King’s Cross will be the location of London Theatre Company’s second theatre, a new 600-seat flexible auditorium, based on the acclaimed Bridge Theatre which opened in October 2017.
The 600 seat theatre at King’s Cross will include a flexible auditorium, capable of a streamlined transformation between formats to support a varied programme of new commissions and classics. The theatre will include an active foyer, which will include a café/bar, open during the day to visitors, as well as during shows. The building is currently under construction and the new King’s Cross theatre is planned to open for winter 2021.
The new theatre, which will be situated on Lewis Cubitt Square, adjacent to London’s new shopping and dining district Coal Drops Yard, represents a significant cultural addition to the King’s Cross development, already home to Central Saint Martins, its Platform Theatre and two Everyman Cinemas, as well as nearly 30 restaurants and cafes, twenty-six acres of public realm and an annual events programme.
Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, London Theatre Company, said: “We’ve been delighted with the welcome the Bridge has received, and with the intimacy, comfort and adaptability of Haworth Tompkins’/Tait auditorium. We’re looking forward to joining the vibrant King’s Cross neighbourhood in a few years’ time.”
This permanent addition to King’s Cross follows the pop-up King’s Cross Theatre which delighted audiences between 2014 and 2016 with performances of an Olivier Award-winning production of The Railway Children, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, David Bowie’s Lazarus and the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy.