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Southwark PlayhouseThe Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in the heart of Southwark, a five minute walk from Borough Tube and Elephant and Castle Tube stations. The theatre returns to its original London Bridge Station location in 2018 but in the meantime the new space gives the theatre 2,000 more square feet to play with including a 240-capacity Main House, a 120 seat Studio Space and - for the first time - its own bar and cafe. The theatre was founded in 1993 and has a reputation for presenting an eclectic mix of classics and works from emerging writers. Past performances have included everything from works by Shakespeare and The Canterbury Tales to puppetry and multimedia. Productions standards are high and the theatre has been nominated for the prestigious Peter Brook / Empty Space Award three times. They are also very much involved in the local community, providing a busy programme of education and workshops.

 

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The Rubenstein KissThe Rubenstein KissThe Rubenstein KissRuby Bentall, best known for playing Verity in the BBC's Poldark, takes on the role of Esther Rubenstein in The Rubenstein Kiss, a tale of conspiracy and betrayal in the Cold War, staged at the Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for allegedly providing atomic secrets to the Sovie2019-03-14T00:00:00+00002019-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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PRICING  £22 (Adults), £18 (Concessions)
DATES  14th March to 13th April 2019
Ruby Bentall, best known for playing Verity in the BBC's Poldark, takes on the role of Esther Rubenstein in The Rubenstein Kiss, a tale of conspiracy and betrayal in the Cold War, staged at the Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for allegedly providing atomic secrets to the Sovie... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  33% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £84  41% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  38% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 10 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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Alternative Theatres nearest Southwark Playhouse

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The Buzz
London > Entertainment > Theatres
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Playhouse
Located in Mercato Metropolitano, The Buzz is the UK's first permanent purpose-built immersive theatre. The fully flexible performing arts space has been created as a community ... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Time Travellers' Ball
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th November 2018 to 17th February 2019
Southwark Playhouse, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Playhouse
This November, theatrical experience The Time Travellers' Ball opens new venue The Buzz, London's first ever purpose-built immersive theatre venue. An evening of dance, decadence and ...More
 
 
 
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Ame B2B Dixon
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 17th February 2019 - 11.30am
Southwark Playhouse, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Playhouse
Two of the most technically skilled DJs in the scene are uniting for an all day and night B2B set....More
 
 
 
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The Hard Stop
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Feb 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Southwark Playhouse, Elephant & Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Playhouse
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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Qvintessenza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
304 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Qvintessenza serves casual Venetian specialities using ingredients sourced directly from Italian artisan producers. Venetian founder, Alessandro Selazone, spent a year travelling the length ... More
 
 
 
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El Vergel
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
132 Webber Street, SE10QL | 4 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Tiny Latino restaurant and café tucked away behind Borough tube which is much loved by local office workers and residents. Owned and run by a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 23 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 28 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 12 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Ame B2B Dixon
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th February 2019 

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Two of the most technically skilled DJs in the scene are uniting for an all day and night B2B set....More

The Time Travellers' Ball
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Theatre | Until 17th February 2019 

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This November, theatrical experience The Time Travellers' Ball opens new venue The Buzz, London's first ever purpose-built immersive theatre venue. ...More

 
Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Theatre | Until 9th March 2019 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia in the ...More

 
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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

The Young Vic 11 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Following his success with The Motherfucker with the Hat at the National Theatre back in 2015, Stephen Adly Guirgis returns ...More

 
The American Clock
The American Clock
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 11 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin ...More

 
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Theatre | On 17th February 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 11 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The legendary actor celebrates his 80th birthday with a one-man tour-de-force entitled Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others And You, which incorporates a ...More

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera
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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been chosen as the next artist to create a site specific art work for Tate's ...More

 
The Sixteen
Concerts | On 17th February 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 14 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The choir performs works from the Eton Choirbook and Thomas Campion....More

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