We are thrilled to announce plans for a significant reconfiguration of our 130-year old building following the success of a £150,000 fundraising campaign. This redevelopment project will transform our current building to suit the needs of our rapidly growing theatre.
Marks Barfield, the architects behind one of London’s most iconic landmarks, The London Eye, are spearheading the design of a new café/bar/creative hub space, the reconfiguration of an existing rehearsal room and office space.
We have big dreams for our home. One of our most pressing priorities is to move towards self-sufficiency. Omnibus Theatre does not receive any guaranteed funding and investment in the arts is steadily diminishing. We need to create enough dependable income to ensure that Omnibus Theatre’s work continues to thrive.
The redevelopment will enable us to increase our outreach and participation programmes. Activities taking place in the café/bar will also include storytelling sessions, afterschool clubs and creative writing workshops.
The plans were approved by Lambeth Council last month, and following a consultation process with the local community, Contractors begin the building work in August with completion in time for the launch of our Autumn 2019 season.