The Icehouse Quarter will be opening a new Café Terrace and 150 seat performance studio. The Terrace was previously used in August by visiting Polish Theatre Group AKRA TEATRE. Comments on the terrace and the prospects for the future use were extremely positive.
‘It’s Terrace Café on the banks of the river was a focal ‘community meeting place’ for ARKA’s ensemble, volunteers and visitors who knew what was going on and simply wished to join in. And all of this happening right in the heart of community, alongside terraced houses, apartment blocks and local businesses.
There was a wonderful snapshot of the Terrace Café’s potential when one of the actors picked up a guitar one lunchtime and proceeded to strum a Tracy Chapman number. This got one or two people on their feet plus a joyous sing-along. One volunteer commented that this area of the Borough will soon rival Shoreditch in avant garde community regeneration and revitalization.’ Carole Pluckrose.
For more information, please see the Barking and Dagenham Post.
If you wish to enquire about hiring out studio space, please contact Steve Drury by email, or alternatively contact 020 8709 1777.