Bridge Theatre
Bridge Theatre logo
Main entrance in 2018.
Map
Address3 Potters Fields Park
London, SE1
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′15″N 0°04′39″W / 51.5041°N 0.0776°W / 51.5041; -0.0776
Public transitLondon Underground National Rail London Bridge
OperatorThe London Theatre Company
TypeCommercial Producing Theatre
Genre(s)Theatre
Capacity900 (seated)
ProductionGuys and Dolls
Construction
Opened18 October 2017; 6 years ago (2017-10-18)
Construction cost£11.6 million
ArchitectHaworth Tompkins Architects
Project managerPlann
Structural engineerMomentum Engineering
Services engineerSkelly & Couch
Main contractorsRise Contracts
Website
bridgetheatre.co.uk

The Bridge Theatre is a commercial theatre 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.

Format

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 (2018), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019) and Guys and Dolls (2023) had the stalls seating removed with the audience standing around moving and raising platforms offering an in-the-round immersive experience in promenade and Nightfall (2018) was performed on a thrust stage.[2] It was reported that the theatre cost £12 million to build.[3]

Production history

References

  1. ^ The Bridge Theatre. Official website.
  2. ^ Bridge Theatre (20 April 2017), Bridge Theatre: the new theatre for London from Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, retrieved 24 April 2017
  3. ^ "Hytner lures big names and old friends to £12m theatre". Retrieved 24 April 2017 – via PressReader.
  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.