A complete guide to the Turbine Theatre in London

By | Posted on 21-Jan-2020

A complete guide to the Turbine Theatre in London

As one of the newest off-West End theatres in the capital, there’s plenty of hype surrounding shows at the Turbine Theatre. Since the doors opened in August 2019, stars of stage and screen have been seen at the Battersea venue, appearing in a varied programme of musicals, plays, cabarets and events. Find out more about the history of the theatre and shows coming soon to the London venue.

The Turbine Theatre

What shows are currently at the Turbine Theatre?

Rethink everything you know about The Importance of Being Earnest at the Turbine Theatre, as this two-man production is set to be an all-singing, all-dancing, electrifying production. The original Oscar Wilde play is considered to be one of the funniest shows around, but there’s nothing quite like this riotous adaptation!

Set to be performed at the Turbine Theatre for one night only, you can’t afford to miss Warped SacrificeOffering audiences a looking glass into the future, it’s a fast-paced, action-packed drama that’s sure to take you on an emotional rollercoaster.

From the creators of The Marriage of Kim K comes Guy: A New Musicaltransferring to the Turbine Theatre for one week. Exploring stereotypes within the gay community to a poppy soundtrack, this award-winning romantic comedy is sure to have you leave the theatre with a smile.

Over the course of 50 minutes, explore the inner strength of humanity in Identity, CTC Company’s latest show that challenges us to champion how we all identify ourselves.

Kathy Burke directs Amy Booth-Steel in Honest Amy, a one-woman autobiographical show at the Turbine Theatre. After performing the show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it’s set to be a common story about common people.

Where is the Turbine Theatre?

The Turbine Theatre is located in Battersea, London (SW11 8AS). The closest train station is Battersea Park, a five-minute walk from the theatre which is also served on the Overground line. It’s also close to Battersea Park, so if you’re looking to get a taste of the great outdoors in the capital, then the Turbine Theatre is a great place to go!

When did the Turbine Theatre open?

The Turbine Theatre is an off-West End theatre located on the banks of the River Thames, which opened in 2019. Paul Taylor-Mills is currently the Turbine Theatre’s artistic director at the London venue that seeks to stage premieres in the capital, as well as innovative adaptations of well-known stories.

What shows have been performed at the Turbine Theatre?

The first performance at the Turbine Theatre took place in August 2019, with a revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, directed by Drew McOnie and starring Daisy Boulton, Dino Fetscher, Matthew Needham, Rish Shah, Jay Lycurgo and Bernice Stegers.

The venue was then home to the UK premiere of High Fidelity, based on a novel by Nick Hornby that saw the Chicago-based story transported to London surroundings for the first time.

Photo credit: High Fidelity (Mark Senior)