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

We don't have any shows listed.

Upcoming shows

Why is the Sky Blue?

Searching, fearless, intimate, and with a frank honesty only the young can bring, an extraordinary new show exploring love, connection and the impact of pornography on children.

Previews from: Thursday 26 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 May 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


Mixtapes, Argos catalogue Christmas lists, VHS. Crop tops, chokers, disposable cameras, Boundless Theatre is bringing the 90s back.

Previews from: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 16 June 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


A boy is stuck to a screen. Society shuns and shames him. But shame is the glue that keeps him stuck. With messy truths leaking out of skin things get 'Sticky'.

Previews from: Friday 22 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 14 July 2018

Infinite Joy

A small stormy island, a tribe of teenagers and their "Mother" live in complete isolation. Cut-off from the outside world, when a piece of modern technology washes up on the rocks, it opens up a strange new world of endless possibilities.

Previews from: Saturday 23 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 14 July 2018

For King and Country

Tense court-room drama, set during the final months of the Great War, follows the young shell-shocked Private Hamp's trial for desertion and his fight for his right to live.

Previews from: Thursday 28 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 21 July 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

Unexpected Joy

The story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air - Joy, a baby boomer pop star, is visited by her daughter, Rachel and granddaughter Tamara.

Previews from: Thursday 6 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018

The Trench

Inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems.

Previews from: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 17 November 2018

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