Our new theatre
In September 2018, after a 17-month build, we opened the doors of our wonderful new building in its brand new home in Peckham, south London, and welcomed the next generation of students to start their training. A generous gift of £1 million from Sir Cameron Mackintosh has enabled us to complete our new 200-seat auditorium, the last piece in our beautiful new home.
In 2020 Mountview was shortlisted for The Stage Theatre Building of the Year.
Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s gift marks the end of our campaign to raise £6.5 million for our new home. We are very grateful to the many generous individuals, grant-makers and organisations who have supported this ambitious project. Their generosity enables us to invest in providing world-class training for the next generation of performers, production and creative artists, regardless of their financial circumstances.
The completion of the capital campaign means we can now focus on raising bursaries and hardship funds to support our talented students, along with investing in the programmes and activities we are planning to engage and support the local community.
To find out more about supporting our work, contact the fundraising team on 020 8829 1078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 30 years, Mountview has been an itinerant company, touring its productions to theatres across London at high cost. The new theatre has changed that – for the first time we have full technical capability and a main house auditorium to call our own. The space, along with the Backstage Theatre, our 80-seat studio space, is fully accessible and will present over 28 productions annually as well as hosting work from visiting companies.
In this digital world, we need to future-proof Mountview’s world-class theatre training ground. We have created a flexible, purpose-built teaching environment that will attract the talent of the future to train with us and we are working with industry to ensure we are fit for purpose for the long term.
In a world where the arts are increasingly pushed aside in schools and young people have ever fewer opportunities to participate in activities outside school, our outreach programmes enhance curriculum learning, inspire creativity and build confidence. The main house theatre enables us to extend this work with young people and adults encouraging participation in the arts and building community cohesion.
The main house theatre will welcome the local community, Londoners and those from further afield. Mountview is fully accessible for the first time ever; there are no barriers to accessing our building, our shows or our community programmes. Our community receive discounted tickets to all performances and will have the chance to become part of the Mountview family through volunteering roles and apprenticeships.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mountview and our theatre soon.