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The Jungle

The Jungle

This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation - and of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.

Booking from: Thursday, 20th September 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 3rd November 2018
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Caroline, or Change

Caroline, or Change

Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyously original Caroline, Or Change, as the five-star, Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November following sell-out runs at the Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatres.

Booking from: Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 9th February 2019
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Playhouse Theatre Seating Plan

Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you’ll see the theatre.

Northumberland Avenue

Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453

Nearest Underground: Charing Cross
Nearest Train: Charing Cross

Designed by Blow and Billerey in 1907 after the original theatre was destroyed. the playhouse theatre has a capacity od 800 and is Air Conditioned with disables access.

Originally called the Avenue, this venue earned its place in theatrical history by premiering Arms And The Man, Shaw's first success as a playwright. During the 1950s the BBC took over and, for the next 25 years, used the theatre to broadcast a variety of entertainment. Following a period of decline, the novelist Jeffrey Archer bought The Playhouse in 1988 and joined forces with Sir Peter Hall to bring the theatre back to life with several highly rated productions including such classics as William's The Rose Tattoo, Twelfth Night and Moliere's Tartuffe.