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The Bridge TheatreWhat Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins, winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize for architecture for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, the Bridge Theatre brings theatre into the 21st century, offering theatre-makers a platform to create adventurous new work, and giving audiences a modern 900-seat adaptable theatre - capable of staging traditional, in-the-round and promenade performances. Teaming up with Nick Starr, his right hand man at the NT, Hytner's theatre within One Tower Bridge will stage predominantly new work, plus the occasional re-invention of a great work from the past. The riverside site, originally expected to accommodate the Royal Opera House during the renovation of its Covent Garden home, is now set to become a cultural venue of national importance. And, if all goes well, it will be the flagship of a number of new theatres in London.

 

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A Very Very Very Dark MatterA Very Very Very Dark MatterA Very Very Very Dark MatterRevered children's author Hans Christian Andersen, played by Jim Broadbent, harbours a dark secret in the attic of his Copenhagen townhouse. A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre reveals the secret which he has kept hidden from millions of his adoring readers in Martin McDonagh's new play, a dark and twisted comedy drama which will, no2018-11-15T19:45:00+00002018-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3  Potters Fields Park      SE1 2SG
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £15-£65, tickets on sale Nov 14, 10am
DATES  10th October to 29th December 2018
Revered children's author Hans Christian Andersen, played by Jim Broadbent, harbours a dark secret in the attic of his Copenhagen townhouse. A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre reveals the secret which he has kept hidden from millions of his adoring readers in Martin McDonagh's new play, a dark and twisted comedy drama which will, no... More about this event
 
Lea DeLariaLea DeLariaBest known as Big Boo in TV show Orange Is The New Black brings stand-up comedy and scat singing to the stage.2018-11-18T19:30:00+00002018-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3  Potters Fields Park      SE1 2SG
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Lea DeLaria
Talvin SinghTalvin SinghThe London-based musician, producer and composer performs his electronica and dance originals. With support from Fran and Flora.2018-11-25T19:30:00+00002018-11-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3  Potters Fields Park      SE1 2SG
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Talvin Singh
Kansas Smitty's House BandKansas Smitty's House BandEight jazz-obsessed 20-somethings from London perform a blend of swing, blues, New Orleans funk and indie.2018-12-09T19:30:00+00002018-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3  Potters Fields Park      SE1 2SG
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Kansas Smitty's House Band
Ian McKellenIan McKellenThe legendary actor celebrates his 80th birthday with conversation, anecdotes and a reflection on his life.2019-02-03T00:00:00+00002019-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3  Potters Fields Park      SE1 2SG
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Ian McKellen
 

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The Bridge Theatre  Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks  

   
The Bridge Theatre - Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks

The Bridge Theatre Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks 


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Underground Stations

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London Bridge Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  30% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  36% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  36% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Bridge Theatre

Nearest to The Bridge Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
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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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Near The Bridge Theatre
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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Fashion In Multiple Chinas
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 15th November 2018 - 6pm-8pm
The Bridge Theatre, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Now On
Fashion's Most Powerful Print: Leopard Print With Hilary Alexander
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2018 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Bridge Theatre, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
Now On
Photoshop For Fashion And Textile Design
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2018 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Bridge Theatre, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Bridge Theatre
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Bridge Theatre

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The Kiosk at Le Pont de la Tour
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Still Walk, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, ... More
 
 
 
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The Coal Shed
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by ... More
 
 
 
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The Draft House - Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Named Number 1 Pub in London 2010 by Time Out, The Draft House showcases local British cuisine and an acclaimed menu. An eclectic selection of beer, ... More
 
 
 
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Near The Bridge Theatre
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 23 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 28 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 30 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Bridge Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
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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The best pubs near London The Bridge Theatre.
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Bridge Theatre
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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The Bridge Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Bridge Theatre.
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 7 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from The Bridge Theatre
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Huddle
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Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

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The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 15th November 2018 

The Shard 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Fashion's Most Powerful Print: Leopard Print With Hilary Alexander
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Super Sketchbooks
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Photoshop For Fashion And Textile Design
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Fashion In Multiple Chinas
Exhibitions | On 15th November 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Exhibitions & Art, Fashion....More

Night And Day: 1930s Fashion And Photographs
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

Explore the day and evening styles of the decade, a time of great social change, through photographs of the stars ...More

Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st January 2019 

Coppa Club 6 minutes walk from The Bridge Theatre

The instagram hit, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. They've been re-designed ...More

 

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Cakes and Bubbles is an all-dessert restaurant from ...More

 
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Fabric Nightclub

For their final night of 2018, fabric invites a host of esteemed party specialists to ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 23rd January 

Tate Modern

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

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Seasonal | On 1st January 

Parliament Square

American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Wyndham's Theatre

The comedian and actress Catherine Tate brings her critically-acclaimed television show to the West End, ...More

 
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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