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Explore the new Bush Theatre one year on following our £4.3 million redevelopment.

Our architects, Haworth Tompkins, won the RIBA Stirling Prize for Liverpool Everyman. We were nominated for The Stage Theatre Building of the Year 2017 and awarded highly commended in the AJ Retrofit award for Cultural Buildings.

Hear the story of how over 2016 the Bush Theatre transformed into an accessible and sustainable modern theatre for the future with more room for artists. Plus, learn about the history of the building – the Old Library of Shepherd’s Bush – and our journey over the last year.

You’ll get to see inside the new Studio and refurbished Theatre, backstage into the dressing rooms and get a sneak peek of companies in rehearsals. There are bright new offices and you’ll visit the room where our writers will pen their plays, where one of our playwrights will be at work.

The Bush Theatre is fully accessible. You can find out about what’s in each space and where everything is on our facilities page here.
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I owe everything to the @bushtheatre team. They backed me and @atri_rohan all the way to make our first film. Pleas… https://t.co/13YQuhBeGU
Phoebe Eclair-Powell
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11 Apr
1/3 I first saw the extraordinary Paul Ritter on stage in Simon Stephens play Christmas @bushtheatre 2004. It was o… https://t.co/83YxPLVeiF
Daniel Mays 💙
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06 Apr
Happy Birthday @bushtheatre . First opened in the pub round the corner #OTD 1972. https://t.co/s6lR8uHJ39
ShepherdsBushCalling
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06 Apr
V proud of the innovative extended team who created this gorgeous programme while retaining the magic of a play 📺 https://t.co/TMZkZ3hI5y
Lauren Clancy
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31 Mar
Lockdown's not been all doom n gloom 😋 Loved scoring the fabulous @PhoebeEclair's Harm, directed by the brilliant… https://t.co/VY5PET0dyG
Jasmin Kent Rodgman
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31 Mar

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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Daniel Bailey: Reflections on the last year at the Bush

On Monday 16th March 2020, like most venues across the city, we closed our doors in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was a difficult time for us and we weren’t sure how things were going to pan out, but looking back I’m proud that the Bush team found ways to keep connected with…

Zoe Paskett: five seminal plays about queer women, by queer women

For LGBTQ+ History Month we reached out to arts journalist and editor Zoe Paskett to share her five seminal plays about queer women, written by queer women. Zoe is a freelance writer who previously worked for Evening Standard, where she covered some of the most exciting cultural activities in London – from theatre, comedy, and…

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

Due to the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, the Bush Theatre building is now temporarily closed to the public.   Thank you to everyone who has been able to visit and support us since we reopened. It was a joy to be able to welcome you back into our spaces.  We are determined to find ways…