The theatre is located at Kingston Grammar School and is named after acclaimed playwright and novelist, Michael Frayn, who is an alumnus of the school (1946-1952).
Michael Frayn's career started as a journalist for The Guardian and The Observer, where he began writing plays and novels. His award-winning plays include three Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy for Alphabetical Order(1975); Make and Break (1980); and Noises Off (1982), which also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and was voted the nation's second favourite play. He is also a three-time winner of the London Evening Standard Award for Best Play for Benefactors (1984); Copenhagen (1998), which also won a 2000 Tony Award; and Democracy (2003). His most recent play, Afterlife, opened at the National Theatre in 2008.
For more information and upcoming events, please take a look at the Michael Frayn Theatre website.