The Bridge Theatre, London

The Bridge is the first wholly new theatre of scale to be added to London's commercial theatre scene in 80 years. Now open.

Address:3 Potters Field Park Potters Field, London SE1 2SG England

Public transit London Bridge

Capacity 900

Construction Opened 18 October 2017; 2 years ago

Architect Haworth Tompkins Architects

The Bridge Theatre is a commercial theatre near Tower Bridge in London. Opened in October 2017; Nick Starr and Nicholas Hytner developed it. They founded the London theatre company following their tenancy as executive artistic director at the National Theatre.

The theatre seats 900 and does well to accommodate each production. There was the initial production, Young Marx, then Julius Caesar had the seating removed to be in promenade and allowed the audience to be part of the mob. This was during the play. Nightfall was performed on a thrust stage. The theatre 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)

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Nicholas Hytner (3 June–31 August 2019)

Two Ladies – a new play by Nancy Harris, starring Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić, directed by Nicholas Hytner (14 September–26 October 2019)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based upon a previous production at the Leeds Playhouse, directed by Sally Cookson, devised by the company (9 November 2019–2 February 2020)

A Number – by Caryl Churchill, starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan, directed by Polly Findlay (14 February-14 March 2020)

I Remember It Well – Dame Judi Dench, with Gyles Brandreth (20 March-4 April 2020).

The Southbury Child – by Stephen Beresford, starring Alex Jennings, directed by Nicholas Hytner (22 April-27 June 2020).

La Belle Sauvage – by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery, directed by Nicholas Hytner (11 July-10 October 2020).

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? – based on the novel by Horace McCoy, adapted by Paula Vogel, directed by Marianne Elliott and Steven Hoggett.

John Gabriel Borkman – by Henrik Ibsen, a new version by Lucinda Coxon, starring Simon Russell Beale, directed by Nicholas Hytner (11 February-17 April 2021)

Future productions have been delayed due to COVID 19.

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