Once you’re over the beauty of this slightly surreal space, focus your attention on the little stage on the station's roof.

This will be hosting a range of community performances in partnership with Westferry Road arts centre The Space.

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The programme of performances and workshops is called Bloom and it will offer residents and workers the opportunity to take part in, dance to or watch, theatre and music from the local community within the Wharf's giant terranium.

On May 16 and 17 the 50 seater amphitheatre and surrounding gardens will host Early Bloom - the first in a series of Community Arts Festivals.

Among the groups that will be performing in Early Bloom this weekend are Embrace Dance, George Greens School and The Isle of Dogs Choir.

The roof garden during launch day on May 1

Canary Wharf Group's head of community affairs Zakir Khan said: “We want the performance space to be a special place which is truly accessible to local people

“To make this happen we approached The Space which has delivered top quality performance and events in the borough for over 18 years.

"We are working closely with them, utilising their expertise and local knowledge to deliver a first class programme of activity this summer.”

The Space manager Adam Hemming said: “We have tried to develop a programme that anyone can engage with, whether they want to simply watch a show, try their hand at acting or if they are part of an established local group, which would like to perform in this fabulous new performance space.

"The Crossrail Gardens are a unique location and it will be very exciting to see what this inspiring environment evokes in people.”

Get these dates below in your diary, with full details to come closer to the performance dates

  • Free performances, May 21 and 28, July 30 and August 6 at 7pm
  • Family shows, May 23 and 30 and August 1 and 8 at 2pm
  • Late Bloom, Community Arts Festivals, August 22 and 23 at 12pm

  • Newly formed Crossrail Gardens' resident theatre company will create three pieces of theatre, with free workshops and activities, June 18-July 25, Thursday and Friday 7pm and Saturday 2pm

Go to canarywharf.com for further information.