New theatre to open on the site of BBC Media Village in west London
The Troubadour White City Theatre will be operated by the team behind the King's Cross Theatre
A new theatre will open on the site of the former BBC Media Village in west London.
Sat alongside the Westfield Shopping Centre and Soho House, the new theatre, called the Troubadour White City Theatre, will have a 1200-seat fully flexible theatre plus another 800-seater space that can also be used for performances.
The venue will host a variety of shows, film screenings, exhibitions, concerts and international events, and is due to open in the summer of 2019.
The Troubadour White City Theatre will be run by the Troubador Theatres company, which is also soon to open the Wembley Park Theatre which will host a run of the hit show War Horse in the autumn. The same team was also responsible for the King's Cross Theatre, home to The Railway Children and Lazarus.
Programme and ticket details for the Troubadour White City Theatre will be announced shortly. Oliver Roys and Tristan Baker of Troubadour Theatres said: "White City Place, with Television Centre as its nearest neighbour, sits within an area that is synonymous with entertainment, storytelling and the diversity of British culture for years. It is only natural to build a theatre, another home for the imagination, alongside it.
"Troubadour White City Theatre will be designed to meet the needs of modern audiences: comfortable seating, generous toilet facilities, increased leg room and a spacious and welcoming bar."
More details for the new venue will be announced shortly.