Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery.
The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children's charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. Their creative generosity set the template for the ways in which the arts can support philanthropy.
Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events the Museum celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children's lives for over 275 years.
The Space is a performing arts and community centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London. In May 2015 we activated a new performance space in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in collaboration with the Canary Wharf group. This exciting venue will run from May-August alongside our usual year-round activities at our original site on Westferry Road.
The Barbican innovates with an international programme that crosses artforms, uniting outstanding artists and adventurous partners. We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow, commissioning work, training professionals and presenting in London and around the world.
Our mission is to support community renewal in East London by delivering Arts and Creative Services through a financially sustainable model. present, Bow Arts operates at a number of different Studios across east London. We also operate a Live Work scheme throughout several sites in Bow, which provides housing for practising artists who have an interest in community work. We currently house around 400 artists in eight workspace sites, and two Live Work sites, including the iconic Balfron Tower.