Latest NewsMountview – A Short Film
See our short 5-minute film of Mountview. We interviewed the Students, the staff and the local Southwark community to find out how Mountview has made a difference to them and Peckham.
The 10,200m2 education institution opened its doors to both students and the local community in September 2018. A new 200-seat theatre, due to open at the end of the year, will complete this groundbreaking art and performance facility that has been designed specifically not only for Mountview’s existing students and industry professionals but also to provide arts and vocational training programmes for the local community.
“Working with Mountview has been a memorable experience for us all. This is the type of organisation and building project we cherish. We have worked closely with the school, the local council and the community to envision a new cultural typology for the performing arts. By day, it’s an educational building for tomorrow’s actors, singers, dancers and technical wizards.
By night, it transforms into a hub for the local and wider community through the inclusion of theatres, cafes, bars and an outreach programme that will create a pathway into the arts for the local community, who may otherwise not be able to see a route to the arts for themselves. Ultimately this is a project about creating a platform for people. You can feel the energy, excitement and fun resonating through the walls when you visit.”
Sarah Preece, Executive Director of Mountview, said:
‘Our partnership with Southwark Council, Carl Turner Architects and Gilbert-Ash has been phenomenal. For Southwark to see the potential of housing us in the heart of Peckham and to put arts, culture and education at the centre of their plans for regenerating the area, is remarkable and visionary. Carl Turner Architects and Gilbert-Ash have allowed us to realise our vision to build a facility that is accessible to everyone and that enhances our core business as an internationally renowned drama school.’
Check out the video here: