New Name, New Season at
The Coronet Theatre
Thursday 2nd May saw the relaunch of the Coronet Theatre, with the announcement of its new season and the new name for the theatre. The Print Room (named after its original location in an old converted warehouse which once served as a graphic design workshop in Westbourne Grove) moved to the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill Gate in July 2014, since when it has been gradually restored while staging classics from the likes of T.S Eliot, Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter in both its main auditorium and the smaller studio space. (In recognition of the company’s first home, the studio will still retain the name ‘The Print Room’ where events will be presented in tandem with those on the main stage).
Artistic director Anda Winters is delighted to announce the new season of UK and International performance and visual art, which includes five UK and world premieres, with work by Christopher Hampton, Thomas Lebrun, Bruce McLean, Simon Armitage and Alix Sobler – and to announce the new name – THE CORONET THEATRE.
“Our aim is to use the whole building for multi-disciplinary programming, spanning theatre, dance, film, visual art and installations” says Winters. “With our combination of great architecture, and intimate and warm settings, we offer a warm welcome to our audiences, and to outstanding artists from across the globe – and of course to what has been described as the most beautiful theatre bar in London!”
Coming full circle, the building started life as The Coronet Theatre in 1898 where Edward VII often visited, Ellen Terry and Sarah Bernhardt performed, and where John Gielgud saw his first Shakespeare play. In 1923 it became the much-loved Coronet Cinema, but was increasingly neglected until Anda Winters’ company moved in.
The Glass Piano – photo by Tristam Kenton
The Coronet Theatre opens with the World Premiere of Alix Sobler’s “The Glass Piano” – click here for review – directed by Max Key which runs until 25th May.
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