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BRIDGE THEATRE

 
 


YOUNG MARX (play)
CONTAINS LOUD NOISES, HAZE, SMOKING, STRONG LANGUAGE, ADULT MATERIAL AND VIOLENCE. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR THE EASILY OFFENDED (PG rated by the venue).
Ends 31st Decem
ber 2017.
Captioned performance: 2nd December 2017 at 2.30pm
Audio Described performance: 16th December 2017 at 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)

Dean Street, Soho, 1850. Karl Marx is 32, no cash, no words flowing and men after seducing his wife. Will he go to work on the railway? Or opt for a drunken night out?

Rory Kinnear takes the title role, with Oliver Chris as Engels. Nancy Caroll plays Jenny and Laura Elphinstone is Nym.

Nicholas Hytner directs a Richard Bean play to open the new theatre venture.

 

Theatremonkey Opinion:
(seen at the afternoon performance on 5th November 2017).
New theatre, and this is clearly an auditorium that loves laughter. It amplifies and reflects it back to the actors, who in turn revel in the appreciation.

And there's a fair amount in this chaotic series of sketches about the life of Karl Marx in London. Think a lesser "Blackadder" pastiche and you'll be almost there. Kinnear (Marx) and Chris (Engels) are clearly a double-act, a sadly under-developed theme - but one that gains poignancy when the latter is required to take responsibility for the former's infidelities (nice victim performance from Laura Elphinstone as Nym). Nancy Caroll's long-suffering wife Jenny is a joy too, under-written but with an amused forbearance that is engaging.

Among the ensemble, Duncan Wisbey's pawnbroker opening is notable, as is Joseph Wilkins's thwarted Sergeant Savage. Tony Jayawardena makes a nicely trecherous doctor, and Eben Figueiredo a naive Konrad. And there is maximum comedy from terrific Alana Ramsey as a savvy whelk-stall owner (probably her day-job when not acting, going by her abilities in that area - she certainly runs it better than a government could).

Taken as a whole, it all wobbles, as if unsure whether to be a documentary or full-blown parody. Terrifically funny scenes at home and on the street are interspersed with more laboured ones, though the funeral sequence had an added poignancy in that Marx's deceased young son Guido (named for the conspirator) was born on 5th November. The second half rather peters out, as if, having established the characters and chaotic lifestyle, Bean can't find further things to do with them and thus settles down to book writing.

That said, it moves along swiftly enough in the two hour long segments, and if judged purely on atmosphere, evoking the times and the general quality of both production and ensemble performances, it's worth a glance. As a demonstration of where this theatre will go in the future, the monkey is convinced.

 

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Important: Some reviews below can contain "spoilers" - please don't read if this bothers you!

(5 reviews)

The show was well produced and acted, with a humour ranging from dry to bawdy. Characters were well developed despite there being so many key players.

The theatre is beautiful, but the seating in the open foyer fills up and there only appears to be one bar area.

Gallery 3, seat A1: The layout is narrow and deep and very high. I didn't have trouble with legroom, but I'm short. No complaints about distance to the stage, only that the set obscured some of the action. The action onstage, that is. I instead got to worry about the safety of the tech on the ladder behind the set changing some of the dressing. They were quiet - I'll give them that.

I didn't get any photos looking back towards the house but if you go to Joseph Wilkins' Twitter feed @joeactor you can see some photos from the stage.
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We were at a preview of 'Young Marx' last week and sat in "Gallery 1" C21 and C22. These are high seats, but they are proper seats with backs and armrests (i.e. not stools). Because of a railing separating row C from row B, there is little space in front of the seat, so even if you're standing up it is very difficult for someone to pass you, unlike in a conventional seat. But there is no constriction of space for knees because they are not banging up against the back of the seat in front. And thus the seats were comfortable to sit in for the duration of the show.

The view was fine, and the height of the seats meant no obstruction by the heads of anyone in front. However, the overhang of "Gallery 2" cut off the view of the top of the set, and in Young Marx there is a little bit of action there that we had to dip our heads to see. Acoustics were also fine; it was not difficult to hear almost all of the dialogue despite the distance, even though there was the occasional phrase or word that got lost.
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I went to the Bridge Theatre on the 27th of October 2017 to see 'Young Marx,' and I thought I would send you a seat review to help other people.

I was in Gallery 1 Right, B8 and I paid £35. This was a seat angled towards the stage, rather than a high chair. I had a very clear view and no one in front leant forward, and even if they did the rake would have taken care of that. It is a side view but I thought it was good value for money and each seat is individually angled so the view is taken care of.

I would say for a new theatre the seats are quite small in width, however the legroom was fine for me (I am 5ft nothing).

The slightly angled seats do mean you can lean in the space behind the seat you are beside so you don’t crowd your neighbour on the armrest.

Next time, I would choose Gallery 1 left, because they seem to have another entry and exit point halfway down the section (between seats 69 and 70 from the plan) which made it easier for people to get in and out. Gallery 1 right has a door in that corresponding area, but it is ‘fire exit only’ so all the rows and seats have only one entry and exit point. The room to manoeuvre up and down the rows is limited so don’t arrive late as you will cause quite a kerfuffle

Like you say, it is very much like the Dorfman and it feels quite intimate, even with your fellow audience members, I had lots of chats with the people around me who were all very excited about the new theatre.

I nearly bought a stalls strapitan seat but decided against it until I knew exactly what they were. I saw a couple being used and they are a little like a cabin crew jump seat that completely folds away once you stand up. They seemed quite small, no arms but they do have a back which folds away as well. From what I could see, they are probably best for very small/thin people.

The play was okay, I was expecting an out and out farce like ‘Two Guv'ners’ from the marketing, so the serious and silly bits didn’t gel for me but the second half settled in tone.

The freshly baked cheese straws were amazing!
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28th October 2017 (Matinee).

I’m in love. There, I said it. I’m in love with the Bridge Theatre. Everything’s shiny and new. It even smells new. And you can tell right away that some very smart and experienced people thought very carefully about what constitutes a good theatre. The auditorium may not have the glorious turn-of-the-century atmosphere of some of the West End theatres, but I don’t go to a theatre to look at a pretty ceiling while being squeezed in a too tight seat, I go there to see a show, and I don’t want to be distracted by a bent back or aching knees. Should be obvious, but isn’t, so I’m grateful the Bridge got it right.

Box office opens at 11.30 on Saturdays (only until November 2017, editor), which I appreciated, as it gave me time to cue for a Day Seat in the West End at 10, and still be on time for the Bridge. Only one other person waiting for the b.o. to open. Got A9 for 15 £. Front row, very comfortable seat, plenty of legroom. Stage was pretty high, had to sit upright to see the floor, but no problem.

If socialism was as funny as this play, we’d all be calling each other Comrade. I’m not sure how historically accurate the play is, I suspect quite a few liberties have been taken, but the entertainment value is undeniable. Rory Kinnear shines in the title role, as does Oliver Chris as Engels. For a play about Marx political theory plays a surprisingly small role, but then, how could you possibly put „Das Kapital“ on stage? For the most part, „Young Marx“ is a farcical look at the trials and tribulations of the characters private life, and at that it succeeds beautifully.

Sidenote: Being German, it always amuses me when non-German actors pretend to be Germans speaking German. Apparently, a few garbled guttural noises are enough to convince the audience, but honestly, I have no idea what they were saying.
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I went to Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre a few days ago (November 2017). I was up in the gods, seat B41. That's pretty much bang in the middle facing straight at the stage.

I'm 6'3" and, errm, a "larger gentleman", but found the seat to be nice and comfortable. Not too narrow, and plenty of legroom. My only slight gripe is that I couldn't quite see the top of the set on stage without bending down a bit because there was a ... thing, not sure what ... on the ceiling in the way. The view of the play itself was pretty much perfect though, and it looks as if you'll have a good view and be reasonably close to the stage no matter where you sit when it is in this configuration, even in the cheap seats, but the ceiling obstruction might matter in other productions.

When they have a central stage with the audience on all four sides the view from this row may not be so good. I'll find out when I go to see Julius Caesar in a few months :-)

They deserve credit for the food and drink. The snack food was high quality (I had a roast beef sarnie, which had plenty of meat and horseradish and minimal cheap green filler nonsense), and the beer is far better than I have come to expect from theatres.







 

 

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Performance Schedule:
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.45pm
Sunday at 3pm
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES.

No performance on 25th December 2017.

Runs 2 hours 20 minutes approximately, including an interval.

 

Ticket Prices:  
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THIS THEATRE USES "DYNAMIC PRICING" WITH PRICES CHANGING ACCORDING TO DEMAND. THE BOOKING SYSTEM WILL INDICATE THE EXACT PRICE OF YOUR TICKET AT TIME OF ENQUIRY.

All performances EXCEPT Wednesday Afternoons
Stalls:
Rows B to Q: £65 except
"Premium Seats" row F 10 to 23; G 11 to 23; H 10 to 23: £90
"Fold Out" seats rows E, G, J, L, M and Q 10 and 24: £25
Row A: £25

Dress Circle:
Row A 22 to 53 and B 21 to 53: £65
Row A 6 to 21 and 54 to 69: £50
Row B 6 to 20, 54 to 69; C 20 to 27, 47 to 53: £35
Row C 7 to 18, 28 to 46, 57 to 67: £25
Row B 2 to 5, 70 to 74: £15

Upper Circle:
Row A 22 to 53; B 31 to 43: £65
Row A 6 to 19, 56 to 69; B 22 to 30, 49 to 53: £50
Row A 20, 21, 54, 55; B 6 to 18, 57 to 68; C 21 to 30, 45 to 54: £35
Row A 1 to 5, 70 to 74; B 2 to 5, 70 to 73: £25

Balcony:
Row A 22 to 53: £35
Row A 6 to 19, 56 to 69; B 22 to 53: £25
Row A 1 to 5, 70 to 74; C 31 to 43: £15


 

Wednesday Afternoons:
Stalls:
Rows B to Q: £55 except
"Premium Seats" row F 10 to 23; G 11 to 23; H 10 to 23: £75
"Fold Out" seats rows E, G, J, L, M and Q 10 and 24: £25
Row A: £25

Dress Circle:
Row A 22 to 53 and B 21 to 53: £55
Row A 6 to 21 and 54 to 69: £40
Row B 6 to 20, 54 to 69; C 20 to 27, 47 to 53: £30
Row C 7 to 18, 28 to 46, 57 to 67: £25
Row B 2 to 5, 70 to 74: £15

Upper Circle:
Row A 22 to 53; B 31 to 43: £55
Row A 6 to 19, 56 to 69; B 22 to 30, 49 to 53: £40
Row A 20, 21, 54, 55; B 6 to 18, 57 to 68; C 21 to 30, 45 to 54: £30
Row A 1 to 5, 70 to 74; B 2 to 5, 70 to 73: £25

Balcony:
Row A 22 to 53: £30
Row A 6 to 19, 56 to 69; B 22 to 53: £25
Row A 1 to 5, 70 to 74; C 31 to 43: £15

 

"Day Seats": A small number of seats - usually 16 split between stalls row AA and dress circle sides row A - are available to personal callers at the box office before the performance on the day from 8.30am, priced £15 each. May be limited to 1 or 2 tickets per person. The monkey always advises taking both cards and cash in case one is preferred over the other. Check with the box office before travelling if this policy is still in operation.

RUSH TICKETS: App TodayTix are offering £20 "Rush tickets" in the stalls, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

 

Some details will change. The monkey will update as available.

 

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Buying Tickets Online:

Other Box Office Information

Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems.
Theatre Box Office:
www.bridgetheatre.co.uk - the owners' site, provide the service for this theatre.

This theatre allows online seat selection.

 

Booking fees per ticket for online bookings:
No fee for print-at-home tickets or box office collection.


 

Other Online Choices (with S.T.A.R. genuine ticket agencies):

Will appear here when available.
 

Other Independent S.T.A.R. ticket agencies may also offer an alternative choice of seats.


 

Theatre Box Office:
Telephone: 0843 208 1846
Operated by Quay Tickets on behalf of the venue.

Booking fees per ticket for telephone bookings:
A £2.50 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee applies.
 

For personal callers or by post: One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD
Open from 8.30am.

Special Access Needs Customers:
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them on the box office phone line. 0333 320 0051, or bridgetheatre.co.uk/accessibility/

www.bridgetheatre.co.uk is the official theatre website.
 

 
 
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Theatre Seat Opinions:
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

This is a new venue, with the monkey opinion based on "first impressions." Feel free to send your own: contact us.

For the monkey, it felt it was a cross between the sophistication and comfort of the Barbican Theatre, and the adaptability and friendly intimacy of the Dorfman Theatre. Trust it, the proximity to the stage from anywhere in the house is amazingly close.

 

Seating Plan Diagram

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony Notes
STALLS 

Layout:
Flexible, stage at one end, or with seating on three or four sides.

Seats are divided into a centre and two side blocks by aisles. Back to row G, outermost side block aisle seats are angled towards the stage.

No aisles at the outermost ends of rows from D back.

In "End Stage" layout (the only one the monkey could test at of October 2017) there are steps between all rows. Combined with good "offset" to see between the seats ahead, and a fairly high stage, the view is excellent from all seats.

Seats E, G, J, L, N and Q 10 and 24 are "fold out" seats, identical to those at the Dorfman Theatre. No arm rests, but nothing in front of them either.

Legroom:
"End Stage:" Excellent in all seats, for those up to 6ft 5 or more.

Nothing in front of row B 2 and 32, with 50% clear in B 3 and 31. No seat directly in front of E 6 and 28 and G 6 and 28. Note that these seats "turn in" to the seat beside them, though - E 7 and 27, G 7 and 27. Romantic if you are into it, otherwise knees may touch for largest occupants.

Nothing in front of fold-out seats rows E, G, J, L, N and Q numbers 10 and 24.

Choosing Seats in General:
The view is pretty outstanding wherever you sit. With the slightly thrust stage that AA and the sides of A and B wrap around, the very ends of AA to B may find the set in the way a little. Beyond that, rows C to L in the centre block are probably the first prime seats to aim for - with the cheaper "fold out" ones the very first pick for discount bargain hunters.

Side block seats feel connected to the stage too, take centre aisle seats first - and claustrophobics may wish to avoid the outermost seats against walls. There's the next balcony beside them, so they don't feel too enclosed, but the monkey notes it anyway.

It's worth going side block for seats closer to the stage if the centre block is unavailable, then work your way back as required.

Wheelchair space views from the area around B1 may not be the greatest if the set is in the way. The balcony 2 places probably give a better overall view of the production in these cases.

General Hazard Notes:
Outermost side block seats may feel claustrophobic for a few.

Outermost side block seats in row B may have a somewhat restricted view, depending on the set.

No seat directly in front of E 6 and 28 and G 6 and 28, but these seats "turn in" to the seat beside them, though - E 7 and 27, G 7 and 27. Romantic if you are into it, otherwise knees may touch for largest occupants.

Changes for the current production:
It's a fairly high stage - head height to a 5ft 7 monkey in row A.

Side block row B 2, 3, 31 and 32 may miss action due to the set.

Day seats in side block row AA are a total bargain at the price.

Reader Comments:
"Stalls: "Young Marx" (October 2017). I nearly bought a stalls strapitan seat but decided against it until I knew exactly what they were. I saw a couple being used and they are a little like a cabin crew jump seat that completely folds away once you stand up. They seemed quite small, no arms but they do have a back which folds away as well. From what I could see, they are probably best for very small/thin people."



DRESS CIRCLE 
Called "Gallery 1" in this theatre.

Layout:
Curved around behind and beside the stalls on three sides - four if "in the round" setting is used.

A rail divides row A from the stalls in front. Another rail gives row C (and B at the sides) something to lean on. Neither affect views.

Seats at the sides can be angled to face the stage as required.

Legroom:
Front row A comfortable for those up to around 5ft 6 in the centre, 5ft 5 in the first and last 5 seats. The front wall bows out slightly to give extra leg space.

Row B to around 5ft 9 from 6 to 69, and for most in the "high" seats 1 to 5 and 70 to 74.

Row C "high seats" are acceptable to all who don't mind "legs dangling" and resting feet on a rail.

Choosing Seats in General:
The facing blocks don't feel too far from the stage, so choose on legroom - central B has more than A, and "high seats" in central C are cheaper and even better. The monkey would probably go for stalls first, then save bananas and take C over A and B.

Moving outside the centre, the next seats are angled to the stage, with decent views, any safety rails are low and inconspicuous. The angle of each seat towards the stage dictates the discount, but the views are good.

At the sides, the very cheapest seats nearest the stage are bargains, row B in particular is more comfortable on "high seats" for the taller monkey over 5ft 5.

General Hazard Notes:
None.

Changes for the current production:
Row A 1 to 5 are "day seats" and a bargain at the price, feels the monkey.

Reader Comments:
"A1: "Young Marx" (October 2017). £15. View restricted in that you miss the back corner of the set and from what I gather a repeated visual gag. However that's all you miss. Great value good view of everything else. BUT you do have to go along the row from seat 20 down to 1 which was causing a lot of tutting from people today - there's no way to know that before you get in and no other way in or out. My seat mate and I did pass that on to staff as feedback though."

"A9: "Young Marx" (October 2017). Front row, very comfortable seat, plenty of legroom. Stage was pretty high, had to sit upright to see the floor, but no problem."

"B8: "Young Marx" (October 2017). I paid £35. This was a seat angled towards the stage, rather than a high chair. I had a very clear view and no one in front leant forward, and even if they did the rake would have taken care of that. It is a side view but I thought it was good value for money and each seat is individually angled so the view is taken care of. I would say for a new theatre the seats are quite small in width, however the legroom was fine for me (I am 5ft nothing). The slightly angled seats do mean you can lean in the space behind the seat you are beside so you don’t crowd your neighbour on the armrest. Next time, I would choose Gallery 1 left, because they seem to have another entry and exit point halfway down the section (between seats 69 and 70 from the plan) which made it easier for people to get in and out. Gallery 1 right has a door in that corresponding area, but it is ‘fire exit only’ so all the rows and seats have only one entry and exit point. The room to manoeuvre up and down the rows is limited so don’t arrive late as you will cause quite a kerfuffle. Like you say, it is very much like the Dorfman and it feels quite intimate, even with your fellow audience members, I had lots of chats with the people around me who were all very excited about the new theatre. I nearly bought a stalls strapitan seat but decided against it until I knew exactly what they were. I saw a couple being used and they are a little like a cabin crew jump seat that completely folds away once you stand up. They seemed quite small, no arms but they do have a back which folds away as well. From what I could see, they are probably best for very small/thin people."

"C21 and 22: "Young Marx" (October 2017). These are high seats, but they are proper seats with backs and armrests (i.e. not stools). Because of a railing separating row C from row B, there is little space in front of the seat, so even if you're standing up it is very difficult for someone to pass you, unlike in a conventional seat. But there is no constriction of space for knees because they are not banging up against the back of the seat in front. And thus the seats were comfortable to sit in for the duration of the show. The view was fine, and the height of the seats meant no obstruction by the heads of anyone in front. However, the overhang of "Gallery 2" cut off the view of the top of the set, and in Young Marx there is a little bit of action there that we had to dip our heads to see. Acoustics were also fine; it was not difficult to hear almost all of the dialogue despite the distance, even though there was the occasional phrase or word that got lost."
 



UPPER CIRCLE
Called "Gallery 2" in this theatre.

Layout:
Wraps around the central playing area / stalls on three sides - 4 if "in the round" is used. Overhangs the dress circle at row B.

Seats at the sides are angled to face the playing area.

Rails between rows give those in B and C (A and B at the sides) something to lean on. They don't affect views.

Legroom:
Comfortable for those up to around 5ft 6 in row A - the wall bows to allow a little more.

Fine for those to 5ft 9 in row B.

High seats in row C are fine for anyone willing to let legs "dangle" and rest on a bar in front. Monkey likes at 5ft 7 and above.

Choosing Seats in General:
There's nothing wrong with the centre block view. It doesn't feel that far from the stage, so if all other top price seats are gone, not a terrible pick. Take B over A for legroom if over 5ft 6, or go for cheaper row C over B, if willing to climb the "high chairs" and look below the overhang.

Moving to the outer facing block, seats start to angle towards the stage. B 19, 20, 21, 53, 54 and 55 lose up to a quarter of stage to pillars, but are not a bad budget choice if sold.

At the sides, both rows are bargains, particularly A for the short, B for the taller. The outermost block seats again have lighting equipment in the way and may have an odd angle due to the set. Still, very close to the action and row B in particular the monkey judged a bargain as you can lean without bothering anyone and get an amazing view.

Wheelchair space views from here are behind row C 31 and not bad at all, feels the monkey. It would probably take them over the stalls ones unless wanting to be close to see faces. The overall view is less dependent on the set not being in the way, otherwise.

General Hazard Notes:
Overhang of circle above means row C may not see the very top of the set.

Pillars may affect views from ends of outer central block seats in rows A to C.

Safety rails are present but not particularly noticeable at the ends of aisles.

Side block row A may have lighting equipment in view.

Changes for the current production:
None.

Reader Comments:
None.

 

 

BALCONY
Called "Balcony 3" in this theatre.

Layout:
Wraps around the central playing area / stalls on three sides - 4 if "in the round" is used. Overhangs the upper circle at row B.

Seats at the sides are angled to face the playing area.

Rails between rows give those in B and C (A and B at the sides) something to lean on. They don't affect views.

Legroom:
Comfortable for those up to around 5ft 6 in row A - the wall bows to allow a little more.

Fine for those to 5ft 9 in row B.

High seats in row C are fine for anyone willing to let legs "dangle" and rest on a bar in front. Monkey likes at 5ft 7 and above.

Choosing Seats in General:
The centre block views are the total bargains in this theatre. Frankly some dress circles in other venues feel far further from the stage, so don't think twice about booking in here.

Those to 5ft 6 can take row A if they like, but B is cheaper and suitable to 5ft 9... and row C "high seats" are cheaper still and total bargains for those able and willing to "dangle" a little.

Moving to the blocks beside the centre ones, the same applies - A is nice for the short, B cheaper and nicer for the taller. Aisle end rails won't worry anyone much.

At the sides, both rows are bargains, particularly again A for the short, B for the taller. The outermost block seats again have lighting equipment in the way and may have an odd angle due to the set. Still, very close to the action and row B in particular the monkey judged a bargain as you can lean without bothering anyone and get an amazing view.

General Hazard Notes:
Safety rails are present but not particularly noticeable at the ends of aisles.

Side block row A may have lighting equipment in view.

Changes for the current production:
Row B side block seats are reserved as cheap seats for those aged under 26.

Reader Comments:
"A1: "Young Marx" (October 2017). The layout is narrow and deep and very high. I didn't have trouble with legroom, but I'm short. No complaints about distance to the stage, only that the set obscured some of the action. The action onstage, that is. I instead got to worry about the safety of the tech on the ladder behind the set changing some of the dressing. They were quiet - I'll give them that."

"B41: "Young Marx" (October 2017). That's pretty much bang in the middle facing straight at the stage. I'm 6'3" and, errm, a "larger gentleman", but found the seat to be nice and comfortable. Not too narrow, and plenty of legroom. My only slight gripe is that I couldn't quite see the top of the set on stage without bending down a bit because there was a ... thing, not sure what ... on the ceiling in the way. The view of the play itself was pretty much perfect though, and it looks as if you'll have a good view and be reasonably close to the stage no matter where you sit when it is in this configuration, even in the cheap seats, but the ceiling obstruction might matter in other productions. When they have a central stage with the audience on all four sides the view from this row may not be so good. I'll find out when I go to see Julius Caesar in a few months :-)"

 

Notes
Total of around 900 seats.

Air-conditioned auditorium.

The foyer and bar offer tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh baked items all day, with a small lunch menu from noon until 3.30pm. Reasonable prices on opening in 2017 included Cheese Twists £1.80, Egg Mayonnaise and Cress sandwiches for £6 and Smoked Mackerel, Potatoes and Dill at £8.90.

The theatre bar also offers drinks and a light bar menu from 1 hour before performance time until 1 hour after the final performance that day. Freshly-baked madeleines (a bite-sized light diamond-shaped orangey tasting fairy cake) can be ordered in advance for interval consumption. These are collected from the numbered shelves to the left of the foyer as you enter from the street.

Free water dispensers in the foyer to the left (from street entry) by the cloakroom, and in the stalls / Gallery 1 foyer dispense ice-cold, sparkling or room-temperature water.

For access requirements, bridgetheatre.co.uk/accessibility/ has full details. Signing up to the "Access List" allows users to book concessionary £25 rate tickets for themselves and a companion - look for the wheelchair symbol when booking. Headsets or "Neck Loops" (for those who have a "T" switch hearing aid system) or audio Ipads are available from the cloakroom on the left near the auditorium entrance as you enter the foyer. Alternatively, download the app and use your own equipment and headphones. Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium or can be cared for by staff. Free synopsis and cast lists are available for those booked into captioned performances. Large print and Braille cast sheets are available at all performances. Wheelchair hire is available.

1 lift between levels. Level access to 2 wheelchair places in circle 2, or lift to 2 wheelchair places in the stalls. 20 steps from foyer down to the stalls / balcony 1 entrance. Level access to balcony 2 from foyer for wheelchairs, via slope or 3 steps for everyone else. 12 steps from the foyer to balcony 3.

Free cloakroom for coats, bags and large items - on the left wall as you enter, near the auditorium entrance.

Three toilets, all Male / Female / Unisex accessible. Foyer 1 ladies with 11 cubicles (1 accessible), 1 gents 3 cubicles (1 accessible), 1 separate unisex baby-changing and access toilet. Stalls and balcony 1 waiting area: 1 ladies with 19 cubicles (1 accessible), 1 gents 3 cubicles (1 accessible).

Thanks to Pauline and her team for their invaluable help in compiling this information... and allowing the monkey to go boldly where no monkey has gone before...

 

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Nearest Underground Station Buses Car Park
Nearest Underground Station:
London Bridge - Northern Line (black), Jubilee Line (silver) and main line.

From the ticket barrier, follow signs for "Tooley Street," "City Hall" and "Tower Bridge," the theatre is around 10 minutes walk.

It's a gloomy start but this is the street:
Cross the road to the orange building ahead, Emblem House.

Cross Bridge Yard, Cotton Centre,

Pass Hay's Lane,

Cross Battle Bridge Lane,

Walk past More London Place,

Pass the Hilton's entrance,

 

Cross Morgan's Lane and Braidwood Street towards Tesco,

Cross Abbot's Lane,

Pass Fire Station Square and the Unicorn Theatre,

Cross Vine Lane,

Cross Weaver's Lane,

Turn into Potter's Field Park: IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO WALK THROUGH THE PARK, CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER ROUTE.

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ALTERNATIVE ROUTE, AVOIDING POTTER'S FIELD PARK.

Walk past the park, and towards the orange hotel building ahead.

Cross the service road and pass the hotel.

Walk on, crossing 1 Tower Bridge - the gap with the posts, by the yellow building.

 

At the next set of posts and gap, turn left, into Duchess Walk, where the lady with read hair is walking (she won't be there, the barriers probably will be).

 

Walk right to the end - Tower Bridge is in the distance, and pass the Stage Door of the Bridge Theatre.

At the end of the street, turn left.

The Bridge Theatre is under the red sign, to your left.

 

 

Buses:
RV1, 47, 343 and 381 to Tooley Street, or 42, 78 and 188 to Druid Street. Both are 5 minutes walk from the theatre.

Taxi:
Those with access needs should be dropped at the end of Potters Field.

 

Car Park:
Tower Bridge. QPark operate this, and using code "BRIDGE20" provides a 20% discount if spaces are booked in advance.


 

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