Final and Bootcamp Venues
We will be using 5 magnificent venues for our finals during the Challenge
GRAND FINAL VENUE - INDIGO2 AT THE O2 ARENA
The little sister of the vast O2 Arena isn't really all that little. In fact, with a capacity of 2,350 – part-standing room, part-amphitheatre seating, sometimes part-table seating – IndigO2 is one of London's largest venues. It's hosted everything from the NME Awards to the legendary 'X Factor' boot camp sessions and World famous music acts. This will be the third time the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge Grand Final has been held here!
LONDON REGIONAL FINAL VENUE - THE BROADWAY THEATRE, BARKING
The Broadway in Barking town centre is a performing arts venue and theatre presenting live music, dance, drama, comedy, variety, children's shows and lots more. The 341 seater Broadway is as renowned for its friendly welcome as it is for the quality and diversity of the shows and events it stages.
ESSEX REGIONAL FINAL VENUE - THE PALACE THEATRE WESTCLIFF ON SEA
The Palace Theatre was built at the beginning of the 20th century, opening to the public in 1912, and has been a successful theatre for most of its life. This 600 seat theatre has a raked stage and three seating areas (stalls, circle and gallery).
SURREY REGIONAL FINAL VENUE - EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
Opened in 1984, the Epsom Playhouse has a wide and varied programme of events featuring both professional and community productions. The main Auditorium seats 450 and plays host to major leading theatrical companies, including Opera, Dance, Drama, Comedy, Light Entertainment, Variety, Popular Children's Shows and a Summer Film Season.
KENT REGIONAL FINAL VENUE - THE STAG THEATRE, SEVENOAKS
The 450 seat Stag Community Arts Centre, built in 1937 intially as a cinema, includes a theatre, two digital cinema screens, and an alternative performance and conferencing facility. The Stag welcomes more than 25,000 people every month. More than 40,000 log on to the website each month, and extensive youth outreach work undertaken by the Stag reached more than 12,500 young people last year alone.
Essex Boot Camp - Broadway Theatre, Barking
London Boot Camp - Broadway Theatre, Barking
Kent Boot Camp - South East Dance, Swanley
Surrey Boot Camp - Tiffin Boys School, Kingston
Grand Final Boot Camp - tbc
Competitors in rehearsal