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Southwark Playhouse secures new permanent home
Southwark Playhouse secures new permanent home

Southwark Playhouse secures new permanent home

An area near to one of London's earliest purpose built theatres is once again going to be home to a theatre, as the Southwark Playhouse has secured a new long term lease.

May
11
2018
There is a Big Red Shed on the SouthBank
There is a Big Red Shed on the SouthBank

There is a Big Red Shed on the SouthBank

If you have passed by the Southbank recently or crossed over Waterloo Bridge in a red bus, you might have struggled to avoid seeing a big red shed that has appeared next to the National Theatre.

Mar
21
2013
The gutted interior of the Arcola Theatre revealed
The gutted interior of the Arcola Theatre revealed

The gutted interior of the Arcola Theatre revealed

Last January, the Arcola Theatre marked its 11th anniversary by moving into a new home, a former paint works and did what they could with the building to get it open in just a few weeks, but now thanks to an Art Council grant, they are undertaking a refurbishment of the site to make it more suitable for theatrical works.

Jul
30
2012
Visiting the remains of the Rose Theatre hidden under an office block
Visiting the remains of the Rose Theatre hidden under an office block

Visiting the remains of the Rose Theatre hidden under an office block

In the year of our Lord, 1587 two gentlemen decided to build what was probably the first ever dedicated playhouse to provide entertainments to the citizens of the City of London escaping its tight morals for a night of debauchery south of the river.

Jul
16
2011
The Handsomest Room in Town
The Handsomest Room in Town

The Handsomest Room in Town

On the 28th March 1859, a new Music Hall opened in the East End of London - and on the 29th March 2009 it opened again to the public for an afternoon of free visits.

Mar
29
2009