The Mick Jagger Centre
is performing arts venue in Dartford
. It is on the site of Dartford Grammar School
; however, it is also open to the local community. The Centre is named after the Rolling Stones
singer Mick Jagger
, who was a pupil at the school. It has two main stages and holds theatre workshops in the summer.
There are two main performance spaces, a recording studio, rehearsal rooms, a bar and gallery. The Small Room has a capacity of 150 seated; the Big Room can seat 350 or hold 600 standing.
The centre cost £2.25m, Construction on the arena started in 1998 and it was opened in March 2000 by the Duke of Kent
and Jagger. At its opening, Jagger
was persuaded by a student to sign the wall of one of the new music classrooms with 'I was here,' which he did, the memento still being displayed today.
The Mick Jagger Centre is the home of the Orchestra of the Thames Gateway
, a professional orchestra with an ambitious programme of commissioning new works from local composers to reflect the Thames Gateway
region. A new Concerto
by composer Adrian Smith is due to be... Read More