Kilimanjaro to launch new London exhibition space
The Kilimanjaro Group, which currently produces more than 2,000 live music and theatrical shows each year, has been granted a 15-year-lease to transform the London Bridge arches location into a fixed cultural hub.
Opening in spring 2023, the new exhibition location – Arches at London Bridge – will see a £5 million (€5.75m) start-up investment. The move marks the DEAG subsidiary’s first long-term lease acquisition into entertainment venues.
Arches at London Bridge will feature curved 6m high, 360° cavernous galleries, and will be a perpetual artistic space. It is estimated to welcome up to 400,000 visitors each year.
“Kilimanjaro are excited to enter into the exhibition space as a new venture for the group, a rare cultural hub, that’s at liberty to host all the weird, wild and wonderful exhibitions that travel the world,” says Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith. “Our aim is to make Arches at London Bridge a thrilling cultural encounter for Londoners and tourists alike, bringing a constantly changing line-up of highly sought after exhibits and interactive experiences, that are already enjoyed by other major cities across the globe.”
“We are thrilled to bring this exciting new cultural arts space to London”
A permanent fixed space designed by architect Cubit3D, Arches at London Bridge will feature a revolving array of ticketed tours and exhibitions, starting with an immersive exploration of Monet’s Garden. An education tour will be developed for each exhibition.
The venue will be helmed by Liz Koravos, who previously oversaw the design, operation and build of the British Music Experience (BME), the UK’s Museum of Popular Music in Liverpool.
“We are thrilled to bring this exciting new cultural arts space to London,” says Koravos. “We can’t wait to open the doors of Arches at London Bridge and welcome in visitors to the worlds created by some of the finest producers and artists working today.”
Kilimanjaro Group comprises Kilimanjaro Live, Flying Music Group, Gigantic Tickets, MyTicket, Let’s Rock Festivals, UK Live, Fane Productions, Singular Artists, Kilimanjaro Theatricals, Form, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (Scotland) and Christmas Lights.
Kilimanjaro Live was named National Promoter of the Year at this week’s inaugural LIVE Awards at The Brewery in London.
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