This rehoused and reinvigorated West London theatre is renowned for encouraging new talent and independent, new playwriting. Its success since 1972 is down to strong writing from the likes of Jonathan Harvey, Conor McPherson, Stephen Poliakoff and Mark Ravenhill. It also has an excellent cafe and bar. The theatre hosts the three-day Shubbak Festival, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.
The Shepherd's Bush Comedy Festival is also held here in summer.