The Bridge Theatre is a commercial theatre building near Tower Bridge in London that opened in October 2017. It was developed by Nick Starr and Nicholas Hytner as the home of the London Theatre Company, which they founded following their tenancy as executive director and artistic director, respectively, at the National Theatre.
The theatre seats 900 and is a flexible space to accommodate each production. For example, the opening production, Young Marx, featured a traditional proscenium arrangement, Julius Caesar had the stalls seating removed to be in promenade and allow the audience to be part of the mob within the play, and Nightfall was performed on a thrust stage. It was reported that the theatre had cost £12million to build.
- Young Marx by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, starring Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris, directed by Nicholas Hytner (18 October–31 December 2017)
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, starring Michelle Fairley, Ben Whishaw, David Calder and David Morrissey, directed by Nicholas Hytner (20 January–15 April 2018)
- Nightfall by Barney Norris, starring Ophelia Lovibond, Ukweli Roach, Clare Skinner and Sion Daniel Young, directed by Laurie Sansom (28 April–3 June 2018)
- My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, adapted by Rona Munro, starring Laura Linney, directed by Richard Eyre (2–23 June 2018 and 23 January–16 February 2019)
- Allelujah! by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner (11 July–28 September 2018)
- A Very Very Very Dark Matter by Martin McDonagh, starring Jim Broadbent, directed by Matthew Dunster (10 October–29 December 2018)
- Alys, Always a new play by Lucinda Coxon based on the novel by Harriet Lane, starring Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister, directed by Nicholas Hytner (25 February–30 March 2019)
- A German Life – a new play by Christopher Hampton, drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, starring Maggie Smith, directed by Jonathan Kent (6 April–11 May 2019)
Future projects include:
Coordinates: 51°30′14″N 0°04′39″W / 51.5040°N 0.0774°W