About Us

Winner: The Stage Fringe Theatre of the Year 2022 & Critics' Circle Venue Award 2023

New Diorama Theatre is a pioneering studio venue in the heart of London.

Based on the corner of Regent’s Park, over the last 10 years New Diorama has been at the heart of a new movement in British theatre, dedicated to providing a home for the country’s best independent theatre companies and ensembles.

'A genuine theatrical phenomenon – a miniature powerhouse' The Stage, Feb 2022

Since opening in 2010, New Diorama has received four prestigious Peter Brook Awards and ten OffWestEnd Awards for our programme, been twice named Fringe Theatre of The Year at The Stage Awards (2017 & 2022), OffWestEnd Artistic Director of the Year and won The Stage’s Innovation Prize for our radical programming model. In 2023 we won the inaugural Critics' Circle Empty Space Venue Award.

'A must-visit destination for London theatregoers' Time Out

Work commissioned and produced at New Diorama frequently tours nationally and internationally, including regular transfers Off-Broadway. The Stage 100, which charts power and influence across British Theatre, currently list New Diorama as the most influential studio theatre in the UK

'A crucial part of the wider UK theatre ecology and an under-sung hero.' The Guardian

In 2021, New Diorama opened the revolutionary NDT Broadgate, a brand new 20,000 square foot rehearsal and development complex offered entirely free to independent artists to support post-Covid recovery.

'New Diorama has only been around for a decade but has already left a huge mark on the global theatre scene' WhatsOnStage