The acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse will return to London for a strictly limited run at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – Wembley Park’s highly-anticipated new theatre venture – from 18 October to 23 November 2019.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is being created inside the former Fountain Studios by award-winning Troubadour Theatres. The venue will open in summer 2019, with the inaugural production – further programming to be announced.
The National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse is now on a UK and international tour throughout 2019, having visited 11 countries around the world and playing to nearly eight million people over the past 11 years, including a recent sold out return to the National Theatre.
Speaking about the announcement, Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds of Troubadour Theatres said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming the acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre this autumn. We couldn’t think of a more fitting production to welcome to this state-of-the-art theatre. 2019 will be a hugely exciting year for Troubadour Theatres and Wembley Park as we open a brand new venue in the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic regeneration areas.”
James Saunders, COO of Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park, added: “We’re thrilled about the Troubadour Theatre opening, as it adds to the growing cultural offering of the area, that already boasts Wembley Stadium, SSE Arena and Boxpark Wembley, and will be an intrinsic part of the lively new neighbourhood that is providing much needed homes to rent in North London, as well as giving Londoners more reason to come and enjoy Wembley Park.”
The six-week run of War Horse will include a programme of activity which engages with schools and the local community in Brent in the lead up to the year-long Brent London Borough of Culture collaborative project in 2020.
Located within the historic former Fountain Studios – 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.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will be a fully flexible theatre that can be transformed to suit the requirements for every show – traditional proscenium arch theatre, in-the-round theatrical experiences, or immersive 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.