New Diorama Launch Capital Campaign

Monday, 18 July, 2016

For 2016/17, we're launching a Capital Campaign to transform our technical capabilites, improve access & increase the number of artists based at NDT.

NDT Announce 2016/17 Season

Monday, 18 July, 2016

We're proud to announce New Diorama Theatre's 2016/17 season - our most ambitious, exciting and varied programme of theatre to date. Here are just a few of the highlights...

2015: A Record Breaking Year at New Diorama

Friday, 1 January, 2016

With NDT shows touring internationally, playing to record sold-out audiences, winning awards & critical acclaim, 2015 was our most successful year yet.

2015/16 NDT Season Announced

Friday, 17 July, 2015

As we celebrate our fifth birthday, we are thrilled to announce our 2015/16 Season. Featuring some of the most exceptional emerging theatre companies from across the UK. 

BeFrank Theatre Visit Ukraine Ahead of The Point of No Return

Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Ahead of their next production, Writer and Director Tommy Lexen, Composer Ben Osborn and Actress Svetlana Biba ventured to the Ukraine this summer on a research trip, supported by the European Culture Foundation, to gain an insight into the revolutions in Kiev.  

NDT Associate Ensemble Idle Motion Tour China

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

Total Theatre nominated Idle Motion are once again touring internationally with their new productions of Borges and I and That Is All You Need To Know. They will be touring across China, to Beijing, Shanghai and even China's National Theatre.

INCOMING Festival Bursaries Announced

Wednesday, 21 May, 2014

We're delighted to announce the winners of the first INCOMING Festival bursaries are RemoteControl, Kill the Beast and Fine Frenzy

First successful STAGETEXT season at NDT comes to an end

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

New Diorama have just finished their first season working with STAGETEXT to provide captioned performances to enable deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences to enjoy the work presented at the theatre. 

Arts & Business Award nominations

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

We are delighted to announce that our ongoing partnership with British Land has been nominated for not one, but two, Arts & Business Awards.

Associate Artist Initiative Announcement

Thursday, 20 March, 2014

We're absolutely delighted to announce that over 2014/15 we will be partnering with Tobacco Factory Theatres, Theatre Bristol and MAYK to provide support to three remarkable artists.

NDT Announces Whole Season of Captioned Work

Monday, 2 September, 2013

After the success of the captioned performance of New Diorama’s The Universal Machine and Kubrick³ at the Edinburgh Festivals, we are excited to announce captioned performances across our whole season of work. 

Kubrick³ Receives Outstanding Edinburgh Reviews

Sunday, 1 September, 2013

NDT’s resident ensemble PIT return from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival triumphant with a fistful of outstanding reviews. Kubrick³, written and directed by NDT and PIT Artistic Director David Byrne, was seen by nearly 2000 people.

NDT Staff Complete Charity Abseil

Friday, 3 May, 2013

On Friday 3 May NDT’s Jemima, Kate and Suzie took part in an abseil to raise money for The Mayor of Camden’s Charities: New Diorama Theatre and New Horizon’s Youth Centre.

Enigma Machine to visit NDT

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013

Yes, the rumours are true! A real life Enigma machine is coming to New Diorama Theatre this weekend.

Turing Centenary Committee visit The Universal Machine

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Tuesday 23rd April saw New Diorama host a performance of The Universal Machine to staff and volunteers of Bletchley Park, members of the Turing Centenary Committee, as well as relatives of Turing himself.


Whole Hog’s Princess Mononoke transfers to Japan

Monday, 4 March, 2013

Whole Hog Theatre’s production of Princess Mononoke is transferring to the AiiA Theatre in Tokyo to run from 29th April – 6th May.  It has been 16 years since the film was originally released in Japan and established a box office record of 19.3 billion yen.

New Diorama and Faction Theatre win Two Off-West End Awards

Sunday, 24 February, 2013

New Diorama Theatre and Associate Company The Faction walked away winners at yesterday's Off-West End Awards. Bagging awards for Best Ensemble and Most Welcoming Theatre in Central London, the Offies capped off a very busy few weeks for us here at NDT!

Kubrick³ wins the 2013 Les Enfants Terribles Prize

Saturday, 16 February, 2013

New Diorama Theatre and NDT Resident Ensemble PIT have won the 2013 Les Enfants Terribles Prize for their upcoming Edinburgh show, Kubrick³. 

Written and Directed by David Byrne, Kubrick³ is created by PIT and NDT, co-produced by Greenwich Theatre and Flavia Fraser-Cannon, and will premiere at Pleasance, Edinburgh in August of this year.

NDT Artists Bag Two Off-West End Nominations

Friday, 8 February, 2013

New Diorama Theatre is incredibly proud of our two Off-West-End nominations. Many congratulations to our associate artists The Faction who have been nominated for Best Ensemble for their 2012 Repertory season at NDT and their Artistic Director Mark Leipacher for Best Director for Mary Stuart.


Kubrick³ Shortlisted For Award

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013

New Diorama Theatre and resident ensemble PIT’s second show for 2013, Kubrick³, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Les Enfants Terribles Award. Kubrick³ is to be performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2013 and is being co-produced with Greenwich Theatre.

Kubrick³ is down to the final 10 for the award and the team are currently preparing for the deciding showcase at Pleasance, Islington on February 15th. The recipient of the award is gifted with funding assistance and a guaranteed slot at Pleasance, Edinburgh, during the festival.

NDT Announces First Musical

Friday, 1 February, 2013

A musical about the life and death of Alan Turing entitled The Universal Machine will run for four weeks through April and May 2013.

New Diorama Theatre, working with resident company PIT, will open their second in-house production: a musical about the life and death of Alan Turing entitled The Universal Machine. The production will run for four weeks through April and May 2013.

Written and directed by New Diorama and PIT Artistic Director, David Byrne, with music by Night Engine’s Dominic Brennan, The Universal Machine is a new musical based on the life and death of Alan Turing. Charting his school days at Sherbourne, through his time at the infamous Station X at Bletchley Park and to his ultimate arrest for homosexuality and tragic death, The Universal Machine tells the complete story of one of the last Century’s most important men.

NDT Associates Idle Motion tour Middle East and Asia

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

New Diorama Associate Ensemble, Idle Motion, take Fringe winner The Vanishing Horizon on its first International tour to the Middle East and Asia.

New Diorama Associates, Idle Motion, supported by the British Council, were invited to take their Edinburgh Fringe-winning production, The Vanishing Horizon, out on tour to the Middle East and Asia in 2012.

NDT Associate The Faction transfer Mary Stuart to the National Theatre of Qatar

Sunday, 2 September, 2012

After a sell out run in early January 2012 at New Diorama Theatre, one of three shows in their first Rep Season, The Faction’s mesmerizing Mary Stuart transferred to Qatar’s recently re-furbished National Theatre of Qatar in Doha, before returning to New Diorama Theatre for a second run in September 2012. 

Invited by the Qatar Embassy in London, the Faction performed their highly successful production of Schiller’s Mary Stuart, a new, premiere translation by Mark Leipacher and Danny Millar, at the historic venue. This was a first international outing as part of a national tour, for this exciting emerging company.

Whole Hog Theatre’s Princess Mononoke sells out in 72 hours

Thursday, 19 July, 2012

Award Winning Whole Hog Theatre, with the cooperation of Studio Ghibli, are presenting the world’s first theatrical staging of Miyazaki’s renowned animated film, Princess Mononoke, in April of this year.

With tickets going on sale at the launch of the season in September 2012, New Diorama Theatre witnessed a record-breaking Box Office feat, with all tickets being snapped up in a remarkable 72 hours!

New Diorama selected as Camden Mayoral Charity 2012/13

Sunday, 1 July, 2012

In June 2012 the Mayor of Camden, Heather Johnson, announced that she had selected New Diorama as one of the Mayoral Charities 2012/13 for all of the community and outreach work we do as a theatre in the West Euston Area and throughout our borough.