ENB names production studio after donor

Published: 19 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Tamara Rojo, Charles Holloway, Sir Roger Carr - English National Ballet’s Holloway Production Studio Credit: Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet has named the main studio in its new home at London City Island the Holloway Production Studio in recognition of a substantial donation from philanthropist Charles Holloway.

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of ENB, said, “the Holloway Production studio sits at the heart of our new home and has transformed the way we work at English National Ballet. Its scale and versatility have given us freedom to be truly ambitious in our creativity. It is also a space that we can open up to other theatre, dance and music companies so that its benefits are shared throughout our artistic communities. On behalf of all of us at English National Ballet, I want to give heartfelt thanks to Charles Holloway for his incredible generosity.”

Sir Roger Carr, Chair of ENB, added, “the scale and quality of the Holloway Production Studio has helped us slowly get our dancers rehearsing and creating again after lockdown and we are sincerely grateful to Charles for his vision, his philanthropy and his kindness to our company and all its wonderful artists.”

The Holloway Production Studio features a fully fitted fly tower and is rigged with technical gallery, lighting and sound desks allowing for technical rehearsals to take place before arrival in a theatre. It also has retractable seating for 175 so audiences can be invited.