Theatre 503

 
 
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Theatre 503Originally created by the team behind the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, the 503 is a well-designed theatre nestled above the busy Latchmere pub on Battersea Park Road. In 1982, the Gate Theatre expanded to include this custom-built studio theatre above The Latchmere Pub, on the south side of Battersea Bridge Road. Changing its name from the Grace Theatre to Theatre503 in 2002, it was relaunched as a home for new writing and hosted plays by the likes of Dennis Kelly, Phil Porter, Duncan Macmillan and Rachael Wagstaff. It went on to win the Peter Brook Empty Space Award, was nominated for a Time Out Live Award in 2006. More recently it pulled off "an extraordinary coup" (The Telegraph) with its production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall which transferred to the West End where it won the Olivier Award for Best New play. The Broadway version stars Samuel L Jackson and Halle Berry. Regular comedy nights, fundraisers and free performances mix with the ambitious program of new work to make Theatre503 so much more significant than a fringe venue housed above a scruffy pub in Battersea.

 

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52 Pick Up52 Pick UpA production in which at the top of each show, the performers throw a deck of cards in the air. Each card has the title of a scene written on it, and the shape of the play is then determined by random chance as the cards are picked up throughout the story at regular intervals.28th August 2014Saturday 30th August 2014 Where:
Theatre 503, 503  Battersea Park Road      SW11 3BW
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52 Pick Up
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  28th and 29th August 2014 at 7.45pm & 30th August 2014 at 3pm and 7.45pm
A production in which at the top of each show, the performers throw a deck of cards in the air. Each card has the title of a scene written on it, and the shape of the play is then determined by random chance as the cards are picked up throughout the story at regular intervals.
 

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Theatre 503  Marianne Oldham as Mimi in the Giudecca and Theatre503 production of MIMI AND THE STALKER. Photo by Logan Riehl  

  
Theatre 503 - Marianne Oldham as Mimi in the Giudecca and Theatre503 production of MIMI AND THE STALKER. Photo by Logan Riehl

Theatre 503 Marianne Oldham as Mimi in the Giudecca and Theatre503 production of MIMI AND THE STALKER. Photo by Logan Riehl 

 
Theatre 503 - Marianne Oldham as Mimi in the Giudecca and Theatre503 production of MIMI AND THE STALKER. Photo by Logan RiehlTheatre 503 - Theatre503 and Whippet Productions - NATURAL SELECTION by Paul Rigel Jenkins. Photo by Logan RiehlTheatre 503 - Take Note Theatre production of JET SET GO! by Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger. Directed by Luke Sheppard. Photo by Jamie CorbinMore Images
 

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Hotel Verta by Rhombus
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £74  26% off
Bridges Court Road, SW11 | 11 minutes from Theatre 503
Hotel Verta by Rhombus is uniquely located at 'London's Vertical Gateway" - The London Heliport, Battersea. The first hotel of its kind " integrated with the ...More
 
 
 
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel London
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £144  21% off
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 | 15 minutes from Theatre 503
Now owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, The Chelsea Harbour is a 5 star luxury all-suite hotel ideally located for both business and leisure travellers. It ...More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £47  29% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 15 minutes from Theatre 503
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Theatre 503

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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Town Hall, Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres in the capital. A Grade II listed ...More
 
 
 
Finborough Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 27 minutes from Theatre 503
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. ...More
 
 
 
Royal Court Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 29 minutes from Theatre 503
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ...More
 
 
 
 
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Le QuecumBar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le QuecumBar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 7 minutes from Theatre 503
Hot Club Gypsy Swing is a bizarrely niche musical genre for a wine bar in Battersea. Live acts vary depending on which night of the week ...More
 
 
 
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Lavender Hill, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A ...More
 
 
 
The Magic Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Magic Garden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 13 minutes from Theatre 503
The pub - if it still fits within the confines of that definition - has a vast outdoor space that is semi-covered with awnings ...More
 
 
 
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David Elms: Nurture Boy London
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David Elms: Nurture Boy
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist....More
 
 
 
Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress London
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Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7.30pm
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
Experimental and eccentric stand-up from the writer, performer and winner of the 2012 Chortle Award For Innovation....More
 
 
 
Los Lobos London
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Los Lobos
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm
Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, SW11 | 13 minutes from Theatre 503
The six-piece, Los Angeles-based band plays roots rock with a range of influences....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Theatre 503
Sambrook's Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sambrook's Brewery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
An independent brewery on an unlikely housing estate in Battersea, Sambrook's was set up in August 2008 to give London drinkers some local brews to choose ...More
 
 
 
Battersea Park Children's Zoo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Park Children's Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 10 minutes from Theatre 503
Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to a host of glorious creatures. There are farmyard animals, lemurs, otters and monkeys, as well as peacocks which roam ...More
 
 
 
Pump House Gallery London
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Pump House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Battersea Park, SW11 | 10 minutes from Theatre 503
Built in 1861, the Pump House Gallery was originally a Victorian water tower supplying water to the lakes and cascades in Battersea Park. Following renovation, the ...More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Theatre 503
Warren Evans Furniture London
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
8 Grant Road, SW11 | 9 minutes from Theatre 503
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ...More
 
 
 
Joy Clapham London
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Joy Clapham
London > Shopping > Clothing
Shopstop at Clapham Junction Station, 1-20 St Johns Hill, SW11 | 11 minutes from Theatre 503
With its mix of clothes, cards and kitsch toys, Joy is ideal as a gift hunting ground. Even if you object to them calling themselves an ...More
 
 
 
Whole Foods Market London
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
305-311 Lavender Hill, SW11 | 11 minutes from Theatre 503
One of the smaller Whole Foods Market stores, this Clapham branch is located on Lavender Hill opposite Clapham Junction train station. Like its larger sister stores, ...More
 
 
 
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Antipasto & Pasta London
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Antipasto & Pasta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
511 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | Same location as Theatre 503
Italian cuisine ...More
 
 
 
Duke of Cambridge London
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 1 minute from Theatre 503
Gastropub ...More
 
 
 
The Lighthouse London
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The Lighthouse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
The Lighthouse, 441 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Theatre 503
Gastropub...More
 
 
 
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Near Theatre 503
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 12 minutes from Theatre 503
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ...More
 
 
 
Le Club Tricolore London
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 25 minutes from Theatre 503
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ...More
 
 
 
The Wine and Food Academy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 33 minutes from Theatre 503
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ...More
 
 
 
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Battersea Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 13 minutes from Theatre 503
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ...More
 
 
 
Kayaking London London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 15 minutes from Theatre 503
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ...More
 
 
 
Chelsea Physic Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 17 minutes from Theatre 503
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ...More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Theatre 503.
Duke of Cambridge London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 1 minute from Theatre 503
Gastropub ...More
 
 
 
The Lighthouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lighthouse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
The Lighthouse, 441 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Theatre 503
Gastropub...More
 
 
 
The Fox Hounds London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox Hounds
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
66 Latchmere Road, SW11 | 7 minutes from Theatre 503
Gastropub ...More
 
 
 
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Dusk London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dusk
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 8 minutes from Theatre 503
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ...More
 
 
 
Lost Society London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lost Society
London > Nightlife > Bars
697 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 18 minutes from Theatre 503
It's not difficult to believe that this decadent, chandelier-filled arena - home to London's louche pleasure-seekers, to drinking and dancing - once played host ...More
 
 
 
Eighty Six London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 25 minutes from Theatre 503
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ...More
 
 
 
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Chelsea Physic Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 17 minutes from Theatre 503
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ...More
 
 
 
National Army Museum London
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 19 minutes from Theatre 503
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ...More
 
 
 
Royal Hospital Chelsea London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 21 minutes from Theatre 503
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ...More
 
 
 
 

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Sizzling Gypsy Swing Jam
Concerts | Until 30th September 2014 

Le QuecumBar 7 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Jam session led by Viktor Obsust on bass, Django style. Audience participation welcome....More

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 9 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Experimental and eccentric stand-up from the writer, performer and winner of the 2012 Chortle Award For Innovation....More

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 9 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Experimental and eccentric stand-up from the writer, performer and winner of the 2012 Chortle Award For Innovation....More

David Elms: Nurture Boy
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 9 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist....More

Los Lobos
Concerts | On 22nd July 2014 

Clapham Grand 13 minutes walk from Theatre 503

The six-piece, Los Angeles-based band plays roots rock with a range of influences....More

Professor Peter Houghton: Steam Engines Overhead Projectors Film Cameras And Medicines From Plants'
Exhibitions | On 22nd July 2014 

Chelsea Physic Garden 17 minutes walk from Theatre 503

How flowering plants have been the source of medicines for most human societies....More

S.T.U.P.I.D
Dance | Until 23rd July 2014 

Chelsea Theatre 17 minutes walk from Theatre 503

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Vocal Celluloid: Workshop (Ages 12-19)
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2014 

Chelsea Theatre 17 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Develop your singing voice....More

This Was A Man
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

Finborough Theatre 1.42 miles from Theatre 503

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, this previously unseen play by Noel Coward ...More

Open Mic & Steak Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2014 

Gigalum 1.5 miles from Theatre 503

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