New theatre in White City to launch in summer 2019
A new West London fringe theatre is set to launch later this year on the former site of BBC Media Village in White City.
The Troubadour White City Theatre, announced today by Troubadour Theatres and Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, will feature two flexible spaces and will be operated by the team behind the King’s Cross Theatre, where productions such as The Railway Children, Lazarus and In The Heights all ran.
Set to open its doors this summer, the Troubadour White City Theatre will feature a flexible 1,200 seater theatre, and a second 800-seater space, which will feature comfortable seating, increased legroom compared to the average theatre, and a new bar space. The programme of work will include theatre shows, exhibitions, film screenings and concerts.
The location is a close to the Westfield Shopping Centre and Soho House, at the former BBC Media Village, where a number of international TV and film operations including BBC Studios and BT Sport were based.
The news comes after it was announced the National Theatre production of War Horse is set to open at another new Troubadour theatre in Wembley Park, which was announced in May 2018.
Oliver Royds and Tristan Baker, of Troubadour Theatres said: “Troubadour White City Theatre will be designed to meet the needs of modern audiences: comfortable seating, generous toilet facilities, increased leg room and a spacious and welcoming bar. For theatre makers, White City will offer two flexible, dynamic and exciting performance spaces which can be designed around the shows.
“Troubadour Theatres are excited to break the mould of traditional theatres and bring new innovative spaces to audiences and producers alike.”
The first production and programme of events for the summer launch of Troubadour White City Theatre will be announced in the coming months.