The Tricycle Theatre in north London is to undergo a £5 million capital project in 2015, which will include the creation of a dedicated space for young people.
This new space will also mean the venue can increase its workshops and performances.
The redevelopment project will also allow the venue to expand its seating capacity in its main 235-seat auditorium and improve the sightlines.
Other refurbishment plans include redesigning the front of the building to open it up to the public along Kilburn High Road.
Foyer and bar areas will also be improved, as will the catering and toilet facilities.
Ian Ritchie Architects, a firm that has previously worked on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre, has been appointed to lead the project.
Indhu Rubasingham, artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, said: “Through the redesign of the theatre our ambition is to create a warm, inviting and fully accessible hub where opportunities are created and imaginations expanded. Over the last 30 years the Tricycle has become established as one of London’s most significant theatres. Going forward, we want to become an even brighter beacon on Kilburn High Road for the diverse communities of Brent and beyond.”