Great Gallery, Quayside 1, Great Gallery Courtyard, East Mall Square, Quayside Courtyard, North and South Vaults, East Mall Breakouts, Lower Quayside, North Dock, Little Gallery
BBC Introducing Live is aimed at those hoping to gain an insight into careers in the music industry and attracts large numbers of attendees in the 18-25 age bracket. The organisers were looking for a high-capacity venue that could accommodate the large numbers of attendees, and provide a variety of spaces to serve as exhibition spaces, talk theatres, workshops and performance spaces.
Another key aspect in the BBC Introducing Live’s choice of Tobacco Dock as a venue was the urban feel of the building, which they felt was the perfect fit for their event and target demographic.
During the planning stages, the BBC Introducing Live team appreciated the support and expertise of the Tobacco Dock Operations Team, who were able to help them plan their program and advise on the sound level management throughout the venue. Tobacco Dock’s distinctive layout created the ability to interact between the two levels which contributed to the buzz and atmosphere of the event.
The team commented on the ease of production – at Tobacco Dock, our extensive breakouts and connecting spaces meant that the festival zones were easily defined, with no need for any construction in their event build. They also loved the fact that the spaces already had the rigging, lighting and sound systems in situ and ready for action.