Our New Amphitheatre
Our much-loved and redeveloped Amphitheatre at Paddington Central is now open bringing a brand new performance and events space plus a greener, more inclusive environment for all.
Created in consultation with the local community and arriving back just in time for the sunshine, come down and explore the new Amphitheatre which will now give Paddington Central:
An exciting new performance space
With a larger ‘stage’ area for events and more seats, the Amphitheatre is set to become a year-round destination for people to relax and enjoy culture, music, entertainment and wellbeing pop-ups.
Improved accessibility and inclusivity
The new ramp and central staircase alongside handrails and textured paving means the space will be easier to access with better lighting.
A greener space for all
We’ve added new trees and sun-loving, resilient plants plus a beautiful water feature that reflects our canalside location. The addition of 40+ colourful perennial plant species will help to reduce pollution, improve air quality, and increase biodiversity and climate change resilience.
A more sustainable future
We’ve sustainably improved the Amphitheatre by using Earth Friendly Concrete to reduce embodied carbon by 79% (this is equivalent to 758 single-car journeys from Paddington Central to Land’s End and 12 return flights between London and Hong Kong).
A place of calm
The new design gives people a communal area for lunch and after work but also one with more intimate quiet spaces where they can find pockets of reflection during their day.
The new Amphitheatre will also support people’s active lifestyles and give a place where people can relax, work, learn and where children can play. We can’t wait to see you there.
A piece by Adam Nathaniel Furman has been commissioned for the Amphitheatre walkway.
Artist and designer, Adam Nathaniel Furman was born in St Mary’s Hospital Paddington. They are a London-based artist with a multicultural and multi-religious background whose artworks celebrate inclusivity and promote well-being.
Inspired by the neighbourhood’s rich heritage and the refurbished Amphitheatre’s abundant planting, Furman’s new site-specific artwork provides a direct and inclusively sensual experience for visitors of all backgrounds and ages that creates an all-year-round celebration of the colours of nature.
Last updated Wednesday 4 October, 2023