The Bush Theatre first opened in 1972 in the upstairs dining room of The Bush, an Irish pub. This was considered, at the time, to be a pretty dodgy location, and The Evening Standard advised ladies to attend in a pair of warm trousers!
The theatre has always championed new playwrights and helped them to bring their work to the stage. Many who started here have gone on to become respected and established names in the theatre. Stephen Poliakoff presented his first play Hitting Town here in 1975, Simon Callow made his stage debut in Juvenalia in 1976 and Victoria Wood wrote and performed her first sketch here in 1978. Many of the plays that premiere here are transferred to Broadway and the West End, including Duet For One, which was also made into a feature film. The Bush continues to put on work by exciting new voices, telling contemporary stories that are both provocative and entertaining.
The theatre holds a maximum of 80. Accessibility is difficult, as the company is a tenant in a listed building. There are 23 steps to the venue on the first floor and they cannot install a lift or stairlift. However, every production features a signed performance, a captioned performance and an audio described performance.
The theatre is a few minutes walk from Shepherd’s Bush, Shepherd’s Bush Market and Goldhawk Road tube stations. You can also use the new Shepherd’s Bush Overground Station. There is an NCP car park at West 12 Shopping Centre, off Shepherd’s Bush Green.
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