Bridge Theatre

The recently completed Bridge Theatre, situated on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall in London, recently welcomed its first ever audience ahead of officially opening.

In advances of the official previews, an audience of Bridge and Young Bridge members were invited to try out the building for the first time.

As well as seeing the opening production of Young Marx, a new play by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner, the audience of more than 900 were able to try out the new in-house bar and up to date facilities.

Bridge Theatre

Expected to be the flagship of the London Theatre Company, the Bridge Theatre is London’s first theatre of scale to be added to London’s commercial theatre stock in around 80 years.

London Theatre Company commissioned the new theatre from architect Steve Tompkins and his colleague Roger Watts from Haworth Tompkins. The Bridge auditorium is a collaboration between Haworth Tompkins, LTC and Tait Stage Technologies.

Upcoming productions

The first production that visitors can see is Young Marx which is now open and is currently taking bookings until 31st December. Young Marx follows the story of the young revolutionary, Karl Marx, who is broke and restless and living in Soho in 1850. Meanwhile, Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street. After a failing marriage and other misfortunes, he takes up a job on the railway.

Other productions that Bridge Theatre will see in 2018 include: Julius Caesar which will run from 20th January until 15th April; and Nightfall which will open on 28th April and will run until 3rd June.

More events and information can be found of the Bridge Theatre website