Creating Meanwhile Use Cultural Spaces

Meanwhile Use Specialists

Do you ever see an old, empty warehouse and think, we could put on a great show in there? At Entourage, we see opportunity everywhere; in unused buildings, closed-down venues, even vast open Greenfield spaces.

We are sector leading specialists in discovering and activating empty or disused venues for ‘meanwhile use’ – the short-term or temporary usage of these spaces for cultural purposes.

We work with property owners, brokers and local authorities to ensure that the highest standards of safety are always maintained and that all the relevant building regulations are adhered to as part of the meanwhile use.

Meanwhile Use Feasibility

We take care of every detail; carrying out initial feasibility work and suitability studies, tailored production services to suit these unique venues, and enhanced Health & Safety support to cover every possible scenario. Even better, we have dedicated experts to support you through any potentially complex planning and licensing processes.

If you are a producer with a show you’d like to take out in the wild, or even a property owner with a space that could be put to use for something special, get in touch with us to find out how we can create something incredible.

Site Specific Theatre

Entourage specialise in delivering incredible theatrical shows in the most unusual places.

From redundant office space to disused warehouses, we’ve created incredible worlds out of ‘found spaces’ – these venues offer amazing creative opportunities for next-level immersion, letting audiences live out the story, interact with the set, even engage with the performers.

Taking advantage of the existing architecture and filled with special touches and hidden secrets, we can create hyper-realistic experiences for audiences that transport them out of traditional theatre environments – there is nothing quite as spellbinding as entering a venue and inhabiting an entire new world they couldn’t have imagined existed inside.

Check out some of our insights into planning & licensing if you are thinking of doing a site specific show and get in touch to chat through your idea.

Meanwhile Use for Retail

Post COVID as the retail landscape has changed, Entourage have been involved in several projects converting retail space into venues suitable for experiential attractions. Gamepath’s Monopoly experience in Tottenham Court Road turned a disused Paperchase store into a successful visitor attraction with multiple boards to play and an extensive food & beverage offering.

Many retail property owners are now looking for alternative uses for their spaces as the retail landscape changes and Entourage are perfectly placed to help assist creative organisations work through the feasibility, planning and delivery of projects ranging from temporary popups to permanent tenancies.

What could we do together?

Our Work

Shell Eco-Marathon
Secret Cinema Presents
Stranger Things
Only Murders in the Building
Stadium Sound
Secret Cinema Presents
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Game of Thrones Season 5 Launch
Layered Reality
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
Monopoly Lifesized