Welcome to Tate FilmApp
Bankside Power Station was transformed into the Tate Modern by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2000. The former Turbine Hall, running the entire length of the vast building, now creates a breath taking entrance to the gallery. An escalator sweeps through two floors featuring a café, shop and auditorium to three levels of galleries. At the top of the building is a two-story glass roof which not only provides natural light into the galleries on the top floors, but also houses a stunning café offering outstanding views across London, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. The East Room is a self-contained space which can easily double as an office or penthouse apartment. The Blavatnik Building offers more gallery space, a members’ room and a viewing platform with 360 views of London, which is currently closed to members of the public.
In 2009 Tate once again worked with Herzog & de Meuron to transform what would have been the Power Station’s old oil tanks, into a new gallery and event space. These huge circular spaces, each measuring over thirty metres across and seven metres high, have kept their rough, industrial feel. Creating highly atmospheric subterranean spaces ideal for film and television production.
Additionally, Tate Modern offers wide, modern, light corridors; a red auditorium; a compound that can accommodate vehicles and an area of the river landscape that can hold a small unit base.
Tate Modern has been featured in productions such as Rye Lane, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and Love Actually
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, featuring work from the Tudors to the Turner Prize. Tate Britain shows British art in a dynamic series of thematic special displays and exhibitions, with historic and modern works hanging together in juxtaposition. The new Manton West wing has a modern feel with cream, marble floors and a number of spotlights in the gallery’s ceiling. A beautiful sweeping staircase descends from the museums entrance rotunda into the basement, which houses the café. The floor and balustrades of the staircase have been remade in terrazzo, to include a decorative scalloped pattern which recalls the original marble mosaic floor.
Nestled around the Rotunda at the heart of the gallery, the Members Room at Tate Britain provides a unique space which is full of natural light, thanks to the glass dome covering the buildings ceiling.
Other features include five galleries of art work, for which Tate Britain owns the rights, an enclosed ‘curators garden’, and gardens at the north east and south west corners of the building. The gallery is adjacent to a unit base space big enough to accommodate several trucks and crew cars, which also backs onto an empty storage building. Productions can also make use of an impressively tall goods lift which reaches a height of 20 foot.
Tate Britain has featured in productions including Enduring Love, Mission Impossible and Mr Bean.