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Residents in parts of London are set to have a shiny new theatre virtually on their doorstep! Wembley Park is the recipient of a £3billion regeneration project carried out by developers Quintain. The Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will open in the autumn and will be located on the former Fountain Studios site. The new theatre which will seat up to 2,000 will attract around 360,000 visitors per year with a programme of 200 shows. The theatre will feature affordable space, and aims to showcase newly emerging talent and production companies along with world renowned entertainment giants.

This is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe, and will replace Fountain Studios, the original home of TV shows like The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol. The Troubadour Theatre will transform in order to accommodate different types of show from the traditional proscenium arch theatre format to immersive shows.

Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds, Directors of Troubadour Theatres, comment: “We are delighted to be creating a state-of-the-art theatre in Wembley Park. The area’s heritage for performance, from musical shows at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to the television shows filmed in the building we’re inhabiting, teamed with its emerging independent retail and leisure offer, are an exciting combination for a theatre. The new theatre will be a modern venue for modern audiences. We see theatre audiences increasing year on year and we are excited, once again, to break the mould of traditional theatres and bring new innovative spaces to audiences and producers alike.”

The 85 acre Wembley Park redevelopment is set to create a diverse cultural neighbourhood for London, adding 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, including 240,000 sq ft of new space, a London Designer Outlet attracting 7million visitors a year, 7,000 new homes, new office spaces, 27 affordable artist studios and London’s largest Boxpark which opens in autumn 2018.

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