London’s new theatre building boom

London is in the midst of a new theatre building boom. Take a look at the great new performance spaces appearing in the capital.

Boulevard Theatre Soho
Artist impression of the Boulevard Theatre. Photo: SODA studio

The Boulevard Theatre, Soho
With a capacity of 165, this multi-purpose venue was championed by Fawn James of Soho Estates. Artistic director Rachel Edwards is preparing her first season for Autumn 2019.
BOULEVARD THEATRE WEBSITE

Troubadour Wembley Park
External venue impression of Troubadour Wembley Park

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
With a capacity of 1,000 – 2,000 Troubadour Wembley Park has already announced War Horse as part of its initial season.
TROUBADOUR WEMBLEY PARK

Troubadour Theatre White City
Troubadour Theatre White City

Troubadour White City Theatre
Troubadour White City is to open at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in West London. The venue will consist of two fully flexible spaces including a 1,200 fully flexible theatre and an 800-seat multi-purpose state-of-the-art theatre.
TROUBADOUR WHITE CITY

Southwark Playhouse Elephant and Castle
Southwark Playhouse Elephant and Castle

Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse will be dividing its programming between a new purpose built 300 seat space in Elephant and Castle and two new spaces housing 200 and 100 patrons each respectively in London Bridge. Expect the first of these venues to be open by the end of 2019.
SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE WEBSITE

King's Head Theatre new space
King’s Head Theatre new space

King’s Head Theatre
Moving from its existing venue to a new purpose-built venue with a 250 seater space and a studio seating 85, the King’s Head Theatre will continue to champion a diverse programme.
KING’S HEAD THEATRE WEBSITE

New Nimax Theatre Tottenham Court Rd
New Nimax Theatre Tottenham Court Rd

New Nimax Theatre – Tottenham Court Rd
On the former site of the old Astoria, the Nimax Group have begun work on a new in the round 650 seat venue. This new space will be the West End’s first large theatre built since the 1970s

Alexandra Palace Theatre
Alexandra Palace Theatre

Alexandra Palace Theatre
In the process of an incredible restoration since its recent accidental discovery, the Ally Pally Theatre seats approx 1300. Keep an eye out for programming as the venue gets up and running.
ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE WEBSITE

We are also now awaiting news on immersive venue Space 18 and Hytner and Starr’s new theatre in Kings Cross. Watch this space for more venue announcements.

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