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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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20 Apr
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09 Apr
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12 Apr
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12 Apr
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11 Apr
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11 Apr

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Accessibility in storytelling lies at the heart of Omar Elerian’s direction of Going Through. In the UK, 1 in 7 of the population are deaf or hard of hearing, with over 156,000 people using BSL nationwide. However, in spite of the vast number of d/Deaf individuals in Britain, inclusion in the national theatre landscape is few…

Celebrating Female Playwrights

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us in an exploration into the past to highlight a few of the incredible female writers to have their shows featured at the Bush. We have put together some fun-facts regarding these women, and the work they have created. 1) F*ck the Polar Bears, written by Tanya Ronder In…

Hatching Phase by Ella Road

Ella Road, one of our Emerging Writers’ ruminates on having writer’s block. There’s a tree outside my bedroom window That didn’t give any apples last year. I’d watched it carefully from my desk. Was worried it was dying. But my housemate said that things sometimes need a fallow phase. It didn’t drop any apples this…