The Bunker

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Artistic director: Chris Sonnex
Executive Director: David Ralf


The Bunker - seats 110


Box office: 0207 234 0486


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53a Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Council: Southwark

Region: London

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London Bridge Station (Northern Line, Jubilee Line and National Rail Service)
Borough (Northern Line)

London Bridge Station



Southwark Bridge Road

Day no:
RV1, 344, 381

Night no:
N343, N381

About the The Bunker

The Bunker is one of London's newest Off-West End theatres housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge.

The space has been transformed from its original abandoned state into a unique 110-seater studio thetare.

With four concrete pillars marking out the thrust performance space, an eclectic mix of audience seating on three sides of the stage, and a snug bar tucked into the corner of the venue, The Bunker has a unique character.

Access information


The Bunker is situated at the bottom of a ramp in a former parking garage in the basement of a Grade ii Listed Building.

They have made all efforts to make the venue as accessible as possible for all patrons.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

The Bunker is accessed by two ramps that have a steep incline.

Patrons in wheelchairs will require assistance from one of the Front of House team to ensure safe and smooth access.

There are spaces for wheelchairs to be positioned in the front row of seating in the venue with excellent views of the stage.

There is also an adjacent space for a carer or supporter, who will be allocated a free ticket.

The venue can accommodate up to three wheelchair spaces per performance, but you are encouraged to be in touch before your arrival so the venue can best accommodate your needs.

There are disabled access toilets adjacent to the entrance of The Bunker as part of the venue’s main toilet block.

The Bunker Bar has a narrow entrance, so is not fully wheelchair accesible.

All accommodations will be made to ensure any patrons in wheelchairs can access the bar before and after a performance at The Bunker.

Current shows

This is Black

A festival of world premiere theatre shows by four, new, exciting Black writers identity, exploring hate crime and family relationships with alternating double bills.

Previews from: Monday 5 August 2019

Closes: Sunday 25 August 2019

Upcoming shows

Jade City

Rich in the language of Belfast, and with an original electronic score, Jade City is a lyrical and powerful exploration of growing up and growing apart, about the choices we make and the only choices we have.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 September 2019

Closes: Saturday 21 September 2019

Different Sand

This modern family drama discusses what it means to come from two cultures and, ultimately, what it means to be sisters.

Previews from: Sunday 8 September 2019

Closes: Monday 16 September 2019


Looks at how being certain and being truthful aren't always the same thing, and what happens when someone you love doesn't play the part you expect.

Previews from: Sunday 8 September 2019

Closes: Monday 16 September 2019

We Anchor In Hope

All over London public houses become private flats. Tomorrow The Anchor closes for good. It's the end of an era, but Kenny and the gang are going out with a bang. There's a blow-up sheep, karaoke and a lot of Campari.

Previews from: Wednesday 25 September 2019

Closes: Saturday 19 October 2019

Karaoke Play

Four intertwined monologues about love, British identity, the pursuit of recognition and ... Karaoke.

Previews from: Sunday 29 September 2019

Closes: Monday 14 October 2019

Pint-sized: October-fest

Each night you'll see the Pint-Sized you know and love; five short plays, chosen from over 1500 entries, with the writers mentored by the likes of Lucy Kirkwood, Simon Stephens, Lucy Prebble and more.

Previews from: Monday 21 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019

Germ Free Adolescent

Ashley is 16. She's lived in Medway for 15 years and 6 months. She has 2,354 leaflets on sexual health. She knows exactly how many she has, because she's counted them 1,582 times …

Previews from: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 9 November 2019

and so the choir gathers

A new live performance by Liv Wynter featuring a group of anarchic and politically enraged untrained performers and musicians, exploring the importance of subculture as a tool for radical organising.

Previews from: Sunday 3 November 2019

Closes: Monday 18 November 2019

i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)

A lyrical interlinking of monologues devoted to blood ties and what we inherit from our parents.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019

Before I Was A Bear

On a rainy Wednesday evening, Cally sits at her local pub waiting for her best friend. She notices someone in the corner. She recognises them. It can't be them though, can it? It isn't. This doesn't happen. She won't go over. She won't.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019

My White Best Friend

Rachel De-Lahay's provocative act of letter writing engages with racial tensions, microaggressions and emotional labour, asking the privileged to step back and for the rest of the room to take up space.

Previews from: Monday 25 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 30 November 2019

Little Miss Burden

Matilda Ibini's coming-of-age tale smashes together 90s nostalgia, Nigerian family, East London and Sailor Moon to tell the sometimes tricky, often funny truth about growing up with a physical impairment.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Closes: Saturday 21 December 2019


"A striking provocation of a play" that explores the lives of people dealing with the impact of having to leave something or someone.

Previews from: Sunday 8 December 2019

Closes: Monday 16 December 2019

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