Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, led by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, presents plays and music theatre, concentrated exclusively on thought provoking text-based new writing, as well as rediscovering genuinely neglected works from the 19th and 20th centuries, many produced or co-produced in-house. We offer a stimulating and inclusive programme at the centre of London’s cultural life, appealing to theatregoers of all generations and from a broad spectrum of the population.
The Finborough Theatre has an unparalleled track record of maintaining an excellence throughout all our work – despite remaining completely unfunded – on a par with the larger subsidised theatres, whilst maintaining the freedom and intimacy of our home above a pub in Earl’s Court. We attract the finest creative talent to work with us, as well as discovering new practitioners who go on to become leading voices in British theatre.
The Finborough Theatre regularly transfers productions to the West End and Off-Broadway, and plays premiered here have gone on to be seen in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Eire and Australia.
Behind the scenes, we continue to discover and develop a new generation of theatre makers – through our vibrant Literary team and our greatly respected volunteer programme. The Finborough Theatre was also the inaugural holder of both the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Directors in partnership with the National Theatre Studio, and the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer scheme, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network.
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