The brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the first new theatre in Brent for 39 years and set to open summer 2019, has announced the return of the National Theatre's War Horse to London from 18 October – 23 November 2019.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a new, fully flexible 1,000–2,000 seat theatre being built inside the former X-Factor studios at Fountain Studios by award-winning Troubadour Theatres and will open with a summer 2019 programme to be announced soon.
The National Theatre’s acclaimed War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo's bestselling children's book, has been on tour in the UK and internationally, having visited 11 countries around the world and played to nearly 8 million people.
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 leadup to the year-long Brent London Borough of Culture 2020.
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, says: “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.”
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.