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Access Information

Access tickets are available for every single performance at Southwark Playhouse, along with a free companion ticket where required.

We invite anyone who would like to utilise our Access Ticket Scheme to register on our Access List and take up a free Access Membership.

We do not require any proof of disability for bookers to utilise our Access Ticket Scheme however we do ask for some essential information when you register. This information will be used by our box office and front of house teams to ensure that all bookers are supported through their visit.

If you’re new to Southwark Playhouse and would like to check us out before your theatre trip, you are welcome to come by for a pre-visit during the day (Monday-Saturday 12pm-9.30pm.) A member of the team will be around to answer any questions and make a note of any requests you have for your visit.

Productions may have various special effects included such as haze, flashing lights, and loud noises. Information about this is added to each individual production page when it has been confirmed – sometimes this is not until the day of the first performance.

Each of our theatre spaces has flexible seating configurations which means that the auditorium layout may be different on each visit. Please do contact us if you are unsure as to the best seat to book for your requirements.

Click here to register for our Access List, or call 020 7407 0234.

There is ground level access to all areas of the theatre and there is an accessible toilet.

For most productions, row A is at the same level as the playing space, and each row behind it is one additional step up.

There are two wheelchair spaces available in each auditorium in the front row, which are bookable online. If you cannot see a vacant wheelchair space on the seating plan for your preferred performance, please contact the box office.

If you will be transferring out of your wheelchair into a theatre seat then we advise booking a seat in the front row at either standard or concession rate. Our front of house staff will take care of your wheelchair in the bar area.

Seating in The Little theatre at Southwark Playhouse Borough is unallocated however if you would like to reserve a specific seat due to access requirements, contact the box office.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatres. We recommend booking or requesting an aisle seat, or alternatively our staff are happy to dog-sit for you.

There is ground level access to the mezzanine bar and box office, and lift access to the basement level of the main auditorium.

For most productions, row A is at the same level as the playing space, and each row behind it is one additional step up

There are two wheelchair spaces available in the front row, which are bookable online. If you cannot see a vacant wheelchair space on the seating plan for your preferred performance, please contact the box office.

If you will be transferring out of your wheelchair into a theatre seat then we advise booking a seat in the front row at either standard or concession rate. Our front of house staff will take care of your wheelchair in the bar area.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatres. We recommend booking or requesting an aisle seat, or alternatively our staff are happy to dog-sit for you.

During the show, performers often use the same entrances and exits as the audience, and for some shows exiting the space may require you to go across the stage. This can make admitting latecomers and re-admitting anyone who leaves during the show tricky although our front of house team will always endeavour to help.

If you have any questions please email boxoffice@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk or call us on 020 7407 0234 (Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm)

Elephant and Castle is a partially step-free station. Step-free access is only available on southbound Northern line services. The station is less than 5 minutes’ walk from both Southwark Playhouse buildings.

Borough is also a partially step-free station. Step-free access is only available on northbound services. The station is about 5 minutes’ walk from Southwark Playhouse Borough.

There is a drop-off point just outside Southwark Playhouse Borough.

Detailed information on how to get here can be found on our homepage.

Unfortunately, Southwark Playhouse cannot guarantee provision of accessible performances as they are at the discretion of the visiting company, however we can let you know when they have been programmed.

You can opt in to these communications by registering on our Access List.

Upcoming Accessible Performances

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