The multi-award winning British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor CBE will open a new dance space in early 2017 at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Designed by architectural practice We Not I, Studio Wayne McGregor will be an experimental environment comprising three studios, including two of the largest in London, and a fluid series of collaborative workspaces.

A programme of activity will commence in April 2017 including providing rehearsal spaces for free to a broad range of artists enabling them to create, explore and play in state of the art facilities.

McGregor, Resident Choreographer with The Royal Ballet since 2006, also plans for artists who use the space at no cost to give something back, delivering learning and engagement projects in the local area of east London, one of the most socially deprived areas in the UK.