Woolwich Works is a multi-million pound project by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to restore five heritage industrial buildings on the Royal Arsenal, creating a new landmark cultural hub for London. With large-scale, flexible performance and event spaces, rehearsal studios, rooms for community events and celebrations, bars and a café, the site will be home to a number of local, national and internationally-renowned resident artistic companies.
Woolwich Works will throw open its doors in Spring 2021.
This first stage of our website will introduce you to Woolwich Creative District Trust, and give you information about the project and its progress. Here you can:
We're thrilled that National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) has joined us as a resident artistic company. NYJO was founded in 1965 as a jazz orchestra of young musicians. Today, it nurtures talented, aspiring musicians at the start of their careers and aims to improve jazz education across the country.
Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE, founder of Chineke!, one of our Resident Artistic Companies, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson calling for action against institutional racism. The letter is in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and also highlights previous key moments when action should have been taken. Woolwich Works stands with Chi-Chi, Chineke! and the Black Lives Matter movement in supporting institutional change. We will work hard to ensure this moment doesn’t form part of a list on another letter in years to come.
We'll be throwing open our doors to the public in Spring 2021. We can't wait to welcome you all!
We'll be announcing our full programme and going on-sale with tickets later this year. Sign up to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page to be one of the first to find out.
Absolutely! Whether you're meeting friends for lunch, grabbing a pre-show drink, or just catching up over a coffee, you'll be welcome at our cafe-bar. We'll be sharing more details about our plans later in the year.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich have made sure that our heritage buildings have been refurbished in a way that makes them physically accessible to all, with level access throughout and enhancements including a Changing Places facility. We're a Disability Confident employer, and we're working with Attitude is Everything to ensure that we run Woolwich Works in a way that enables and encourages everybody to take part. We'll have plenty more detailed information to share with you as we look forward to opening.
Head to our Opportunities page for the latest on jobs and other ways to get involved.
Yes, Woolwich Creative District Trust is a registered charity (no 1189180). You can read more about our objectives here.