NEWS: The Bush Theatre Re-Opens Following Major Redevelopment

The theatre officially re-opens following a £4.3 million redevelopment carried out by architects Haworth Tompkins. 

Exterior view of new extension. Bush Theatre reopens. Photographer Philip Vile

After a year’s worth of refurbishments, the Bush Theatre is officially open to the public, with images of the newly revamped building being released to mark the occasion.

To celebrate, the theatre will be presenting a week-long of ‘house warming’ events from the 18th March, which will include Black Lives,Black Words  between the 23rd and the 25th March.

View into the reading room. Bush Theatre reopens. Photographer Philip Vile. Low res.jpg

The year long project carried out by the award winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned the former library built at the turn of the 20th century into an accessible and modern cultural building.

When visiting the theatre, audiences and visitors will see a new entrance, front-of-house area and exterior garden terrace to the main street. The redevelopment also includes a new studio space to allow the theatre to work with a further 200 artists each year.

View from new extension to the Library Bar. Bush Theatre reopens. Photographer Philip Vile. Low res

Talking about the theatre reopening, Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre said: “Following this landmark capital project, we couldn’t be more excited to re-open our building to the world. We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences old and new to this incredible space. It was important to me that we re-open with a week of celebrations that embrace the diversity of the world we live in.” 

To find out more about what the Bush Theatre has coming up in its programme visit:


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