Thursday 24 May 2018

Quintain announce new theatre on site of Fountain Studios

Press release from Quintain (Wembley Park)
Quintain (Wembley Park) has  announced an exciting new theatre venture. The flexible 1,000-2,000 seat capacity Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is being created inside the former Fountain Studios by award-winning Troubadour Theatres. 

Troubadour Theatres will run the brand-new theatre in Wembley Park, and will work with well-known and emerging production companies and artists to stage world-class entertainment within a flexible space unmatched by other London theatres.

In addition to a flexible performance space, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will also house a modern state of the art restaurant and a fun, sociable bar space.

Located within the former Fountain Studios, which are best known for being the venue of live televised shows including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol, the new theatre will be in the heart of Wembley Park, an area which is fast becoming one of London’s most exciting destinations. As a new cultural hub for London, the 85 acre redevelopment will benefit from the new theatre, 27 affordable artist studios, 7,000 new homes, London Designer Outlet, new retail districts and offices, as well as the largest Boxpark to date, Boxpark Wembley (set to open later this year) and the SSE Arena, Wembley.

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will be a fully flexible theatre; a space that can be transformed to suit the requirements for every show - traditional proscenium arch theatre, in-the-round theatrical experiences, or immersive shows. It will encourage theatrical producers to think big, offering them an affordable alternative space to present bold and ambitious shows.
The Troubadour team has extensive experience of running spectacular theatres including the King’s Cross Theatre which consisted of two 1,000 seat theatres and one 450 seat studio housing the Olivier Award-winning production of The Railway Children, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, David Bowie’s Lazarus and the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy.  This will be the first theatre to open in Wembley Park and first venture between Quintain, the developers behind the transformation of Wembley Park, and Troubadour Theatres, providing a new cultural offering for those living, working and visiting Wembley Park.

Speaking about the announcement Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds of Troubadour Theatres said:

We are delighted to be creating a state-of-the-art theatre in Wembley Park, in the heart of one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas. Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will be a modern venue for modern audiences: comfortable seating, increased leg room, a spacious and welcoming bar, a seasonal and innovative restaurant. And for theatre makers, we offer a flexible, dynamic and exciting performance space which can be designed around the shows. 
We see theatre audiences increasing year on year and we are excited, once again, to break the mould of traditional theatres and bring new innovative spaces to audiences and producers alike.

Speaking about the deal, James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain (delivering Wembley Park), said:
We are thrilled to welcome Troubadour Theatres to Wembley Park and can’t wait to see the iconic Fountain Studios given a new lease of life, as it’s transformed into a brand-new theatre for those living, working and visiting Wembley Park. This new theatre opens as London is seeing a decline in live venues across the capital and is a further example of how Wembley Park is growing in stature as a cultural destination.
Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park is set to open in the Autumn of 2018. Details of the first production will be announced in the coming months alongside information on ticket sales.



Sandro said...

Ok as a resident within walking distance of this I won't say no to this proposal. Anything as long as it's not more flats!!!! If it's going to be as they say it will be then I for one can't wait to see it in action.

Jaine Lunn said...

I agree they have been promising a theatre site for years, but like you no more flats. Least of all the hideous ones that are now rising. South West Lands have totally destroyed my view of Wembley National Stadium, soon to be Jacksonville Jaguars or Shahid Khans rumour has it he will convert some of it to a CASINO like a lot of NFL venues in USA. Remember about 20 yrs ago this idea was bandied about??? Watch this space time will reveal.

Anonymous said...

I hope this is permanent. With Quintain they introduce these community assets for a few years, and then replace it with yet more buildings as soon as the market is ready to absorb them

Anonymous said...

PR bribe after the £18m steps.