Southwark Playhouse is all about telling stories and inspiring the next generation of storytellers and theatre makers. It aims to facilitate the work of new and emerging theatre practitioners from early in their creative lives to the start of their professional careers.With our world travel planner, London attractions like Southwark Playhouse can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Through our schools work we aim to introduce local people at a young age to the possibilities of great drama and the benefits of using theatre skills to facilitate learning. Each year we engage with over 5,000 school pupils through free schools performances and long-term in school curriculum support.
Through our Young Company (YoCo), a youth-led theatre company for local people between the ages of 11-25, we aim to introduce young people to the many and varied disciplines of running a semi-professional theatre company. YoCo provides a training ground to build confidence and inspire young people towards a career in the arts.
Our theatre programme aims to facilitate and showcase the work of some of the UK’s best up and coming talent with a focus on reinterpreting classic plays and contemporary plays of note. Our two atmospheric theatre spaces enable us to offer theatre artists and companies the opportunity to present their first fully realised productions. Over the past 20 years we have produced and presented early productions by many aspiring theatre practitioners many of whom are now enjoying flourishing careers.
Southwark Playhouse Reviews
A small theatre near the Elephant and Castle. Seats comfortable but no arm rests. Very hot for first half of show, air con may have failed. Show excellent, tickets good value. more »
We came to see the function and we arrived 10 minutes later because we did not find parking nearby because we have been pushing the wheelchair and they told us that they had already sold the tickets a... more »
Aspects of love. Wow! Really love this venue. Theatre in the round, such an intimate space. Everyone who works there seems really enthused by the place. Nice bar well stocked with surprisingly reasonable prices. Love all the nooks and crannies in this building makes for a really interesting overall experience. It will be interesting to see if they can recreate the intimacy in their new home when they move. Well done everybody at Southwark Playhouse.
You would think a small theatre couldn't handle West-End standard performances but, let me tell you, you're wrong. When I saw the Trench perform on this venue it absolutely blew my mind and became my favourite piece of theatre. They have many other cool plays at affordable prices and a bar at the entrance so you know you'll have a good time.
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