Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre

Bloomsbury Theatre

University College London

The Bloomsbury Theatre, owned by University College London, is undergoing an extensive programme of renewal. UCL appointed Nicholas Hare Architects to lead the design team.

Built in 1968 to the designs of James Cubitt & Partners, the theatre has gained a reputation in a number of fields, from small scale opera to innovative stand-up comedy.

The theatre's 550-seat auditorium is being entirely and sensitively refurbished as part of the project, with new services and technical infrastructure that will help drive a more inclusive and far-reaching programme.

The main construction work is in progress, with the theatre due to reopen in Autumn 2018.

The Theatre will celebrate its fiftieth year by unveiling an expertly restored, significantly upgraded venue. This cutting-edge revamp will give student societies and productions the full benefits of a 21st century theatre and create the opportunity for collaboration between academics, artists, performers, directors and companies.
UCL Culture
We enjoy engaging with forward-thinking clients, the challenge of tricky existing buildings, and extending our expertise in successful theatre projects. For us, working with the UCL team to reinvigorate the Bloomsbury Theatre is an ideal opportunity.
James Eades, Partner, Nicholas Hare Architects

Our Team

Project Team

  • Client: University College London (UCL)
  • Project Management: Arcadis
  • Cost Planning: AECOM
  • Theatre Consultant and Acoustician: Charcoalblue
  • Services Engineer: Max Fordham
  • Structural Engineer: Integral Engineering Design
  • Sustainability Consultant: Useful Projects
  • Fire Engineer: The Fire Surgery