Our History

Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Bond, who – following a six year London-wide search for a building – discovered a vacant office block next to Finsbury Park station in 2010. Garnering support from the theatre community at large – including luminaries such as Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, the press and, importantly, local residents they set out to raise the necessary funds to convert the tired concrete building into a thriving new theatre and beacon for the community. At a cost of just £2.6 million, the building, designed by David Hughes Architects, opened in May 2013 to rave reviews from the critics.

★★★★★  "A stunning £2.5 million playhouse." Guardian

Highlights of the opening season included the UK premiere of These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich with a superb cast which included Honeysuckle Weeks and Charity Wakefield and the world premiere of Oliver Cotton's Daytona, starring Maureen Lipman – which went on a UK tour. 

★★★★  "Shining ladies light up our newest stage." Daily Mail

★★★★  "Charity Wakefield is transfixing in the lead role." Evening Standard

★★★★  Telegraph "This is a compelling and deeply humane production and one I warmly recommend"

★★★★ The Times "I have never seen Lipman stronger" 

 

Throughout the two years of the build we received tremendous support from the local, national and international press. Below are a selection of articles.

 

March 2013

Evening Standard

Living North

 

Islington Tribune

Playbill

The Stage

February 2013

January 2013

Arts Professional

 

Islington Tribune

 

December 2012

 

Camden New Journal

October 2012

 

Evening Standard

 

Islington Tribune

 

 

 

 

Spears

 

 

International Life

 

 

The Independent

 

September 2012

 

June 2012

Time Out

Islington Tribune

North London Online

May 2012

 

OK Magazine

 

April 2012

Living North Magazine

March 2012

Evening Standard

 

Living North (Website)

Telegraph

 

Islington Tribune

The Crouch End Project (Website)

 

February 2012

Evening Standard

 

 

 

Islington Tribune

The Fourth Wall Magazine

 

Guardian

Haringey Families

 

January 2012

October 2011


July 2011

 

 

January 2011

Islington Tribune

November 2010

Islington Tribune

 

October 2010

 

 

July 2010

 

 

 

Islington Tribune