Championing new ideas in contemporary art since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of 2,263 artists over 45 years, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time.
The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes.
artsdepot is an award winning cultural hub. Our venue incorporates a 395 seat theatre, 148 seat studio theatre, gallery, café, bar, studios, and architecturally stunning public spaces.
We have been celebrating the arts since we opened in 2004. Every year, we welcome over 100,000 people who come to watch, learn or be inspired. With our vibrant programme of performances and exhibitions, we seek to surprise and thrill audiences of all ages.
Stantonbury Theatre strives to be family friendly and to make your visit as comfortable and as fun as possible. We offer a varied programme for families and younger audience members.
Stantonbury Theatre is a perfect venue for performances of drama, music, dance and musical theatre. It's available for hire all year round to commercial, professional and non profit making groups for performances, demonstrations and presentations.
We have technicians on site to help you set up the theatre for your performances and we can assist you in selling your tickets and marketing your event. Another added benefit of holding your event at Stantonbury is the free car parking here on site and the easy access from the main road network in Milton Keynes. The auditorium seats 200 in the fixed raked seating. An additional 52 patrons can be seated in the pit. There are 4 spaces for wheelchairs.
Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London's public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as MichaÃ«l Borremans, Yang Fudong and Charles Avery.
The LSO is proud to be Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, where it performs around 70 concerts a year.
The residency has enabled the Orchestra to establish a truly loyal audience and to fulfil many artistic aspirations. Joint projects between the Orchestra and the Barbican place us at the heart of the Centre's programme.
The LSO also enjoys successful residencies at the Lincoln Center in New York, at the Philharmonie de Paris, and at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Other regular tour destinations include the Far East, North America and all the major European cities.
Touring has been a part of the Orchestra's life since the very beginning. In its early years, the LSO made annual provincial tours, travelling around the country by train for two weeks at a time. The first of these tours in 1905 was conducted by Sir Edward Elgar and featured many of his own compositions. The Orchestra's first tour abroad was to Paris in 1906 when the Orchestra travelled with the 300-strong Leeds Choral Union to give two performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the ThéÃ¢tre du Chatelet.