Following a £10 million revamp the theatre has been restored to its former glory. June 2021 sees the venue open its doors once again as The Windmill Soho. This time as a spectacular theatrical dining experience, boasting a 350 capacity and will open daily from 6pm until late. The Windmill will offer a vibrant atmosphere, with impeccable service, providing an unforgettable experience.
The iconic external neon lights, a Soho landmark, have been lovingly reinstated. Set across three floors the venue features; The Theatre, which will act as the main restaurant, The Palais De Luxe, a grand upstairs bar and The Royal Box, a sumptuous private room. Beneath the 110-year-old Theatre you will find Henderson’s speakeasy. Named after socialite Mrs Laura Henderson the pioneering proprietor of the 1930s and 40s. Infamous for being the first to show nudity on stage in the UK.
The glamorous interior design nods to The Windmill’s rich history and is lavishly decorated in deep purples, regal blues and adorned with art deco touches. Much like Mrs Henderson’s productions, the design is partial to exotic scenes.
Jodie Harsh sits on the Board of Directors, adding her creative touch and Soho connections to this distinct project. Jodie Harsh DJs across the globe but is a Londoner at heart and has been involved with the nightlife landscape in Soho for over a decade.
Adrian Sauvage, the London born costumier has designed The Windmill Soho’s wardrobe of sleek satins, velvet cloaks and louche smoking jackets. Sauvage’s designs combine sartorial skill with regal elegance and have won a devoted, stellar, clientele of Icons and Royalty.
Jordan Rocca joins The Windmill Soho as Impresario. Playing a key role in creating the food and beverage menus and curating the music.
Food & Beverage
The dining menu has been created by Michelin starred Chef Andrew McLeish. Featuring lavish Sashimi Platters and Atilius Osietra caviar alongside other sumptuous light bites such as a fresh ceviche and tuna & black sesame Tacos. Luxurious truffle parmesan taglioni, whole grilled dover sole take centre stage alongside, roasted harissa cauliflower, Wagyu sliders and roast rack of lamb. Signature desserts are focused on fun such as popping candy and vanilla lollipops.
The unique cocktail menu has been designed by celebrated mixologist Andy Mil of Cocktail Trading Co. Every one of his cocktail creations pay homage to The Windmill’s extraordinary history.
Production & Performance
Elizabeth West & Camilla Bishti are leading the theatrical direction. Supported by visionary Romain Pissenem and his creative production company High Scream (who has most recently delivered projects for David Guetta, Ushuaïa Ibiza & Disney). Together at The Windmill Soho they will push the boundaries of what can be achieved.
A future inspired by the past, The Windmill Soho will be a beacon of London’s nightlife once again, coming back to life with excitement and electricity. Legendary acts such as Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles have performed on the famous stage, setting the bar for new and inspiring acts to follow now. The venue will deliver a premium experience, hosting the biggest names in entertainment and providing a platform for the next generation of rising stars to perform.
The alluring and never-seen-before variety acts will take the stage each night and are exclusive to The Windmill Soho. The dinner shows will include a modern twist on cabaret with spectacular acts hosted by the resident compère. With an award-winning sound system, floor to ceiling lights, show-stopping production, The Windmill Soho, looks set to become the place to go in London Westend. The relaunch of The Windmill Soho will herald the beginning of post Covid London, bringing back the night-life that has been missing for so long!
Amrit Walia, co-founder of The Windmill Soho says, In the 1930’s Laura Henderson famously broke conventions and challenged norms to create the famous institution known as The Windmill Theatre. Our audacious vision is to continue her legacy and elevate this iconic venue for the next generation of Theatre goers and ‘bon viveurs’. Our ambitious refurbishment and our unique-to-London innovations make The Windmill a must-visit attraction. Mrs Henderson memorably refused to close the Windmill throughout the Blitz and in this same spirit our dedicated team has worked through the Pandemic making this landmark site the home of theatre reimagined.
Ryan Bishti, founder of Cream Group says, The Windmill Soho is the latest venue added to the Cream group portfolio, London’s leading nightlife entertainment and hospitality group in London. The Windmill can be expected to be the talk of the town and a very exciting project for us as it once was over a century ago.
Given the history of the venue and it’s legendary status within Soho, it was only right that we brought this building back to its former glory. In doing so, not only will we be resurrecting that infamous soho skyline but we will be redefining London nightlife as we know it, bridging the gaps between dining, theatre and late night London – a true homage to its past
John Common, Operations Director for The Windmill Soho, says, ‘We aim to push boundaries and nearly a century ago The Windmill was doing exactly that. The red neon lights of The Windmill Soho are a gateway to a secret & mysterious world… we’re going to reopen that world in 2021!