Wembley Park TheatreLondon
About the Wembley Park Theatre
Wembley Park Theatre was built in 2019 on the site of the former television studio, Fountain Studios. The theatre opened in the summer of 2019 with a varied programme of live events, including Dinosaur World Live and War Horse. Wembley Park Theatre is also noted as the first venue in the UK to host an indoor musical theatre performance since theatres were forced to close their doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The theatre mounted a month-long, socially distanced production of the new musical Sleepless in Seattle in August 2020.
Wembley Park Theatre is owned by Troubadour Theatres, which was founded in 2009 and has operated 8 commercial theatres, including the King's Cross Theatre, White City Theatre and pop-up spaces in Waterloo Station and Kensington Gardens. The company was responsible for the UK premiere of Lin Manuel Miranda's hit musical In the Heights, a site-specific production of The Railway Children on the former Eurostar platform, and a £2 million production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in a purpose-built tent in Kensington Gardens.
The theatre is one of many new developments in the Wembley Park area, which is one of the fastest-growing areas of London. The area is home to the iconic Wembley Stadium and SSE Arena, as well as the London Designer Outlet, and the largest Boxpark in the UK, with over 20 street food traders.
Wembley Park Theatre has a flexible auditorium with a maximum capacity between 1,000 and 2,000, depending on the configuration. The theatre also boasts an in-house restaurant, Studio 5ive, which serves a range of seasonal dishes and a spacious bar and foyer area.
The auditorium can be set up in both a traditional end-on and in-the-round configuration for maximum flexibility. In an end-on configuration, capacity can range from 1,300 and 1,500. For in-the-round performances, capacity is limited to 1,200.