Southwark Playhouse Borough London

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough
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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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Southwark Playhouse Borough?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Southwark Playhouse Borough.  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 Borough see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Southwark Playhouse Borough?
There is no specific dress code at the Southwark Playhouse Borough, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
What is the Accessibility at the Southwark Playhouse Borough?
Southwark Playhouse Borough accessibility information
Access email: 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 between Elephant and Castle and Borough – at 77-85 Newington Causeway. In 2022 the venue was renamed Southwark Playhouse Borough.

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 venue on Newington Butts is called Southwark Playhouse Elephant.

The planned 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 Borough include:

The Dinosaur Show
Who's Holiday!
Tasting Notes
The Canterville Ghost
Yeast Nation
The Lion
Anyone Can Whistle
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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