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


The extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked; Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce.

Previews from: Friday 2 June 2017
Closes: Saturday 8 July 2017

The Superhero

Colin and Christine split up 5 years ago. And now Christine is taking their daughter to Los Angeles with her new job, and there’s nothing Colin can do about it. Or is there?

Previews from: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Closes: Saturday 22 July 2017

Upcoming shows


A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. A powerful, thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what's theirs.

Previews from: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 5 August 2017


In the offices of Banners Corp, a new batch of interns have arrived to help launch the product. But as the darker side of Beast starts to rear its ugly head, everyone has to ask themselves just what they're willing to sacrifice to get ahead.

Previews from: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 29 July 2017

iAm 4.0

A rare opportunity to participate in a secret focus group, playtesting a ground-breaking new technological innovation. iAm 4.0 explores our attachment to technology, and the human cost we are willing to accept in the digital age.

Previews from: Saturday 29 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 19 August 2017


In London a teenage girl has gone missing. In Manchester another teenager is driven to the edge of what she can bear. This dark, compelling story explores the consequences of breaking the normal bonds of love.

Previews from: Wednesday 9 August 2017
Closes: Saturday 26 August 2017

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki is a 13 year old witch and, as tradition dictates, it is time for her to leave home and family to find a place where she can use her powers for the greater good and that one day she might call home.

Previews from: Thursday 10 August 2017
Closes: Sunday 3 September 2017

Doubt, A Parable

It's 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid Catholic school principal Sister Aloysius. When an accusation is levelled against the Father Flynn, 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

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