The London Theatre Company have confirmed details for their upcoming new theatre in King’s Cross.
The London Theatre Company, responsible for the 900-seat Bridge Theatre that opened by Tower Bridge in 2017, have confirmed that the sister venue will open in King’s Cross in Winter 2021. The new space is based on the same layout of the Bridge Theatre and will present a programme of classic productions and new work.
Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, formerly of the National Theatre and now of 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’.
The new North-London theatre will be situated on Lewis Cubitt Square, adjacent to King’s Cross’ new shopping destination Coal Drops Yards. The theatre is designed by Haworth Tompkins in collaboration with TAIT. The new space is being designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and is situated in a new nine-storey building, which will be the new base of operations for Facebook UK. The area previously held a temporary venue which played host to the David Bowie musical LAZARUS, and the Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare trilogy in 2016.
James Edgerley, project director at King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, said: ‘We’ve been busy working with the London Theatre Company on this joint proposal as the building’s design has evolved and we are excited to bring forward a high quality theatre at the heart of King’s Cross. This will help further our vision of N1C as London’s creative quarter, where there will be plenty more new openings in the years to come. We can’t wait for the first performance’.