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Bridge Theatre London

About the Bridge Theatre

Located on the bank of the River Thames and overlooking Tower Bridge, the Bridge Theatre opened in 2017 as a home for the London Theatre Company. Founded by former National Theatre Executive Director Nick Starr and Artistic Director Nicholas Hynter, the venue was conceived as a flexible space for modern audiences, focused on commissioning new works and some re-imaginings of classics.

The Bridge was the first completely new large-scale commercial theatre to open in London in 80 years. It was designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts at Haworth Tompkins Architects, who envisioned a theatre with more flexibility than typical West End venues. The Bridge was designed, built and opened all within two years, and the auditorium (with around 900 seats on three sides) was tested for sightlines and acoustics offsite before being erected in full.

The Bridge Theatre has an adaptable stage and Stalls area, and is able to support shows in a variety of formats including end-stage, thrust stage and promenade. Its inaugural production was Richard Bean’s Young Marx, and it has since earned acclaim with a variety of shows including an immersive promenade staging of Julius Caesar (2018) and Maggie Smith’s affecting monologue A German Life (2019).

Plan your visit

The Bridge Theatre is open from 5.30pm for evening performances and from 1pm on matinee performance days.
There is no dress code for performances at the Bridge Theatre. Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather and their own comfort.
The Bridge Theatre has air-conditioning throughout, and as a modern venue is well adapted for the summer months.
The cloakroom at the Bridge Theatre is open up to one hour before a performance starts. Larger bags, luggage, folding bicycle and e-scooters cannot be accepted. There are bike racks nearby outside Prosecco House and on Tooley Street.
There are a variety of security measures and checks in place at the Bridge Theatre to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors and staff. Bag checks will be in operation, so please ensure you allow plenty of time for this before the show.
The Bridge Theatre has an on-site bar offering a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and other refreshments. The bar is currently accepting orders via a text service. You will receive details of this in your pre-show confirmation email.
The Bridge Theatre is located in the One Tower Bridge redevelopment area, which has a number of restaurants including Rosa’s Thai and Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho’s. For special occasions, The Ivy Tower Bridge is a short walk away, but will need to be pre-booked.
If you are looking for a unique, upmarket treat, the LaLiT London is less than five minutes away from the Bridge Theatre. This boutique hotel is in a Grade II listed former grammar school and has an Indian inspired on-site restaurant. If you are on a smaller budget, Premier Inn Tower Bridge is only an eight minute walk away.
The Bridge Theatre is one of London’s newest performance venues, and when it opened in 2017 it became the first larger scale theatre to join the capital’s commercial theatre scene in 80 years. Make sure you arrive at the theatre early to enjoy the airy and modern box office and bar space, which is lit by distinctive hanging copper lights and has tables and benches to relax on before the show begins.

Help booking tickets

The Bridge Theatre is currently offering e-tickets for all performances. These will be emailed to you as a PDF ahead of your visit and can either be printed off or shown on your mobile phone. If you have not received your e-tickets, please contact your point of purchase to arrange for them to be re-sent.
The box office at the Bridge Theatre is open one hour before the start of a performance for ticketing and general queries. For evening performances, this is usually 6.30pm and for matinees, this is usually 1.30pm.
The Bridge Theatre box office can be contacted directly by phone on 0333 320 0051 or email boxoffice@bridgetheatre.co.uk. The box office phones are open between 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) is the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check STAR's database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
For large group bookings including school trips or corporate visits, contact the Bridge Theatre groups team at groups@bridgetheatre.co.uk or by phone on 0333 320 0051. Please note the Bridge Theatre phone line is open between 10am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 6pm on weekends. For smaller groups, it is easiest to book online.
As a contemporary performance space, the Bridge Theatre is a great option for private and corporate events including awards ceremonies, conferences and fundraisers. To discuss your requirements email the Events team at hires@bridgetheatre.co.uk.
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