London’s Lightroom venue delays opening

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Lightroom has pushed its opening back by a month until February 22, with the venue also extending the run of its first installation. 

The new London venue, which has been billed as the ‘sister space’ to the Bridge Theatre near Tower Bridge, is set to open with an immersive visual installation ‘David Hockney: Bigger and Closer (not smaller and further away)’.

The immersive experience will take visitors on a journey through six themed chapters curated and narrated by the artist himself, alongside a specially composed score by Nico Muhly.

Lightroom was set to open on January 25, but the venue’s website now states that it will open from February 22. The initial booking period for the Hockney installation has also been extended from the original final date of April 23 until June 4.

The venue is located in Kings Cross on Lewis Cubitt Square, and has been designed by architectural studio Haworth Tompkins. It is a joint venture between design and production company, 59 Productions, and London Theatre Company.

Tickets start at £25 ($30/€29) for adults and from £15 for students for the Hockney experience.

The installation is the result of a three-year collaboration between Hockney and the creators of Lightroom, and will be the first original show for the venue.