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New 5000-capacity venue to open in London

22 November 2016, 16:40 | Written by Laurence Day

London's getting a brand new, 5000-capacity venue located in a historic 16-acre site in the Docklands.

Printworks London is described as "a ground-breaking new multi-purpose, experimental venue" and is located in the former printing facility for the Metro and Evening Standard.

Although there are plans for gigs, all-dayers, and other sound-based shenanigans, music is the only thing on the menu - the venue's six different events spaces will feature food, film, arts, dance, fashion, "immersive theatre", festivals, and more. Apparently there are already plans for a mini jazz season, a classical music programme, markets, vintage fairs, food festivals, and car shows.

Printworks London will feature "a labyrinth of interconnecting corridors and rooms", plus two soundproofed Press Halls - they've apparently retained many of the original features.

Over the past few years the Printworks has hosted Secret Cinema events, Mulberry's Fashion Week, and was even used as a filming location for Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

As well as ticketed events there will be facilities for community use, including rehearsal rooms.

The first "in-house music events series" is announced on 1 December. If all goes to plan events will begin in January 2017.

The news comes hot on the heels of Fabric's reopening and the appointment of London's first-ever Night Czar - are we seeing a new chapter in the city's nightlife?

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