a business cafe, bespoke designed, for those working in the acting and performance profession.
a place to meet and commune, work and study, eat, drink, rest, and reset.
to treat all customers as equals including staff and management
providing best in class service and experience to customers
design, construct, manage, oversee and provide a pleasant, enjoyable and rewarding environment to work in for both employees and customers
to be amenable to further improve, change, and develop the lounge for the needs of the custom
Share your knowledge
Do the right thing
Keep love alive
Lie, sit, or stand in a relaxed or lazy way:
‘several students were lounging about reading papers’
A public room in a hotel, theatre, or club in which to sit and relax
today, where can self employed actors, dancers and other performing artists go to work if they wanted to get out of the house?
in hotels, coffee houses, and business centre’s we are constantly reminded of the young business entrepreneur, sipping through cups of coffee to simply keep his or her wifi service free.
we see meetings occurring in hotel bars and conference rooms. sometimes they have paid extra for the privilege of meeting in a secluded environment.
printing, photocopying, emailing, conference calls and online interviews, all requiring facilities provided for by their metropolis business centre, coffee house on every corner, fusioned mobile office.
the young business entrepreneur, living for metropolitan demands, enduring day to day struggles to make rent and afford local amenities, can be a lonely, challenging and testing feat.
to have a place you know you can go to, where you can share you woes to a listening ear over a strong drink (caffeinated, juiced or otherwise), some hearty chow, and be able to take a new first breath, in an inspiring environment and spur you on to face those challenges - a place you can go to giving you a helping hand to jump through those hoops, lighting the way to success, and ultimately, if only for an afternoon, helping you make your dreams come true.
there are thousands of actors london, and 5,000 more student equity members each year, graduating from drama schools across the city of london.
each surviving an enduring fight to survive the same battles that the “ ‘bucks” entrepreneur is.
this is because every working actor is also a business entrepreneur in their own right.
Each one of them trying to find their niche market to sell their product. colouring their hair, shifting those extra pounds, stretching that turnout, all in preparation for that all important business presentation pitch they have at the end of the week - the audition.
actors are their own self employed, walking, talking, all singing, dancing businesses. they require high speed wifi, printing and photocopying, they need a professional space to meet prospective agents and managers. They need a relaxed setting to read a new script, or go over their lines before heading off to that Friday afternoon workshop. They need to be a part of the buzz around town, constantly being in the know of the up coming castings and business goss.
Actors and performers mostly take up evening work to save themselves to be free in the day to attend classes, auditions and meetings - and to work at home in the same room where you sleep only encourages poor stamina, lethargy and a sluggish assertion.
Actor’s Lounge gives you a reason to get up in the morning.
You can prep your day, pack your resources in anticipation of your agent calling your for that last minute casting in town, before making your shift, working front of house on Shaftesbury Avenue.
London’s community of triple threat professionals are exactly that - they are a community. working in a world of their own. They read their own publications dedicated to their industry. A network of business-sound professionals, all working on and collaborating on new innovative works. They see each other in dance calls. They attend acting classes together and keep each other in-the-know of when the next Wicked Auditions are being announced. They compare their audition experiences. They share ideas and give tips on how to please a particular casting director.
After they have clocked out of their night shift, Actor’s Lounge open’s their doors to the buzz of London’s night lights, where the real networking happens. The buzz lives on. the professional’s day is done and put to bed to fight another day, and at Actor’s Lounge they can let the performer in them come out to play. Actor’s Lounge harnesses, nurtures and facilitates the professional, the performer, the player, and the sharp eye’d Actor looking to get that phone number from the director at the bar.
Actor’s Lounge is a hub. A Hub that houses this buzz, all under one roof.