Southwark Playhouse London

Venue Information

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

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How do I get to the Southwark Playhouse?

Public transport is recommended to travel to the Southwark Playhouse. The nearest tube 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.

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:

Straight White Men
Indecent Proposal - A Musical
A Day by the Sea
Licensed To Ill
Promises, Promises
Side Show
The Fifth Column
The Toxic Avenger
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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