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Coming soon… All are welcome at our home, a state-of-the-art new building called The Talent House, at 3 Sugar House Lane in Stratford.

UD and East London Dance have come together, under one roof, to offer even more opportunities for young people. We present to you Talent House, a pioneering music and dance hub, designed by award-winning architect Katy Marks. Boasting professional facilities, including digital broadcast capability throughout, it will lift the aspirations of all who use the House.

With five music recording studios, a live room, two vocal booths, a large flexible rehearsal space, a Mac and tech lab (with 20 workstations for music education), two dance studios, a flexible space for seminars, a shared area for members (including a canteen and hot-desking space), Talent House is THE cultural hub for emerging talent. To top it all off, the central atrium is our main reception and can be used for informal gigs and dance jams.

At UD, we understand that young people need the resources and space to create and explore their potential. The Talent House provides just that while UD continues to empower those trying to make it in the music industry to realise they already belong, equipping those who are breaking through into notoriously competitive creative environments with the tools they need: Excellence, structure, confidence, opportunity and networks.

For more information, email contact@udmusic.org

“London is a global cultural capital, generating £52 billion for our economy each year and growing fast. At the heart of this success is our creative workforce, so it’s vital that we invest in the next generation of creative talent. East London Dance and Urban Development’s Talent House for Urban Culture will support young Londoners from all backgrounds to pursue a career in the arts. Together with East Bank in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and English National Ballet’s new home in Canning Town, this will establish east London as an exciting cultural powerhouse.”

Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries

The Talent House is our new £4.1 million facility, in partnership with East London Dance, designed to become a pioneering music and dance hub for the young people of east London.

At 3 Sugar House Lane, the Talent House will provide access to arts and culture opportunities for young people in the area.

From here, we will continue to invest in development and provide assistance for under-represented artists.

When Talent House opens in summer 2021:

  • It will be a home for young Black and culturally diverse talent.
  • It will be a studio where tomorrow’s music exciting music will be made.
  • it will be a rehearsal space where performances of the future will be crafted.
  • It will be a place of sharing, learning and enrichment.
  • It will be a home for one of the most vibrant communities in the world.
Architect’s render of the building atrium at The Talent House
Architect’s render of offices at The Talent House
Architect’s render of the Control Room at The Talent House
The Talent House, 3 Sugar House Lane – Photo by Ben Stanley


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