Madani Younis’ bold vision for the Bush Theatre affirmed as inaugural season for the redeveloped West London venue announced. 22 November 2016

Bush Theatre to open in March 2017, following the largest capital project in the theatre’s history

  • Substantial boost in artistic development will see engagement with further 200 artists each year through new studio space
  • Additional performance spaces allowing over 50% increase in produced, co-produced and commissioned productions
  • Aim of increasing visitors to the venue by over 60%
  • £10 seats for every performance to further increase accessibility

Announces diverse new season across two performance spaces

  • Building to be launched by a weeklong celebration under the banner of “Making Space”, which will include Black Lives, Black Words
  • Programme in Theatre includes work from Jamie Lloyd, Rajiv Joseph, Taylor Mac, Nadia Fall,  Robert Hastie and Chris Thompson
  • Inaugural Studio space programme to include work from Barney Norris, Alice Hamilton, Nassim Soleimanpour, Omar Elerian and Sophie Wu  

Bush Studio will be a home for emerging artists and producers;

  • Three new associate artists; Milk Presents, Deafinitely Theatre and ANTLER
  • Nine recipients of ‘Project 2036’, year-long bursaries of £10,000 to BAMER artists
  • A new Emerging Writers’ Group for 2016, with two of the 2015 cohort now under full commission 


Full release here