Hornsey Exchange Opens

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A view inside a newly-built office with a brick wall, yellow and blue-painted opposite walls and a rectangular table in the middle. A large TV is fixed to the wall.

Discover Hornsey Exchange –  the first step towards Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre reopening at the end of 2022.

Operated by the team behind Twickenham Film Studios in west London, The TIME + SPACE Co. announces exciting plans.

Hornsey Arts Centre Redevelopment

First opened in Crouch End in 1935, Hornsey Town Hall is now being meticulously restored to its original Grade-II* Listed condition.

Set to reopen in Q4 of 2022, the Town Hall is coming back to life as a modern day, future-proofed Arts Centre. The building will include a theatre, performance and event spaces and a unique cinema experience. That’s not all: flexible workspaces, a rooftop bar and a variety of food and beverage outlets will also be available.

A multi-disciplined recording studio, Hornsey Sounds, will also be dedicated to helping develop local and emerging talent in the London Borough of Haringey.

Hornsey Sounds

A man is working in a music studio.

This cutting-edge recording studio will open its doors in the Supper Room, where The Kinks and The Rolling Stones once performed, giving the grassroots community a dedicated space. This initiative is designed to train and upskill talents, but also create jobs in Haringey.

Piers Read, Managing Partner of The TIME + SPACE Co. which operates the Arts Centre, is also a Crouch-ender. He adds “our vision has always been that the Town Hall will be a place to create, becoming a major destination for arts, culture and entertainment in the UK.

The opening of Hornsey Exchange is a major milestone in the project and a first step in bringing the venue back to life. Building upon an illustrious past, the community can now reserve any of the spaces, so many steeped in history, to play your part in an exciting new era for Hornsey Town Hall.”

Workspaces For Creatives

With state-of-the-art and refurbished spaces for hire, Hornsey Town Hall will offer hybrid workspaces, consisting of hot desks, fixed desks and private studios. A Social Membership will be available, packed with exclusive benefits and discounts on hires of spaces and much more.

Andrew Major, Head of Space + Community at The TIME + SPACE Co., adds “the Arts Centre stands to become a thriving hub for creative freelancers, SMEs and startups working in North London. The level of interest we have had in all the spaces has been very high, in particular for flexible workspace in the building. By becoming a member, you’re getting an incredibly unique space with gold-standard facilities but most importantly, you’ll become part of a truly like-minded community of creatives.”

Reservations and enquiries can be made in Hornsey Exchange and via email.

Hornsey Exchange

Hornsey Sounds will boast an array of studio-ready equipment, providing a professional platform for podcasters, broadcasters and creatives within the community to audibly express themselves.

A pilot programme will launch in January 2022 within Hornsey Exchange, where community groups can utilise the facility to record high-quality podcasts produced by Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre’s in-house Sound Engineer.

An Exciting Lineup Of Events In North London

A band is playing on stage in the background as the camera focuses on hands up in the air from the audience.

In parallel, The TIME + SPACE Co. will be developing a fully curated performance and event programme.

An Artistic Director will be recruited in early 2022. They will programme across all the redeveloped spaces, including the refurbished 600-capacity Assembly Hall where rock legends Queen first performed “Bohemian Rhapsody” live on the stage in 1971. Events will also take place in the iconic Committee Room, Council Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour and the newly built rooftop terrace. This will be complemented by a variety of food and drinks options as well as packages for both private functions and corporate events.

Food And Drinks Restaurateurs

A much-appreciated restaurateur will coexist with the community space from January and will be joining the fantastic on-site traders once the site reopens, offering delicious pizzas made from carefully selected Italian and local British produce.

Meet The Team

See how you can get involved in the future of the Arts Centre by making an appointment with a member of our team based in Hornsey Exchange on the Town Hall Square.

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