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The Sewing Room

The Sewing Room draws its name from two parts of the building’s history, the first as a ladies’ coat factory, the second as the sewing room of one of the most famous Young British Artists. 

While we’ve removed the long work table from this room, we’ve left the space split-level, as this feature has made it a popular rehearsal space, while also being useful for people holding classes and seminars, giving talks or even putting on previews of their theatre shows to prospective backers.

Our recent programme of improvements means that the Sewing Room will soon have its own kitchen area and toilet on the ground floor, as well as a separate access via the old front door instead of through the courtyard, if required.  Please note: there is no lift to the Sewing Room, making it unsuitable for disabled access: please book McCoy, Apricot, or Hume studios instead.

With wooden floors throughout, white walls and windows down two sides of the room (north and south light), it’s a light airy space that still keeps human proportions. Used regularly for photo shoots, it can also be effectively and quickly fully or partially blacked-out. It can also, by request, be equipped with our Technics P30 stage piano.  Dimensions are 23ft x 35ft, the upper level measuring 23ft x 18ft, the lower level 23ft x 17ft.