Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse, London, photographed from the street in front of the building.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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Artistic director: Chris Smyrnios
General manager: Alys Mayer


The Large - seats 240
The Little - seats 120


Box office: 020 7407 0234


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Council: Southwark

Region: London

Location map for Southwark Playhouse


Borough (Northern)
Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo, Northern)

Elephant and Castle



Elephant & Castle/ Newington causeway

Day no:
35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10

Night no:
N35, N133, N343

Access information


Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium, request an aisle seat when you arrive at the theatre.

Alternatively staff are happy to dog sit for you.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

Click the image below to go there.

Access link for this theatre

Wheelchair access

There is ground level access to all areas of the theatre and there are accessible toilets.

There are a maximum of 2 wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium (usually along the front row).

When you collect your tickets notify a member of staff if you wish to transfer to a theatre seat.

Hearing assistance

STAGETEXT Captioned Performances are available - check schedule for details.

Hearing dogs welcome in the auditorium - request an aisle seat when you book. Alternatively staff are happy to dog sit for you.

Current shows

All in a Row

Like any couple, Tamora and Martin have big hopes and dreams. But when your child is autistic, non-verbal, low-functioning and occasionally violent, ambitions can quickly become a pipe dream.

Previews from: Thursday 14 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 9 March 2019


A startling portrait of sexual and marital relations in the 1960's and 70's and delves into these questions with bitter humour. One of a string of successes written by James Saunders, this marks its first staging since 1979.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 9 March 2019

Upcoming shows


Full Disclosure Theatre return with their new writing night XPOSED, eight short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life.

Previews from: Sunday 24 February 2019
Closes: Sunday 24 February 2019

Stay Awake, Jake

A new one-man musical, charting the journey of Jake, who is driving through the night from London to Carlisle. Over the course of this intimate and intriguing song cycle, we gradually discover why.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop, a failing Canadian military college student, overcomes intense prejudice and astonishing danger to receive his wings to become the most successful fighter pilot of his generation.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019

The Rubenstein Kiss

The story of the Rubensteins, a deeply devoted Jewish couple whose Communist idealism leads to their world being torn apart by suspicion and treachery which then echoes through the generations.

Previews from: Thursday 14 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 13 April 2019

Other People's Money

With a jam-today approach to both doughnuts and investments, Larry is accustomed to grabbing life by the assets. But CEO Jorgy has a different approach. Will his small town ideas stack up against booming Wall Street?

Previews from: Wednesday 17 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019

Ain't Misbehavin'

Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain't Misbehavin' steps back into the 1920's and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan.

Previews from: Friday 19 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 1 June 2019

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Born in the most unusual circumstances, Benjamin is an old man, not at the end of his life, but at the beginning. Trapped in a body where he doesn't belong, locked away from the world and branded a monster, Benjamin dreams of freedom and adventure.

Previews from: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 8 June 2019

Once On This Island

A captivating calypso-flavoured re-telling of the Little Mermaid fairy tale.

Previews from: Friday 9 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 31 August 2019


It's November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble.

Previews from: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 31 August 2019

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