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London’s West End Welcomes Its First Newly Built Theatre in 50 Years

A new theatre called @Sohoplace, owned by Nica Burns and operated through Nimax Theatres, will officially open in the autumn.

New West End theatre @Sohoplace sits opposite the Tottenham Court Road tube station.

New West End theatre @Sohoplace sits opposite the Tottenham Court Road tube station.

Photographer: Tim Soar

Nica Burns, chief executive officer of West End heavyweight Nimax Theatres, admits she is nervous as she prepares for early viewings of her new theatre, @Sohoplace.

Located opposite the Tottenham Court Road tube station in place of an old office block, directly above a maze of transport links, the venue lies at the heart of a £300 million ($360 million) regeneration project led by the real estate investor and developer Derwent London.