Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill

London SW11 5TN

Tel: 020 7223 2223


Mainline station: Clapham Junction


“Theatre with a spin, a kink or quirk – or just plain bizarre – aimed to shake up traditional notions of the genre.”
(Big Issue)

Café bar, Workshops


Blue Elephant Theatre                                              
59a Bethwin Road

Tel: 020 7701 0100

Tube: Oval 

The Blue Elephant Theatre aims to produce work that promotes political issues. Since it opened in 1999, the theatre has welcomed artists from many different backgrounds, pulling in diverse audiences. The theatre also runs arts learning projects that focus on helping young people overcome social, physical, and economic barriers. 


Box Clever

12.G.1 The Leathermarket
Weston Street

Tel: 020 7357 0550
Tube: London Bridge


Box Clever is a writer-led multidisciplinary company that creates contemporary theatre with and for young people. The touring programme to schools comprises new writing on life issues. The company is also a partner in the development of social and environmental projects
The Globe
New Globe Walk
020 7902 1400  
Tube: Cannon Street, London Bridge, Mansion House


A replica of Shakespeare’s original theatre.  Once inside it’s easy to imagine what it would have been like to see a play in his time. Stand up or sit down to watch productions in the open air space, and you’re so close to the stage you can practically touch the players. The Globe also offers literacy workshops, and courses for teachers, students, and the general public. Theatre season from May to September


In Toto Theatre
The Columbo Centre
34-68 Colombo Street
SE1 8DP 

Tel: 020 7261 1515

Tube: Southwark 

In Toto Theatre are a visual theatre company using a multi-sensory approach to create highly accessible theatre for children and family audiences, which transcends cultural and language barriers, using a combination of puppetry, live music, storytelling and dance.


Landor Theatre

70 Landor Street

London SW9 9PH

Tel:  0207 7737 7276


Tube: Clapham North

Pub theatre with short runs of musicals, plays,  sketches and comedy. including some Sundays.
London Bubble
5 Elephant Lane
SE16 4JD
Tel: 020 7237 4434  

Tube: Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Bermondsey 

With its innovative and versatile play list, the London Bubble aims to include among its audiences and participants those who have never experienced theatre
Menier Chocolate Factory
51/53 Southwark Street
Tel: 020 7907 7060  

Tube: London Bridge 

The former chocolate factory has kept its 19th century building fixtures, lending this arts complex its quirky appeal. Exhibition space, restaurant, theatre, and rehearsal space.  High standard fringe with occasional transfers to West End.
National Theatre

South Bank

London SE1 9PX

Box Office: 020 7452 3000


Tube: Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment


Three theatres – Olivier, Lyttelton & Cottesloe run programmes in repertory throughout  the year. Restaurants, bars, exhibitions, education, theatre bookshop.  Backstage tours, talks, free live music.
The Old Vic
The Cut
SE1 8NB 

Tel: 020 7928 2651  

Tube: Waterloo, Southwark

Artistic Director Kevin Spacey.  Runs of two to three months of quality drama and Christmas pantomime.  Backstage tours, young people’s programme and community initiatives.
Oval House Theatre

52-54 Kennington Oval


SE11 5SW                                                      

Tel: 020 7582 0080 

Tube: Oval

Oval House offers a full programme of professional theatre in two studio spaces between October and May, specialising in new writing. Also comprehensive education and youth arts events, running throughout the year.  Performances 7.45/ 8.00pm, Wed-Sat.   
Siobhan Davies Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance Studios 

85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER, UK

Tel: 020 7091 9650

Tube: Lambeth North

Occasional events & performances.  Primarily dance training and therapies.
Southwark Playhouse

Shipwright Yard
(Corner of Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.)
Tel: 0844 847 1656 Email: [email protected] 

Tube: London Bridge

One of London’s leading studio theatres for serious drama, its new venue is under London Bridge station.  Besides promoting education and community projects, it also offers a club for stand-up comedy. 


Theatre 503

The Latchmere

Battersea Park Road

London SW11 3BW

Tel:020 7978 7040


Tube: Sloane Square + bus 319

Theatre above a pub. Exciting new work with runs of 2 to 4 weeks
Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ
Tel: 08700 534534
E-mail: [email protected]

Tube: London Bridge

Professional theatre for children. Fun, challenging and exciting shows which rise to the challenge of a child’s imagination.
White Bear Theatre Club

138 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4RB

Box Office: 020 7793 9193


Tube: Kennington


Pub theatre.  Offers of a stimulating mix of new drama and worthwhile period pieces and classics.
Young Vic

66 The Cut,

London SE1 8LZ

Tel: 020 7922 2922


Tube: Southwark, Waterloo

After major – and prize-winning – refurbishment, this is now a main house plus two studio theatres.  Bar/restaurant adjoining.  Concessions for local residents.