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

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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.

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

Doubt, A Parable

When an unconscionable accusation is levelled against Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, Principal Sister Aloysius realises that the only way to get justice is to create it herself.

Previews from: Wednesday 6 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 30 September 2017

Upcoming shows


This fast, darkly funny and erotically-charged puppetry reimagining of Shakespeare's classic tragedy focuses on Desdemona's murder to explore Latin America's horrific record of femicide.

Previews from: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 30 September 2017


This is the tale of Osmo, a serial killer with literary pretensions. While he is sitting at home trying yet again to write his memoirs, he receives a phone call from a friend inviting him to a dance.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 7 October 2017

A Day by the Sea

It is a fine day in May, 1953. A work-obsessed diplomat based in Paris makes a rare visit to his mother in Dorset. He is disconcerted to find an old childhood friend also visiting with her children, her life now blighted by scandal.

Previews from: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017

The Only Thing a Great Actress Needs is a Great Play and the Desire to Succeed

Inspired by Genet's The Maids, two Mexican household servants get ready for the day ahead. They cook breakfast, wash, dance and tell stories in a sharp and revelatory piece that explores what it is to be marginalised.

Previews from: Tuesday 17 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 21 October 2017


General Mendoza is returning to camp when he stumbles across an old witch who prophesises that he will come to lead the army. Convinced into action by his wife, he begins a chain of grisly murders that will come to seem endless.

Previews from: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017


Harry feels like life is beginning to tick down, his autumn years spent quietly caring for the community he loves. Denise thinks life begins in retirement and she's dancing like she's still at high school.

Previews from: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 25 November 2017

Mother Courage and her Children

In a land ravaged by war, Mother Courage pulls her cart with her three children in the wake of the army, trading with soldiers and attempting to make profit from the war.

Previews from: Thursday 2 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 9 December 2017

UK Week

A repertory season of brand new full length works by some of the UK's most exciting Latin American artists, with a series of open professional development workshops which features new performances by CASA associate artists.

Previews from: Saturday 11 November 2017
Closes: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Dear Brutus

1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants - a mysterious old man - invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common.

Previews from: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 30 December 2017

Bananaman The Musical

This handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but he's also got "the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels."

Previews from: Friday 15 December 2017
Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

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