North London is set to welcome a new, 15,000-capacity live music and arts venue this autumn.
DRUMSHEDS takes over the former Tottenham IKEA site, close to Tottenham Hale tube station, which will be transformed into a bumper 608,000 sq ft culture hub by Broadwick Live. The hybrid, multi-level, multi-room venue is slated to open in September 2023 with a curated programme of music, arts, culture and community events produced by the team behind Printworks.
‘Broadwick’s mission has always been to build brands that deliver unrivaled, live experiences that create real impact,’ says Broadwick’s Director of Strategy, Simeon Alfred. ‘We want Drumsheds, like all the spaces we create, to be new centres of cultural gravity that provide the basis for human connection. A connection that people crave now more than ever.’
As part of the fit-out for its new role, the disused warehouse will undergo adaptive use, and its long floor spans make it perfect for events and exhibitions. To heighten the rugged industrial vibe, old lift shafts, loading bays and leftover machinery will also be kept and turned to new use.
‘This is the first dedicated culture space of this scale and kind,’ proclaims the venue’s website.
Broadwick is working with local authorities to create job opportunities and free ticket schemes for residents in the neighbourhood. Find out more about Drumsheds ahead of its launch.