Bridge Theatre

Bridge Theatre
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Address One Tower Bridge
London, SE1 2SD
United Kingdom
Public transit London Underground National Rail London Bridge
Operator The London Theatre Company
Type Commercial producing theatre
Capacity 900
Construction
Opened 18 October 2017; 11 months ago (2017-10-18)
Architect Haworth Tompkins Architects
Website
bridgetheatre.co.uk

The Bridge Theatre is a commercial theatre building near Tower Bridge in London that opened in October 2017.[1] 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.[2] It was reported that the theatre had cost £12million to build.[3]

Notable productions[]

Future projects include:[6]

References[]

  1. ^ The Bridge Theatre. Official website.
  2. ^ Bridge Theatre (2017-04-20), Bridge Theatre: the new theatre for London from Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, retrieved 2017-04-24
  3. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  4. ^ Billington, Michael (19 April 2017). "London's new Bridge theatre should encourage playwrights to think big". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ Brown, Mark (19 April 2017). "Karl Marx comedy to kick off first season at new London theatre". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Future Projects – The Bridge Theatre". bridgetheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

Coordinates: 51°30′14″N 0°04′39″W / 51.5040°N 0.0774°W / 51.5040; -0.0774