The Dentist at 33 Chatsworth Road is a prominent corner property on a historic high street in Hackney. It was purchased in 2011 by the current owner who saw in the building’s aspect and location the potential for an intimate yet outward looking Arts Venue.
Over the last 7 years it has operated within the limitations of the building’s idiosyncrasies to offer a diverse and engaging programme of events hosting exhibitions, sociological research, school groups, concerts, rehearsals and workshops.
In 2018 is perhaps best known as a music venue with much of it’s programme directly engaging the local community through it’s outdoor events for the weekly Chatsworth Road Market and music lovers across London and beyond through the founding and ongoing production of the Dentist Stage at Chatsworth Road Festival.
All of this activity has fed into a vision for the redevelopment of the property into a venue of greatly enhanced capacity and reach, and a sustainable model for trading as such.
In 2018 a limited company Thirty Three and a Third was established to carry out the works and an updated brief was delivered to project architects Citizen’s Design Bureau who have produced costed schemes to meet the current project budget and proposals for more ambitious works that would require further finance.
Thirty Three and a Third Ltd are currently exploring sources of further investment and funding with a view to establishing the final scope of the first phase of works and submitting a scheme to planning by the end of the year.