Circus News

Jacksons Lane Redevelopment to Benefit ‘Artists and Audiences’

An arts centre has received funding from the National Lottery to support its 2020 redevelopment project.

Jacksons Lane in Highgate, North London, has been awarded second-stage funding of £2.26m from Arts Council England’s Large Capital Grants scheme.

The funding is a crucial contribution to the centre’s £5.1m redevelopment programme, which will transform Jacksons Lane’s Grade II-listed building and secure its position as the UK’s leading venue for contemporary circus, creative learning and community involvement.

The capital project will reimagine the building’s interior to create studio spaces that are stimulating, well-equipped and, for the first time, entirely physically accessible. The foyer will be dramatically expanded and Jacksons Lane’s auditorium will be sensitively enhanced to reveal striking historical features and improve audience experience.

On completion, Jacksons Lane will offer a vibrant programme of artistic work and creative learning opportunities. It will build on its reputation as the UK’s leading supporter of contemporary circus to become the home of excellence for all non-verbal theatre. It will increase opportunities offered to young people passionate about pursuing a career in the arts. The centre will reflect London’s diversity across artists, audiences and staff, and it will move forward sustainably into the next 45 years and beyond…

Read the Full Article at Enfield Independent