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Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
Address
City
Owned by University College London
Capacity 535 seats
Opened 1968
Previous names Collegiate Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
Production Visiting performances
www.thebloomsbury.com
Coordinates: 51°31′31″N 0°07′59″W / 51.525278°N 0.133056°W / 51.525278; -0.133056

The Bloomsbury Theatre is a theatre on Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, in the London Borough of Camden, owned by University College London.

The Theatre has a seating capacity of 535 and offers a professional programme of innovative music, drama, comedy and dance all year round.

Funded by a UGC grant and a considerable private donation, the theatre was opened in 1968 as the Collegiate Theatre, and was renamed the Bloomsbury Theatre in 1982. Between 2001 and 2008, the theatre was known as The UCL Bloomsbury, to emphasise links with UCL, who use it for student productions 12 weeks a year.

The Bloomsbury Theatre recently returned to the logo designed by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe which it had used for nearly twenty years until 2001.

The theatre building also provides access to the UCL Union Fitness Centre and Clubs and Societies Centre on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. The basement also holds one of the three University Shops. A UCL Union-run cafe is on the Ground Floor. Access to the Main UCL Wilkins Building (Octagon Building) and the UCL Refectory is possible through the theatre building.

UCL alumnus Ricky Gervais has performed two of his standup shows in the theatre, where they were also filmed for release on DVD. Since 2001, the theatre has also provided a residency for the New London Orchestra[1].

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