Lightroom London - 59 Productions
Lightroom, London - 59 Productions

Lightroom is a new venture set up by 59 Productions and the London Theatre Company. Its home is in an extraordinary four-storey-high space in Kings Cross equipped with the latest digital projection and audio technology.

The innovative showspace was designed by 59 Productions, and Haworth Tompkins designed the venue as a sister space to the award-winning Bridge Theatre.

Lightroom is a new venture set up by 59 Productions and the London Theatre Company. Its home is in an extraordinary four-storey-high space in Kings Cross equipped with the latest digital projection and audio technology.

The innovative showspace was designed by 59 Productions, and Haworth Tompkins designed the venue as a sister space to the award-winning Bridge Theatre.

Through creative dialogue with artists and innovators from around the world, Lightroom will explore new forms of storytelling.

Lightroom is a space in which we will develop shows that combine the scale and spectacle of immersive experiences with a focus on new forms of storytelling. In collaboration with some of the world’s greatest artists and innovators, Lightroom will present pioneering work that brings together a diverse range of design and narrative disciplines.

The venue is opening with our inaugural show – David Hockney: Bigger and Closer (not smaller and further away) – which we have created with David over the last three years.

Lightroom is a space in which we will develop shows that combine the scale and spectacle of immersive experiences with a focus on new forms of storytelling. In collaboration with some of the world’s greatest artists and innovators, Lightroom will present pioneering work that brings together a diverse range of design and narrative disciplines.

The venue is opening with our inaugural show – David Hockney: Bigger and Closer (not smaller and further away) – which we have created with David over the last three years.

Lightroom - David Hockney with mockup of 59 Productions Set

David Hockney viewing the model box containing “August 2021, Landscape with Shadows” Twelve iPad paintings comprising a single work © David Hockney. Photo by Mark Grimmer

Lightroom - David Hockney - Mark Grimmer - By Justin Sutcliffe

David Hockney and Mark Grimmer at Lightroom, photographed by Justin Sutcliffe

We have many more shows to come – this new art form being one that has so many avenues to explore – so many possibilities within it. Hockney is the first in a repertoire of original shows, which we will make with leading artists and innovators, aspiring to be visually astonishing, alive with sound and rich in new perspectives.

We can’t wait to share Hockney and many future ideas with new audiences in the coming months.

Follow 59 Productions for more news on Lightroom and announcements about future projects.

David Hockney - Bigger and Closer