ABOUT US

We take vacant buildings and underused public places and bring them into creative use. These spaces provide an incubation space for different disciplines, and for communities to come together.

SERVICES

We provide commercial services to landlords, local authorities and others that breathe life into spaces. We can provide logistical support to clients using our buildings. We create unique live experiences.

SPACES

We manage stunning buildings on behalf of landlords, available for rent to the film and events industries. All profits from hires go towards supporting artistic and community activities.

WHAT'S ON

We host events and projects in the spaces we manage, covering the spectrum of visual and performing arts. We offer a regular programme of workshops and manage projects outside our spaces.

PROJECTS

Working with a network of high-calibre creatives we run a year-round programme of public events. With a focus on multidisciplinary art, new media and events that advocate for social change.

CONTACT

Whether you're interested in us managing a building, creating an uplifting outdoor project, if you'd like to hire a space, or if you just like coffee, we're always up for chatting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming creative events taking place in our spaces.
Curated by Ugly Duck.

HIRE A SPACE

Ugly Duck offers unique spaces for hire for corporate events, filming, photography, arts and community projects.

47/49 TANNER STREET

A former Victorian tannery in London SE1 with 4 indoor spaces and 2 outdoor spaces which can be hired together or separately. Original industrial features, stunning exposed brick and wood, plenty of natural light.

THE TESTING WORKS

A Victorian workshop in London SE1 which houses the world’s oldest testing machine. Full of unusual backdrops and original Victorian engineering equipment. The 3 spaces are usually hired together.

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