Relax, Play, Create.
The Dream Machine was originally inspired by its founder Matthew Lygate's time living in a healing centre within the Amazonian jungle. There he stumbled onto the power of holistic community healing, music and sound therapy and traditional medicine. Years later at 257 London road Glasgow, we are using creative technologies to provide a unique space where anyone can leave their day-to-day reality at the door without traveling halfway around the world. The Dream Machine has many more voyages ahead and we invite you to join.
The Dream Machine is a collective formed from a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) and a Charity. The CIC provides bespoke creative spaces and equipment to artists, educators, musicians and others. We also hold a stock of professional second-hand audio-visual equipment available for rental at reasonable prices. Profits made from the CIC are sent to the charity branch to fund projects concerned with sharing creativity and supporting our community in the various challenges they face.
Here at the Dream Machine, we are committed to creativity in all its forms. This is because the challenges the world faces today, such as the mental health crisis, climate change or poverty are insurmountable without creative innovation. Supporting all forms of creativity means we work in various fields, including crafts, traditional arts, video, interactive digital arts, and sound production. Still, we are always hoping to broaden our horizons. That’s why we are interested in working with you. Creative people accomplishing interesting things are always welcome here, so please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE DO
Provide Bespoke Creative Spaces and Equiptment.
We have two spaces to offer. The first is the Dream Room, an adaptable multi-sensory venue with various uses such as hosting audio-visual experiences, practising yoga, video art installations and events like small audio-visual gigs and parties. The second space is the Dream Lab, a perfect space to host educational or creative workshops, have a music rehearsal or host a relaxed boiler room type gig. We also have a large selection of audio-visual equipment that can be rented.
The Dream Room
The Dream Room is an adaptable multi-sensory venue. By controlling its mood lighting, underfloor heating, surround sound, and immersive projectable walls, we can create a one of a kind space to fit your bespoke needs and purposes.
The Dream Lab
The Dream Lab space is suitable for classroom-based environments such as workshops, masterclasses and craft sessions. Its versatility means it can also double up as a great music rehearsal space.
Arts, Design and Music Workshops.
We conduct online and in-person creative workshops that explore a range of creative practices such as AV technology, painting and music production. However, we are always trying to expand what we have to offer. Primarily we support participants to have fun, meet new people and gain new skills. We believe that doing this enriches participants lives and wellbeing in a multitude of ways by providing:
Enjoyment through catharsis or relaxation during creative practice.
Social interaction within workshop activities.
Newfound confidence from the skills gained.
By supporting our participants in these ways, we hope to encourage happier and healthier lifestyles and people.
Research and Innovation
We consider knowledge to be power here. When it comes to progressing the arts and ourselves, the more we know, the better we can support people. When we work in our community, we conduct research to drive innovation forward within our organisation and the services we provide. This helps us in addressing critical issues in society like the mental health crisis, wellbeing, loneliness and isolation, education/upskilling, and supporting local creativity.