Two Locations.
Three Theatres.
In the heart of Southwark.

Now Showing

Police Cops:
The Musical
Based on an original idea from THE POLICE COPS
Book & Lyrics by Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson & Tom Roe, Music by Ben Adams
1 MAR - 20 APR 2024
Theatre: Main Space
Cassie and the Lights
by Alex Howarth
3 - 20 APR 2024
Theatre: The Little
Why I Stuck A Flare Up My Arse For England
Written and performed by Alex Hill
17 APR - 4 MAY 2024
Theatre: The Large
You Are Going To Die
by Adam Scott-Rowley
18 APR - 4 MAY
Theatre: The Large
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Now Showing

1 MAR - 20 APR 2024
Police Cops:
The Musical
Based on an original idea from THE POLICE COPS
Book & Lyrics by Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson & Tom Roe, Music by Ben Adams
Venue: Elephant SE11
Theatre: Main Space
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3 - 20 APR 2024
Cassie and the Lights
by Alex Howarth
Venue: Borough SE1
Theatre: The Little
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17 APR - 4 MAY 2024
Why I Stuck A Flare Up My Arse For England
Written and performed by Alex Hill
Venue: Borough SE1
Theatre: The Large
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18 APR - 4 MAY
You Are Going To Die
by Adam Scott-Rowley
Venue: Borough SE1
Theatre: The Large
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Coming Soon

May 35th
by Candace Chong Mui Ngam,
translated by S. Y. Li*
29 MAY - 1 JUN 2024
Venue: Elephant SE11
Theatre: Main Space
No Love Songs
From an original idea by Kyle Falconer and Laura Wilde
Songs by Kyle Falconer, Book by Laura Wilde and Johnny McKnight
4 - 15 JUN 2024
Venue: Elephant SE11
Theatre: Main Space

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PRODUCTION ARCHIVE
All the shows you've loved in one place!

We have two buildings.
Here's how to find each of them...

Southwark Playhouse Borough logo

Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the London Southbank University exit.

Click link below for map & directions:
https://w3w.co/spicy.nature.slang

Southwark Playhouse Elephant logo

Southwark Playhouse Elephant
1 Dante Place
London SE11 4RX

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the Shopping Centre exit.

Click link below for map & directions:
https://w3w.co/ripe.award.upset

A map showing the locations of both Southwark Playhouse venues.

Food & Drink

Opening Hours

Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm (if we have a show on).

Menu

Our bars serve an assortment of beverages and snacks to suit all tastes from hot and cold soft drinks to beer, wine, cocktails and spirits and a whole lot more.

Click here to download and view our drinks menu

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- Pay just £75 for a balance of 5 tickets.
- Use up to 2 tickets of your balance on ANY PERFORMANCE.
- Save up to 58%.

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to read them.

We Need Your Support

It’s been a difficult few years and things don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. 

Southwark Playhouse is a registered charity that delivers a year-round programme of entertaining and enriching work yet receives no regular funding.

Why not consider making a donation to help us keep on keeping on during these tough times!

Work with us...

Current Job Vacancies

We are looking for someone with excellent administrative and customer service skills to join our busy Box Office and Welcome Team.

To find out more about the position please click the link below to download the job description:

Job Description (pdf document, 160kb)

To apply please click the link below which will take you to the online application form:

Online Application Form

Application Deadline: Friday 26 April 2024 at 5pm

Interviews to be held on 2 & 3 May 2024.

We are looking for a skilled technical manager to join our busy technical team, working across both our buildings, but taking particular repsonsibility for our Elephant building.

To find out more about the position please click the link below to download the job description:

Job Description (pdf document, 163kb)

To apply please click the link below which will take you to the online application form:

Online Application Form

Application Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2024 at 5pm

Interviews to be held on 13 May 2024.

Southwark Playhouse is seeking a Duty Manager to deliver a first-class audience and visitor experience. The role will largely be practical, requiring you to manage the front of house operation during public open hours which are predominantly evenings and weekends.

To find out more about the position please click the link below to download the job description:

Job Description (pdf document, 204kb)

To apply please click the link below which will take you to the online application form:

Online Application Form

Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday 3 May 2024.

Interviews to be held week commencing 6 May 2024.

Southwark Playhouse is seeking a Saturday Front of House Supervisor, to support and, where appropriate, deputise for the Front of House and Venue Managers in delivering a first-class audience and visitor experience at Southwark Playhouse. The role will largely be practical, requiring you to manage the front of house operation during public open hours which are predominantly evenings and weekends.

To find out more about the position please click the link below to download the job description:

Job Description (pdf document, 204kb)

To apply please click the link below which will take you to the online application form:

Online Application Form

Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday 29 April 2024.

Interviews to be held week commencing 6 May 2024.

Are you a skilled and passionate freelance technician looking for exciting and varied opportunities in the theatre industry? Southwark Playhouse is seeking enthusiastic technicians to join our books.

Are you ready to join a fast-paced, busy environment in Elephant & Castle, working across two buildings and three venues? Here at Southwark Playhouse, we are known for hosting a diverse range of productions and have a strong commitment to delivering high-quality performances to our local community.

If you have experience in lighting, sound, stage management, wardrobe, design, or any other technical discipline, we would love to hear from you!

Location: Southwark Playhouse Borough and Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London, Elephant & Castle.

Rate: £12.50 per hour (base rate), all breaks paid.

We pride ourselves on fostering a creative and inclusive environment, where your skills and expertise will be valued and appreciated. Please contact technical@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

Application Deadline: We are accepting applications and assessing applications on the basis of rolling assessment, therefore while there is no set closing date, this advert may close once a suitable number of applications which meet the job criteria have been received. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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