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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.
This is a past event 18 Mar 2017 to 06 Apr 2018

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18 May
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Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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Meet the Writer: Kalungi Ssebandeke

We’re excited to announce the recipient of the Bush’s new Passing the Baton Commission for the main house as Kalungi Ssebandeke. Passing the Baton is a three-year programme to rediscover artists of colour who carved their way through British playwriting with distinction. In 2018 we introduce you to Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock, a playwright on whose shoulders we stand.…

Bush Favourite Reads: Caribbean Diaspora

Ahead of our contemporary revival of Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking, I asked the Bush Theatre team for their favourite reads by the Caribbean diaspora and subsequent generations. Not limited by form, these personal reflections cover poetry, theatre, nonfiction and novels. We wanted to take stock in this 70th anniversary year of the arrival of the HMS…

Arinzé Kene’s Misty Preface: “What’s a black play?”

Arinzé Kene, writer and performer of Misty, describes the inspiration for his play in the Preface to the playtext published by Nick Hern Books. It’s available from our online book shop. I guess I’ll just launch right in and tell you how Misty came about. I went to the Young Vic Theatre a few years back…