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Address: 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG
Air Conditioning: Yes
Current Owner: London Theatre Company
Box Office: +44 (0) 333 320 0051
Stage Door: +44 (0) 20 3030 5321
Many of London’s theatres are accessed from below or above street level. If you need to avoid steps, it is advisable to contact the theatre directly by telephone or email as they will be able to advise you on which seats are most easily accessed. Many have specially adapted wheelchair spaces.
Theatres may be able to provide additional facilities for customers with a hearing or visual impairment and some shows may also offer specific, adapted performances. It’s best to check with the venue directly via one of the following methods:
Access Bookings: +44 (0) 333 320 0051
Society of London Theatre also offers useful information for visitors with a disability or specific access need.
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Buses: RV1, 47, 343 and 381 to Tooley Street, or 42, 78 and 188 to Druid Street. Both are 5 minutes walk from the theatre.
Check out Transport for London’s excellent TFL Journey Planner
Luxury: Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU
Mid: Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London Place, Tooley St, London SE1 2BY
Budget: Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge, 1 Goodmans Yard, London E1 8AT
Please note: The Bridge Theatre and these hotels are outside the main entertainment district.
After twelve years in their respective tenures at the subsidised National Theatre, Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director) and Nick Starr (Executive Director) departed to form the London Theatre Company with a unified dream to present popular and ambitious theatre in the commercial sector.
Challenging the idea that any new commercial theatre would need to be in the West End, they turned their focus instead to the newly regenerated area between London Bridge & Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames.
The Bridge opened with a production of ‘Young Marx’ on the 18th of October 2017 starring Rory Kinnear.
The Bridge focuses on commissioning and producing new work – of the first eight shows announced, only Julius Caesar nodded to the classics. Four of the premieres were by female writers – a conscious and welcome decision by Hytner who had been accused of failing to do enough to advance the cause of women in theatre during his time at the National Theatre.
The new 900-seat adaptable auditorium is designed to meet the needs of the modern audience and its versatile design enables end-stage, thrust-stage and promenade productions to be mounted, allowing writers & directors tremendous artistic freedom.
The structure of the theatre was constructed in a factory in Thetford, Norfolk by Tait Stage Technologies, coming in 57 separate pieces, split down into towers and seating galleries which were then re-assembled in situ.
The Bridge is the first large new theatre be added to London’s commercial theatre sector in 80 years.
The Bridge was designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins Architects (winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize) with acoustic design by Gilleron Scott and built at a cost of £11.6 million.
- Talking Heads
- Beat the Devil
- A Number
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
- Two Ladies
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- A German Life
- Alys, Always
- My Name is Lucy Barton
- A Very Very Very Dark Matter
- My Name is Lucy Barton
- Julius Caesar
- Young Marx
Disclaimer: We take care to provide accurate information. Records prior to internet age can be difficult to verify so we only list productions back as far as the year 2000, however we hold some records prior to this date offline. If you would like more information, or are aware of any errors, please contact us here. “One night only” productions and private theatre hires are not listed.
Arthur Lloyd’s Theatre Website offers an encyclopaedic insight into the history of the West End’s theatres.
Theatricalia is a database of past & future theatre productions.
Thisistheatre also offers interesting insights into the history of London’s theatres.
The Theatres Trust offers information and support for our nation’s theatres.