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.

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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

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

The War Has Not Yet Started

A funny, eye-opening and often surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.

Previews from: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 February 2018

The Here and This and Now

In a faded country house hotel, a group of medical reps attend an office away day. Potential office romances aside, it's strictly business-as-usual: endless team-building exercises, an over-ambitious boss and the wrong sort of biscuits.

Previews from: Wednesday 10 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 February 2018

Upcoming shows

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Meanwhile, Betty decides to stage a production of that play-within-a-play from … what's it called again?

Previews from: Wednesday 24 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 17 February 2018


A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. A collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 March 2018


A soul-searching exploration of one man's journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey.

Previews from: Friday 23 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 March 2018

Old Fools

Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they've shared together - from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 April 2018

The Country Wife

Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent. For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a threat to their wives nor their reputations.

Previews from: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 21 April 2018

The Fall

Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.

Previews from: Saturday 28 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 May 2018


Amongst the darkness of an unnamed wood, a lawless gang are trying to bury a dark secret. The group need someone to take charge, but who can they trust? Who do they follow?

Previews from: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Closes: Friday 18 May 2018

The Rink

Anna, an Italian housewife who runs a roller-skating rink on the Eastern coast of America, is about to sell it to developers until her estranged daughter returns after a long absence, hoping to save the rink and patch things up with her mother.

Previews from: Friday 25 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 23 June 2018

Goodnight Mister Tom

Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley.

Previews from: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 25 August 2018

Bring It On

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.

Previews from: Thursday 2 August 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 September 2018

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