Millfield Theatre sits in the beautiful parkland setting of Millfield House in Edmonton, North London – forming part of the Millfield Arts Centre. The theatre is owned, managed and funded by the London Borough of Enfield authority. It has brought an eclectic programme of shows, classes and workshops to the diverse local community since its opening in 1988.
The venue is recognised in North London (and beyond) as a cultural hub which provides high-quality entertainment. The theatre’s reputation led to a significant refurbishment, which included the addition of a new café bar, performance space, toilet facilities and box office. Following its revamp, the main auditorium, which seats 362 people, was renamed the Sir Bruce Forsyth Auditorium. Edmonton’s very own entertainment legend Sir Bruce Forsyth himself opened the theatre in 2009.
The grand Millfield House, a Grade II listed building, resides next to the venue and offers multi-usage spaces for hire, which are occasionally used by the performers at the theatre. The Millfield Theatre is overseen by Enfield Presents, a local entity managing several North London theatres as well as overseeing the annual borough festival, dubbed the Enfield Festival.
The theatre is home to productions by local amateur theatre companies and local dance schools, making it a dedicated fixture in the local arts community. The Millfield Theatre presents a varied programme of drama, dance, musicals, comedy, cabaret, popular music and children's theatre.