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Good news, theatre-lovers. Wembley Park, northwest London's creative hub, is getting a state-of-the-art new performance space, and it's shaping up to be a must-visit destination for anyone who's passionate about the arts.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will open the doors to its fully flexible, 1000-2000 capacity venue this summer, with an incredible line-up of shows to be announced very soon. Located in the former Fountain Studios — the home of TV shows including The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, and Pop Idol — theatrical producers will be able to mold the space to suit their needs. So expect to see bold and immersive shows that push creative boundaries come alive alongside more traditional theatrical experiences.
The theatre will also house a fine dining restaurant, a bar, and an open-air terrace. What's more, just around the corner, you'll find 20+ restaurants in the newly opened Boxpark Wembley, shopping galore at London Designer Outlet, and a jam-packed schedule of free events across the neighbourhood — allowing visitors to really make a day of it.
For its first announced production, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is really pulling out the big guns. This autumn, the global phenomenon that is War Horse takes to the stage.
For those not in-the-know, here's a bit of background on this acclaimed adaption of Michael Morpurgo's classic children's book: twelve years ago, London theatregoers fell head over heels in love with a 10ft long, 180 pound horse puppet. War Horse, the heart-wrenching tale of one boy's search for his beloved equine friend, Joey, across war-torn Europe was met with international acclaim — scooping up five Tonys on Broadway and captivating audiences all over the world. Now, Joey is galloping back into his home city for a limited run, 18 October-23 November. Tickets start at just £15 and can be bought here.
At the time of writing, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre remains tight-lipped about the rest of this year's programme. However, with Troubadour's other theatres having housed productions such as the Olivier Award-winning The Railway Children, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, David Bowie’s Lazarus and the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy, there's bound to be some big names in the pipeline. Wembley Park has also promised that emerging theatre companies will have the chance to showcase their work, in keeping with the neighbourhood's commitment to championing local creativity.
Wembley Park Troubadour Theatre is set to launch in summer 2019. Its first announced production, War Horse, runs 18 October-23 November. Tickets start at £15 and can be bought here.