Blueprint & Vision


Introducing NDT Broadgate; the engine room that makes our ambitious reset year plans possible. 

NDT Broadgate is a large rehearsal and artist development complex exclusively for independent artists, with 16 rehearsal spaces, 10 meeting rooms, multiple communal areas and a large designers’ studio with make-spaces.

Having opened officially on 28th September 2021, this revolutionary artistic development complex is fully staffed, properly resourced, and is completely and totally FREE for independent and freelance artists to use throughout this reset year.

NDT Broadgate is a partnership between New Diorama Theatre and British Land, in partnership with City of London, and generously supported by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Jerwood Arts and Theatre Deli.  

NDT Broadgate is one of the Biggest Rehearsal Spaces in London.

We all want to come back better, and we want NDT Broadgate to drive that that change. We want artists who save money on space to invest in, for example, improving freelancer pay. Or to invest in more inclusive practice or improving access for audiences. 

Together, we can bring our community out of isolation and spark new, unexpected collaborations that wouldn’t have happened in the old world.

Let’s use this building in ways we’ve not yet imagined.

And we're not doing it alone. NDT Broadgate four Associate Companies are Chinese Arts Now, Migrants in TheatreNouveau Riche & The PappyShow

Find out more, read the blueprint:

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In summary... 

108,924 Hours of Free Creative Time

In total, NDT Broadgate unlocks 108,924 hours of totally free space for creative projects and for artists to dream; invaluable time during a year where resources may be increasingly scarce

A footfall of 80,000 Artists

Over this reset year, we’ll welcome thousands of artists, developing hundreds of projects – all using NDT Broadgate totally free of charge.

More than 20,000 square feet

Providing over 20,000 square feet of free space and resource, we want to support artists who’ll focus funds saved on space to fuel a more equal arts industry.

29 Spaces for Creativity over 2 Floors

NDT Broadgate will feature 16 rehearsal studios, more than 10 meeting and presentation spaces, a large designers’ studio & make space and communal areas.

Download the prospective floor plans HERE. 

New Jobs

NDT Broadgate will be fully staffed. Recruited through an open process, with our NDT Broadgate Associates central to the process. And we’re committing to paying all staff, including our cleaning team, more than the London Living Wage.

Get Involved 

These plans are just a blueprint. We're actively seeking your ideas as we run this project, your insights and inspiration to shape how this space can work. If you want to get involved in the conversation there’s plenty of ways to do it:

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Email [email protected]

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