Remaining time:

Due to high demand, your chosen tickets can only be held for a limited time and then removed automatically.

    NEW MANAGEMENT FOR LONDON'S ARTS THEATRE

    Mig Kimpton, formerly of Sound Theatre is to manage the Arts Theatre, London.

    Bars and restaurant consortium JJ Goodman Ltd has taken over the lease of the Arts Theatre on Leicester Square. The group has appointed Mig Kimpton as executive director. Kimpton was the Arts Theatre director under previous tenants Brasrat for eight months in 2009, leaving due to “artistic differences” with the management.

    Kimpton is currently the Royal Shakespeare Company’s London manager and will continue in this role whilst managing the Arts Theatre. Whether there is likely to be any RSC involvement at the Arts at a later date is yet to be announced.

    Kimpton has been quoted as saying, “The Arts needs to re-establish itself as a good place to come, for producers and also for audiences, and over the last few years it has struggled and I don’t understand why it has struggled. It has a prime location, it is an intimate house and therefore, why doesn’t it work?  I used to run the Playhouse many years ago in Embankment, when it first opened in 1987, and there was a stigma attached to the Playhouse that nobody could find it, but since then it has been thriving. Having that track record, I feel I can prove myself at the Arts to make it a successful building.”

    The Arts Theatre will reopen with Woody Sez, a play about Woody Guthrie, on January 13.



    Related news

    The Light in the Piazza to premiere at London’s Southbank Centre next year

    Posted on | By Ephram Ryan

    The Light in the Piazza is making its way to the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre&... Read more

    Original West End Kinky Boots stars Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly set to return

    Posted on | By Ephram Ryan

    Check out these vintage, high-heeled boots! Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly, who o... Read more

    Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston to run at the Harold Pinter Theatre next spring

    Posted on | By Ephram Ryan

    Tom Hiddleston is set to star in a new production of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play, Betrayal, w... Read more

    Follow us for instant updates and special offers

    Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!