Troubadour is opening a new venue in north London, which will launch in July with a series of drive-in screenings of films and theatre.
Located in Enfield, Troubadour Meridian Water will become the latest site operated by Troubadour Theatres, which launched venues in Wembley Park and White City – now closed permanently – last year.
Detailed plans for the Enfield site are yet to be announced, but a spokesman for Troubadour confirmed there are hopes for a theatre in the long term.
The first event to run at Troubadour Meridian Water will be The Drive In, from July 4.
Aiming to "relive the magic of American drive-in theatre", The Drive In will allow audience members to watch screenings of films and recorded theatre shows from their cars. There will also be live actors and cinema refreshments.
In order to maintain social distancing measures, cars will be spaced two metres apart and tickets will be scanned through closed car windows. Toilets will be available and will be cleaned between uses.
The first screenings to be announced include the films La La Land, Bad Boys for Life, Dirty Dancing and The Terminator. Further screenings and performances, including live comedy, music and family entertainment, are to be announced.
Ten free car tickets per showing will be put aside for NHS and care workers.
Producer for The Drive In, Laura Elmes, said: "I am delighted to be launching The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water in Enfield.
"After the events of the last few months the appetite to experience live entertainment but in a safe and socially distant way is growing.
"The safety and enjoyment of our customers will be our first priority, so I can think of no better way to start to enjoy cinema and live entertainment than by doing it in a completely contact free way."
Leader of Enfield Council, Nesil Caliskan, said: “This is great news for the borough and residents of Edmonton.
"A drive-in cinema at Meridian Water, which will only open once all safety concerns have been considered and addressed, will give people the opportunity to enjoy a leisure activity during this difficult time. Free tickets will be made available for our heroic NHS and care workers.
“The initiative will help kick-start the local economy and accelerate the expansion of commercial and leisure activities in the east of the borough."
Should social distancing guidelines change over the coming months, guests will be entitled to exchanges or refunds for any cancelled performances.