Our Building is Open

In line with current government advice, we have reopened our building.

With key safety and social distancing measures in place and new opening times, things may look a little different, but the spirit of the Bush is stronger than ever.

At the Bush, community comes first, and as we journey out of this crisis we are determined to bring our communities with us. That’s why this summer we are handing over the Bush Theatre building to our artists, young people and local residents. And when we can produce shows again, they will be stories that are as bold, electrifying, and diverse as the city we live in.

We are running a new Summer Project for 14-17 year olds from West London. Our series of masterclasses give budding theatre makers the chance to learn from industry leaders including Adjoa Andoh and Jonathan Harvey. We are also home to several community responses to the pandemic – from after school clubs to food collection initiatives.

Children and adult posing in a photobooth

Shepherd’s Bush Family Project. Photo by Shepherd’s Bush families project.

Our Library Bar is serving drinks and food, and you can support the Bush by enjoying a pint on our terrace. Any money spent at our bar will directly support our work and ensure we come out of this crisis stronger than ever. Booking ahead is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

To make visiting the Bush as safe as possible, we have made key changes to all front of house areas, including introducing table booking, enhanced cleaning measures, social distancing and guidance for our visitors. 

Bush Theatre's outdoor terrace

Enjoy a cocktail or coffee on our summer terrace. Photo by Phillip Vile.

The Bush team also continues to read scripts, meet with writers, care for the creative needs of its community and dream up big projects for the future. But in the current climate, where we have lost 40% of our income, we need support more than ever to ensure our future. 

Join our community by giving to our campaign, ‘Write the Bush’s future’. The money raised by this group of very special donors will support our artistic team, writers and emerging artists to create the innovative, groundbreaking theatre we are so known for.

In the meantime, we are open. Creating again with our artists, young people and local communities.

It’s good to be back.

Join the discussion @bushtheatre

RT @LynetteLinton: We're open! Big up the @bushtheatre family for all their hard work getting our doors open! And a MASSIVE SHOUT OUT to o…
Joanna Read
07 Aug
@bushtheatre @brennerphotos Amazing. Bravo @LynetteLinton and team.
07 Aug
RT @bushtheatre: Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Not when your lover is busy keeping the country calm in a time of crisis. @StefanAdeg
Stefan Adegbola
07 Aug
@LynetteLinton @TarekIskander1 @bushtheatre Yesssssssss 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉
Hackney Empire
07 Aug
RT @bushtheatre: Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Not when your lover is busy keeping the country calm in a time of crisis. @StefanAdeg
millie ellerby
07 Aug