LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Vans has brought its multi-purpose venue House Of Vans to London, opening at the Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo Station on August 9.
The concept already exists in Brooklyn and the venue will act as a free space hosting a music venue, gallery, artist labs, café, cinema, bars and skatepark.
Over 3,000sqm, an 850-person capacity gig space will include free ticketing, live streamed events and crowd-sourced event curation.
Four art studios will be made available to both emerging and established artists with the opportunity to exhibit in the space at the end of their tenancy. Artists in residence will also hold workshops for the local community from the local community and beyond.
Two tunnels will be dedicated to a permanent indoor skatepark, encompassing a street course and miniramp section and a deep concrete bowl.
Discussing the project, Jeremy de Maillard, VP of marketing said: “The House of Vans London is the physical manifestation of the cultures and creativity at the heart of the Vans brand.
"London is the perfect city to expand this original concept first established in Brooklyn and it’s an honour to take over this iconic venue from the Old Vic. We’re looking forward to building on this legacy, working closely with the local communities and key stakeholders involved in the project.”
House of Vans London will be open five days a week. The space will also host a variety of events and workshops and is affiliated with three charity partners: Old Vic New Voices, Railway Children and Action for Children.
–According to MusicWeek