Shoreditch Town Hall

Premises Ready with the Greater London Authority

Creative United is working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to deliver a programme which will support people and organisations to open cultural venues within London.

The programme offers advice from industry insiders and experts from arts centres, cinemas, music and dance venues, providing knowledge and insights to help creative businesses open a venue. 

You could be a live music promoter who is ready to take on their own venue, a touring theatre company wanting a permanent space or a dancer who wants to make the leap to running their own performance studio. As long as the venue you have in mind offers a live, cultural experience and is open to the public, then this is for you.

The programme is in 3 parts:

1. The Premises Ready Symposium on 14 November 2018
At the free symposium, a panel of industry professionals discussed the challenges of securing your premises and shared tips to make the journey that much smoother.

2. Premises Ready 2-Day Workshop, 5 and 6 December 2018
An expert-led workshop on 5 and 6 December 2018 at Camden's Roundhouse where participants learned about business planning, accessing finance, licensing, rates and marketing.

3. Free 1:1 business advice in 2019
Five businesses will receive free one-to-one advice from an industry specialist to really boost you towards getting the keys to your own building (see below for more information). 
Please click here to find out more about our free 1:1 business advice and to apply for it. 

We encourage attendance at the Symposium on 14 Nov before moving on to the workshops and applying for the 1:1 advice.