The Bush Theatre, a world-famous home for new plays and an internationally renowned champion of playwrights is back after a year of building work, which has seen the former library transformed into a fully accessible space with two performance areas, more space for community events, and a light bright entrance with a brand new terrace, which opens up the theatre to the surrounding area.
The architects, Haworth Tompkins, are well-known for their work in theatres, including the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Liverpool’s renowned Everyman, for which they won the RIBA Stirling prize in 2014. Accessibility was high on the list when redeveloping the Bush and the result makes it much easier to visit for everyone.
‘Our staff are trained to welcome all customers whatever their needs. So if you’re blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, a wheelchair user or somebody on the autism spectrum we’ll spend the time making sure you have the best experience of our theatre possible. Come to be challenged by the stories we have to tell (and not the space we house them in.)’ Madani Younis, Artistic Director
The theatre will reopen to the public on Saturday 18 March from 12pm. There will be free tea and coffee all day, free building tours throughout the afternoon and the following week along with performances, talks, spoken word and music.
Upcoming audio described performances at the Bush Theatre
Guards at the Taj
Saturday 6 May, 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1.00pm)
While We’re Here
Saturday 13 May, 2.45pm ((Tour Tour at 1.15pm)
Saturday 15 July, 2.30pm (Tour Tour at 1.00pm)
Of Kith and Kin
Saturday 11 July, 2.30pm (Tour Tour at 1.00pm)
Ramona Tells Jim
Saturday 7 October, 2.45pm (Tour Tour at 1.15pm)