The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

The Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London

The Southwark Playhouse on Newington Causway in March 2017

Above - The Southwark Playhouse on Newington Causway in March 2017

The Southwark Playhouse Theatre Company is currently (in April 2017) situated in a former warehouse building on Newington Causway, near the Elephant & Castle in London. The Company was founded by Juliet Alderdice and Tom Wilson in 1993 and was first based in a disused former workshop building in Playhouse Court, off the Southwark Bridge Road. However, in 2007 they moved to a new Theatre space situated beneath the Platforms of London Bridge Station on Tooley Street.

In 2013 the Company were forced to move again, due to the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. The present Theatre (shown above) has two performance spaces, a 240 seat main Theatre and a 120 seat Studio Space. This Theatre is however, only a temporary home for the Company until they can return to London Bridge when restructuring of the station is due to be completed in 2018.

The Company have staged a huge variety of productions since they first opened in 1993, an archive of many of which can be found on their own website here.

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