KINGS CROSS THEATRE WINS THE STAGE AWARDS 'THEATRE BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2017'

31 January 2017

King’s Cross Theatre announced as Theatre Building of the Year at The Stage Awards.

The world's oldest and best theatre publication, The Stage, has announced the winners of its annual The Stage Awards at a ceremony at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

 

King’s Cross Theatre announced as Theatre Building of the Year at The Stage Awards.

The world's oldest and best theatre publication, The Stage, has announced the winners of its annual The Stage Awards at a ceremony at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

King’s Cross Theatre won Theatre Building of the Year, after being nominated in the same category the year before. The theatre was created specifically for The Railway Children and was later shared with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Two new areas were added in 2016 to accommodate The Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy, and the much-talked-about David Bowie musical Lazarus.

Alistair Smith, print editor of The Stage and chair of the judging panel, said:

‘‘In its short life span, the King’s Cross Theatre has breathed new life into London theatre and its influence must not be understated – it began life as a single tent in an unused space and has now truly amplified the possibilities of how and where producers and venues can stage work.’’

The theatre will shortly close as the land becomes home to Google’s new London offices. However, the King’s Cross Theatre team have vowed to continue the project.

The Stage Awards, in association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd, are decided by The Stage’s senior editorial team, following extensive consultation with leading figures in the theatre industry and a public nomination process.

Previous winners of The Stage Awards include: the National Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions, Shakespeare’s Globe, Almeida Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Michael Grandage Company, National Youth Theatre, Arts Educational Schools and Sheffield Theatres.

The Stage Awards 2017 are presented in association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd. Category sponsors for this year’s event include Ambassador Theatre Group, encoreinsure.com, Managed Networks, TodayTix, Audience Systems, Charcoalblue, White Light, GDS, PRG XL Video and Evolution Productions.


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