Our Empty Theatres

  • Helen Murray

Our Empty Theatres was a personal project I embarked on during lockdown last year. My main body of photography work is centred around Theatre. The shows, the rehearsal and the people. When lockdown happened I like pretty much all us freelancers found myself out of work and at a loss. My thoughts kept turning back to my workplace, our theatres, and the sad emptiness they now found themselves in. Over the course of 2 months I visited 22 theatres from London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds to photograph these beautiful buildings in their empty state. The series was rewarded an Honourable Mention in The Creative Review Photography Annual 2020. The full series can be seen on my website https://www.helenmurrayphotos.com/galleries/ouremptytheatres

Project Tags


  • Roundhouse logo


    • Events
  • Shakespeare's Globe logo

    Shakespeare's Globe

    • Charity
  • Soho Theatre logo

    Soho Theatre

    • Performing Arts
  • Theatre Royal Stratford East logo

    Theatre Royal Stratford East

    • Performing Arts
  • Battersea Arts Centre logo

    Battersea Arts Centre

    • Arts and Culture
  • Lyric Hammersmith logo

    Lyric Hammersmith

    • Performing Arts
  • Bush Theatre logo

    Bush Theatre

    • Performing Arts
  • L

    Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

    • T


      • Y

        Young Vic

        • T

          The Royal Exchange Theatre

          • T

            The Almeida Theatre

            • D

              Donmar Warehouse

              • T

                The Albany

                • R

                  Royal Court Theatre

                  • L

                    Leeds Playhouse

                    • Unicorn Theatre logo

                      Unicorn Theatre

                      • Arts and Culture
                    • k

                      kiln theatre

                      • T

                        The Yard

                        • H

                          Hampstead Theatre