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The Floating Cinema

London , London (Greater)

The Floating Cinema is also a unique venue for wedding entertaining. Created as a collection of extraordinary cargoes placed atop a traditional-style, industrial canal barge, Duggan Morris Architects’design offers a beautiful, versatile space to host a range of events, canal and river tours, including a purpose-built auditorium for intimate wedding receptions that can include screenings, launches, private dining, receptions, away days and much more.

The Floating Cinema
29A Spelman Street
London (Greater), E1 5LX
United Kingdom
Anna Doyle
Work 020 7377 9677
Please mention Chic & Boutique Venues when you enquire.


  • Venue: 25
  • Ceremony: 15
  • Sit down dinner: 15
  • Standing: 25

Event types

Breakfast, Bridal Shower, Brunch, Engagement Party, Dinner, Lunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Reception, Wedding Dinner


Days vary, All year

About The Floating Cinema

The Floating Cinema 2013: Extra-Ordinary

Building on the resounding success of the Floating Cinema 2011, UP Projects launched a brand new Floating Cinema at the end of July 2013. Designed by Duggan Morris Architects and working in partnership with artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere), the cinema features a new “Extra-Ordinary” programme of outdoor screenings, canal tours, workshops and events along the waterways of East London and beyond.

“We wanted this year’s programme to say that it’s London’s ordinary people that make its culture so extraordinary, and to spotlight some of those people and what they do in life, as well as to make sure they are at the heart of the programme as an active audience. The Extra-Ordinary theme offers a celebration of the overlooked and ‘ordinary’ in life, and brings to the fore the brilliance to be found on our doorstep.” Somewhere 2013

Duggan Morris Architects were selected via an International Open Call Architecture Competition produced in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation. Check the Boat page for more information.

The Floating Cinema is supported by The Legacy List with corporate partner Bloomberg as part of Bloomberg East in partnership with the Canal & River Trust. The Floating Cinema is part of UP Projects’ Portavilion programme of temporary pavilions and structures for London’s public spaces.

Check the Events Page for full events listings and how to book tickets.
Check the Commissions Page for new Floating Cinema commissions.

Floating Cinema Extra-Ordinary 2013 Team
Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie, Somewhere, artists and creative programmers
Emma Underhill, Director
Laura Harford, Project Curator
Simon Cummin, Events Manager
Anna Ramsay, Education and Participation Producer
Bethan Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
The Useful Arts Organisation, Website, AV Design & Build
O Production, Film Production
Modern Activity, Graphic Design
Will Cunningham, Technical Support

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