A busy printing office until 2013, Printworks became derelict for a few years before being resurrected and transformed into a thriving new entertainment hub in 2017. In fact, old pieces of printing machinery remain in this venue today, giving it an edgy vibe that’s far removed from the contemporary style of many other music venues in London. This huge multi-purpose space is also frequently used for film screenings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and other major events throughout the year.
Launched by an award-winning festival company
This project has been launched by Broadwick Live, which has a proud track record of creating award-winning music festivals, from the Hideout electronic-music festival in Croatia to the Snowbombing multi-genre festival in the Austrian Alps. The company set up the Printworks to shake up the London music scene and introduce a wider variety of daytime and night-time entertainment – from raves to alternative culture.
Printworks’ latest new space
Although Printworks opened in Canada Water last year, the venue also opened a new 3,000-capacity room for live music and arts events last month. This is comparable to the capacity to the Roundhouse in Camden, a popular Grade II-Listed London event venue which can house up to 3,300 standing guests and is used for everything from concerts to corporate functions.
Printworks’ new room will include live music events throughout the week, as well as spectacular electronic-music nights on the weekend. It’s right next to the amazing Press Halls, which is known for its unique industrial design and has welcomed many leading electronic-music artists in the past year.
In total, Printworks can accommodate up to 6,000 guests across just over 119,000 square feet of space. As a comparison, it’s about 20 times the size of Fabric, arguably London’s most famous nightclub.
How to get to Printworks
Printworks is a short walk from Canada Water station (Overground, Jubilee) and Surrey Quays (rail), which means it’s easily accessible from London Bridge, the City and the West End.
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