National Youth Theatre Holloway Road building to undergo £2million makeover

PUBLISHED: 12:10 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 17:45 21 January 2020

National Youth Theatre Capital Project south entrance. Picture: DSDHA

National Youth Theatre Capital Project south entrance. Picture: DSDHA


The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has been awarded £2million from the mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund to undergo a major renovation to its Holloway Road building.

The development will enable NYT to double the number of young people its engages in the building through its annual programme. Award-winning architects DSDHA will include a new front pavilion, providing a fully accessible entrance from Holloway Road, and a new rehearsal studio and reception.

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A 200-seat studio workshop theatre, three rehearsal spaces and a co-working space will also be created within the existing building, plus a small park will be opened near the south entrance.

Matt Smith, NYT patron and alumnus, star of Doctor Who and The Crown said: A revitalized Holloway Road home for the NYT will be a great asset to the area."

Building will start in May with the opening of the new building planned for late Spring 2021.

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