Troubadour Theatres and Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo today announced the launch of the Troubadour White City Theatre at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in west London. Opening in summer 2019, the new theatre will join a thriving new neighbourhood at White City Place, neighbouring other destinations such as Soho House and Westfield Shopping Centre.
This new venue will be operated by the award-winning team behind the successful King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children and David Bowie’s Lazarus and Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre which will open in summer 2019. The new state-of-the-art hub will consist of a 1,200-seat fully flexible theatre plus an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose venue with an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar; continuing to showcase a ground-breaking and exciting programme of large-scale theatrical shows, film screenings, exhibitions, concerts and international events.
Troubadour White City Theatre will launch in summer 2019, with programme and ticketing details to be released in due course.
The Troubadour White City Theatre will stage world-class productions from well-known and emerging production companies and artists reflecting the vitality of London, the TV and film heritage of White City and the dynamism of the UK’s theatre scene. Excellent transport links, with White City and Wood Lane stations minutes away and an enhanced audience experience with comfortable seating, increased leg room and a spacious and welcoming bar will make the Troubadour White City Theatre a favourite destination for local, national and international audiences.
The venue will present a range of original shows as well as offer a unique opportunity for commercial theatre producers, enabling them to present work beyond the limitations of traditional West End Theatres, in a large scale, dynamic and flexible space.
Troubadour Theatres will seek to work with the local community and wider city through sustained and meaningful partnerships with local businesses, residents, community groups and schools, with the aim of finding ways to give opportunities to the next generation of talent. Troubadour White City Theatre is committed to creating a theatre that operates efficiently, provides local employment and runs an environmentally sustainable way.
Oliver Royds and Tristan Baker, of Troubadour Theatres said:
“White City Place, with Television Centre as its nearest neighbour, sits within an area that is synonymous with entertainment, storytelling and the diversity of British culture for years. It is only natural to build a theatre, another home for the imagination, alongside it.
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 2 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.”
David Camp, CEO of Stanhope PLC, the developer of White City Place said:
“We are delighted to be able to announce that the Troubadour White City Theatre will launch at White City Place this year. The theatre will be a cultural hub for White City and the wider west London area, located within the city’s newest and most exciting business and dining district. We look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to this vibrant new London destination.”
White City Place is a group of re-imagined buildings in White City from RIBA award-winning architects Allies & Morrison, set around a newly landscaped central avenue with high quality retail spaces, restaurants and gardens. Totalling 566,290 sq ft of new office space, the buildings have been designed for modern creative businesses. First confirmed tenants to move into White City Place include YOOX Net-A-Porter, ITV, The Royal College of Art, Huckletree, Autolus, Jellycat and The Paul Institute.
A series of leading restaurants have also recently opened at White City Place, marking it out as a true foodie destination in west London. These include, W12 Studios, Coco di Mama, WAKA, Shola, Herman ze German and The Athenian.
White City Place is a joint venture development between Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.