Southwark Playhouse London

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Southwark Playhouse
Address: 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

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What's on at the Southwark Playhouse?
Tasting Notes is a current production at the Southwark Playhouse. The latest booking period for Tasting Notes at the Southwark Playhouse started 30 July 2022 and runs until 27 August 2022. Tickets for Tasting Notes start at £15 and are available to book now
Yeast Nation is a current production at the Southwark Playhouse. The latest booking period for Yeast Nation at the Southwark Playhouse started 22 July 2022 and runs until 27 August 2022. Tickets for Yeast Nation start at £16 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Southwark Playhouse?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Southwark Playhouse.  The nearest underground or train stations are Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343.  For directions to the Southwark Playhouse see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Southwark Playhouse?
There is no specific dress code at the Southwark Playhouse, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
What is the Accessibility at the Southwark Playhouse?
Southwark Playhouse accessibility information
Access email: boxoffice@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk Access: Ground level access to all areas of the theatre
Toilets: There is an accessible toilet
Wheelchairs: There are 2 wheelchair spaces available in each auditorium in the front row

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Theatre History

The Southwark Playhouse Theatre Company was founded in 1993 by Juliet Alderdice and Tom Wilson, to produce high quality accessible theatre, and act as a major resource for the local community.

The first Southwark Playhouse theatre was a disused workshop at 62 Southwark Bridge Road, before they upped sticks in 2006 and ventured to the vaults beneath Platform One of London Bridge railway station, which was their home from 2007 to 2013.

Since 2013 the Southwark Playhouse has been based in Elephant and Castle – at 77-85 Newington Causeway.

The Southwark Playhouse plans to move to a permanent home, and is currently raising money. The flagship home would be in Elephant and Castle, with a satellite venue back within the arches of London Bridge Station.

The new flagship venue is on Newington Butts, closer to Elephant and Castle, and will be a 300-seat flexible theatre space. There will also be a purpose built Youth, Community and Development space.

The London Bridge space, on the site of the former Southwark Playhouse on the corner of Tooley Street and Bermondsey Street, will be two flexible performance spaces of 200 and 150 seats, used to nurture and promote work by new and emerging practitioners. Plus there will be a rehearsal space.


Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Southwark Playhouse include:

Lift
The Lion
Anyone Can Whistle
Straight White Men
Indecent Proposal - A Musical
A Day by the Sea
Allegro
Licensed To Ill
Promises, Promises
Side Show
Darknet
The Fifth Column
The Toxic Avenger
Luce
Bananaman The Musical
The Ballad of Robin Hood
Grey Gardens
Casa Valentina
Carrie: The Musical
The A-Z of Mrs P

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