A bit of Southwark culture
It was founded in 1993 by Juliet Alderdice and Tom Wilson. They identified the need for a high quality accessible theatre and so found disused workshop in a then comparatively neglected part of Southwark and turned it into a flexible theatre space- and this is where the magic would begin.
They aspire to tell stories and strive to inspire the next generation of performers and theatre practioners. They hope to help those at the beginning of their creative careers and look for a real unique talent and demonstrate it through their stages and the stories they tell. They have worked with schools, Southwark Council, local businesses and organisations.
They have also gained a lot of recommendation from many acclaimed sources. To highlight their success:
‘…they’ve carved out such unique and distinctive spaces…Southwark Playhouse now occupies a key place on our London theatre map’ Mark Shenton, The Stage
‘An astounding venue’ The Guardian
‘High-achieving, life-giving spirit’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
‘…the revitalised Southwark Playhouse’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Southwark Playhouse churn out arresting productions at a rate of knots’ Time Out
‘I love that venue so much. It is, without doubt, one of the most exciting theatre venues in London.’ Philip Ridley, Playwright
This theatre is quite un-expectant, as it is quite small, but the performances do truly look very different and the stories quite interesting.. so definitely worth checking them out! It is also relatively close to Southbank area, so why not spend a day there, then catch a show at this theatre? A perfect plan!
Borough tube station
Elephant and Castle tube station
The nearest mainline station is Elephant and Castle
(to Elephant and Castle): Numbers 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10, P5
(to Borough): Numbers 21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10
Southwark Playhouse is within the congestion charge zone.
Car parking is limited. Nearest parking is an NCP on the corner of Snowsfield and Kipling Street (a ten minute walk to the venue.)
The theatre is located on a Newington Causeway, a busy road with a number of taxis going past. However, there is no taxi rank.
For Ticket purchases & inquiries:
Call 020 7407 0234
or at the Box Office (Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm) and Saturday from 1pm.
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