Children’s theatre company Tall Stories has submitted plans for a new facility in north London’s Islington Central Library, which will include a rehearsal and performance space.
Currently, Tall Stories rents offices at Somerset House and uses a variety of rehearsal rooms and storage spaces across London.
The new facility, on the ground floor of the library, plans to “conveniently unite the company under one roof”.
Designed by Haworth Tompkins, the development will include a preview and rehearsal studio, office space, and a costume and props store.
According to the plans, Tall Stories will use the studio space to preview their shows onsite before major UK tours.
As part of the collaboration, Tall Stories will provide opportunities for local people to watch dress rehearsals of productions.
The theatre company will also work with the council on a storytelling-themed exhibition in a shared corridor in the library.
Co-artistic directors of the company Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell said: “We are delighted to be working closely on this project with Islington Council.
“As is evident from the pending planning application, the project is still in early stages and we are currently waiting to receive relevant permissions in order to move the project forward.
“We hope to share more detail about this exciting project as soon as it’s available.”