About Us


New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat theatre based just off Regent’s Park in the heart of central London.

Our mission is to develop and support early and mid-career theatre companies and ensembles. Since we opened in 2010, we have welcomed over 200,000 audience members to productions by the best theatre companies making work in the UK today.

Soon after opening, we were awarded two consecutive prestigious Peter Brook Awards for the first two years of our programming. In 2018 we were delighted to be awarded the main Peter Brook Empty Space Award, and were named Fringe Theatre of The Year 2017/18 at The Stage Awards. Our ground breaking programming model was awarded the Innovation Award at The Stage Awards 18/19.

Productions created for and with New Diorama Theatre have gone on to tour nationally and internationally including numerous Off-Broadway transfers. You can see our current programme here.

We work year-round to ensure our space is somewhere our neighbours feel at home. Two of our most important programmes are the free Camden Youth Theatre (run with Camden People’s Theatre) and our on-going partnership with the Third Age Project ensuring isolated older people in the borough of Camden can see a theatre production for free and socialise over tea, coffee and cake. You can read more about our work in the community here

“a must-visit destination for London theatregoers” Time Out