This year will take place an event that has not taken place in London for 80 years!!!That event is the opening of a new London theatre in Autumn 2017 called Bridge Theatre. It will be located close to Tower Bridge on the south bank.
The theatre was created by Nicolas Hytner (former Artistic Director at the National Theatre) and Nick Starr (former Executive Director at the National Theatre). It can seat 900 people and will be able to host several show formats.
It has been designed to offer the maximum comfort, flexibility and style.
One Tower Bridge
London, SE1 2SD
Bonus: you will be able to eat at the theatre but know that it will be located in an area that will see the opening of several restaurants. That’s food sorted!
The plays at the new theatre will be varied. They will put an accent on showing new plays (from new talents) and less classic plays. However, don’t believe for one moment that Shakespeare and the likes will be forgotten.
The first three plays have already been announced and these are:
- Young Marx: about the life of Karl Marx when he was… young
- Julius Caesar: about the life and downfall of Julius Caesar
- Nightfall: a tale about the fight of a mother to hold her children to the life she planned for them after the death of her husband. This doesn’t say much but apparently it’s been brilliantly written by a young talent called Barney Norris
You can receive updates about the Bridge Theatre by registering here
The website looks stylish and neat but it’s not the most user friendly…
If you visit their website, you will find a lot of information in the FAQ section.
There you will find information about: Tickets & Booking, Performance Information, How to get to the Bridge, Food & Drink offering at the Bridge, Membership, Access & Disabled, Work opportunities and the Contact details. You will just need to scroll up and down once you’re on the FAQ page.
If you are excited by the idea of being one of the first to see a play in a new theatre then get your tickets now.
Otherwise, you may have to wait another 80 years to get the chance to see the opening of a new theatre which am sure we all agree is… a bloody long time!
Otherwise, even better, if you decide to become a member, know that tickets will go on sale from the 27th April 2017 to Priority Members and Advance Members. That way you could secure your seats for one of the very first plays.
If you want to save money on theatre tickets (not just for the Bridge), read our article here