Riverside Studios unveils autumn programme

Image above: Promotional artwork for Cages via Riverside Studios

Autumn programme has “huge range” for west Londoners

The full details of the 2023 autumn season at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios has been announced.

The season includes theatre, art, cinema, family entertainment, and events that offer audiences in west London and beyond a huge choice of experiences under one roof, along with all- day dining overlooking the River Thames.

With the genre-busting visual spectacular Cages now running in Studio 2 until January, other theatrical offerings include Trainspotting Live (18 October – 6 November), the world premiere of KT Tunstall’s musical Saving Grace (22 November – 4 December), the UK premiere of Flute Theatre’s brand new version of Pericles (8 – 13 November), a dark new comedy from Brick Fox Theatre Company Holy Sht* (6 – 17 December), and family show Jonny Feathers the Rock and Roll Pigeon (7 December – 8 January).

Image above: Trainspotting Live (18 October – 6 November)

Cinema highlights include films screenings as part of the London Baltic Film Festival (28-30 October) and the Irish Film Festival London (17 – 20 October), the 4K restorations of Oscar-winning classic Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (23-24 October) and Poltergeist (30-31 Oct) and Black History Month screenings of The Woman King (21 – 27 October) and Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes including a creative Q&A and live music to accompany (23 October).

Image above: Flowers for Mrs Harris, which runs at Riverside Studios until 25 November; L to R Charlotte Kennedy, Pippa Winslow, Abigail Williams, Jenna Russell, Harry Singh, Kelly Price, Issy Khogali, Nathaniel Campbell

‘Dive-in’ Membership scheme

Alongside these theatrical and cinematic highlights are a series of events and initiatives aimed west London’s community, including Pay What You Can screenings, Yoga Classes, Over 50s Drama Workshops, Italian Culture Club, and Parent and Toddler Creative Classes – all under the banner of the Dive In Membership scheme, which is available to any resident of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham living in Council Tax Bands A-D, living on Universal Credit or who has a child on Pupil Premium.

Creative Director Rachel Tackley said:

“One of the many things I love about Riverside Studios is the huge range of work that we present, on our stages, in our cinemas, and on the gallery walls.

“We have been so fortunate to work with some fabulous artists and producers over the last 12 months, and it has been a joy to see the venue so full and alive. So we’re thrilled to be announcing the next exciting chapter to take us into the new year and to run alongside Cages which continues to blow the minds of audiences in our main theatre!”

Meanwhile there has been no word on Riverside Studio’s longer term future. The showcase, state-of-the-art centre which opened with great aplomb just as the pandemic started, began the process of entering administration in March, citing “eye-watering” energy bills and the debt incurred by its recent redevelopment. A month later the building was put up for sale.

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