Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have announced plans for a new 600 seat theatre in the heart of King’s Cross.

Based on the Bridge Theatre in south London, the new venture will include a flexible auditorium, capable of a supporting a varied programme of new commissions and classics; and an active foyer with a café/bar which will be open during the day.

The theatre will be located on Lewis Cubbit Square, adjacent to the shopping and dining district, Coal Yard Drops, and will form part of the P2 building which will also house social media giant Facebook.

The new theatre is a joint venture between Hytner and Starr’s company London Theatre Company and King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership and is designed by Stirling Prize-winning Haworth Tompkins Architects in collaboration with TAIT.

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, London Theatre Company, said: “We’ve been delighted with the welcome the Bridge has received, and with the intimacy, comfort and adaptability of Haworth Tompkins’/Tait auditorium.  We’re looking forward to joining the vibrant King’s Cross neighbourhood in a few years’ time.”

This permanent theatre in King’s Cross follows the pop-up King’s Cross Theatre which ran  between 2014 and 2016 with performances of The Railway Children, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, David Bowie’s Lazarus and the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy.

Set to open in winter 2021, the inaugural season of the King’s Cross Theatre is yet to be announced.