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

You Stupid Darkness!

Everything's been falling apart for a while now. In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok.

Previews from: Thursday 16 January 2020

Closes: Saturday 22 February 2020

People Show 137

1966, a Soho basement. The People Show was born. Born site specific, immersive, screaming and always visual. With the British Library archiving their first 50 years, they surge onwards.

Previews from: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020

Upcoming shows

The Last Five Years

The musical's unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting.

Previews from: Friday 28 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 28 March 2020


Tommy is scared of everything. Especially the kids at school who would call him gay if they saw him putting on lipstick. Jordan isn't scared of anything. He's not scared that he likes the way Tommy looks in lipstick. Really, he's not.

Previews from: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 28 March 2020

Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

Alex and Rupert aren't a conventional match but a caffeinated meeting on the underground ignites a spark. Skip forward to them fighting over baby names, nursery colours and ways to save money. All the signs of a normal family in waiting.

Previews from: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 25 April 2020

The Beast of Blue Yonder

Philip Ridley's new black comedy is a dazzling, genre-mashing, singing 'n' dancing, tour de force of storytelling, where film stars become addicted to strange potions, a town battles with a demonic child, and a burning cinema shines like a new sun.

Previews from: Thursday 2 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 9 May 2020

Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep

Follows the journeys of five individuals over one night, each struggling in different ways with an inability to sleep. As the play moves from dusk to dawn, we observe their sometimes bizarre nocturnal activities and failed attempts.

Previews from: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020

Operation Mincemeat

The year is 1943 and we're losing the war. Luckily, we're about to gamble all our futures on a stolen corpse.

Previews from: Thursday 14 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020

Indecent Proposal

When wealthy stranger Larry Harris arrives in town and offers Rebecca a million dollars to spend a night with him, will the lure of money outweigh the promise of fidelity?

Previews from: Friday 29 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 27 June 2020

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