There are several artists and companies calling the building their home, expanding upon the venue's legacy of supporting international and community-engaged artists.
Creative Director Kerry Kyriacos Michael MBE says:
"I'm thrilled for all the possibilities this space offers. Its ethos and values are why I am here and I'm looking forward to working with friends and partners to grow the opportunities for this independent theatre space in the heart of London."
Theatro Technis is the original arts organisation which inhabited this space. Founded in 1957 by George Eugeniou and a group of actors five decades ago, Theatro Technis first started its work in an old unused warehouse located in the backyard of King's Cross.
Then after many challenges, it finally found its permanent home in an old Church building where it has flourished into a centre of multi-faceted and multi-cultural activities.
It became one of the first venues in the UK dedicated to serving its local, working-class, and immigrant community back in the early '60s. Since then it has continued to be home to international companies and independent artists.
Established in 1979, the Gate Theatre is known for producing trailblazing international theatre. Across its forty-year history, the Gate has completely transformed performance spaces with each production. It has nurtured early work by many major artists including Natalie Abrahami, Carrie Cracknell, Paterson Joseph, Sarah Kane, Lynette Linton, Katie Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Indhu Rubasingham, and Erica Whyman.
Formerly situated in Notting Hill, Gate Theatre’s first theatrical endeavour at 26 Crowndale was a revival of its critically acclaimed Dear Elizabeth in the summer of 2021. This was a pivotal step towards it complete rehome to Camden, during an existing search for a more accessible home for existing and potential artists and audiences.
Gate Theatre is delighted to call 26 Crowndale its new home, alongside other brilliant partners of the space.
Tamasha is a dedicated home for both emerging and established Global Majority artists.
A powerhouse of new writing, talent development and digital innovation, we platform and invest in stories that celebrate our rich shared histories and cultures.
Proudly both artist and audience driven, we’re disrupting, dismantling, and inspiring through bold and imaginative storytelling, providing a place to explore our lived experiences and unique perspectives.
Scene & Heard
Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals. They give the children intensive, one-to-one adult attention, enabling them to write plays which are then performed by professional actors.
Their performances give the children immediate and public experiences of success, raising their aspirations and boosting their self-esteem. Scene & Heard is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with and for the Somers Town community. Their work improves literacy skills and attitudes towards education and develops communication and social skills. They have been performing at Theatro Technis for over 20 years.
"This is theatre of the highest quality: imaginative, inspirational and above all huge fun" -
MICHAEL SHEEN, Actor and Scene & Heard Patron.
Uzong Films are in the business of storytelling. And with each story they adopt, they strive for an emotional core that resonates universally. They are connected with some of the best talent London has to offer and we do so with an eye for genre; subverting expectations and steering clear from traditional clichés and out-dated characters
Kyriacos And Company
Kyriacos And Company is a new independent Production Company working in the recorded and live Arts, in the UK and internationally. Its vision is to develop new stories by new and established talent and to offer broadcaster and producers new and alternative stories.
Kyriacos and Company is headed by Kerry Kyriacos Michael. A Director, Producer and up until September 2017, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East for the last 13 years.
With Kerry's extensive experience in developing and commissioning diverse talent in the UK, KYRIACOS AND COMPANY will specialize in developing ideas across all spaces that have diverse stories and talent at their core.