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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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The Dark RoomThe Dark RoomThe Dark RoomAngela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from Australia, where it won Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards, the intricately layered psychological thriller looks at one of the devastating issues of contemporary Australian discourse - the abuse of children. Set in a run-down m2017-11-08T00:00:00+00002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Theatre 503, 503  Battersea Park Road      SW11 3BW
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PRICING  £10-£15
DATES  8th November to 2nd December 2017
Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from Australia, where it won Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards, the intricately layered psychological thriller looks at one of the devastating issues of contemporary Australian discourse - the abuse of children. Set in a run-down m... More about this event
 
The Knitting Pattern PlayThe Knitting Pattern Play2017-11-19T15:00:00+00002017-11-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Theatre 503, 503  Battersea Park Road      SW11 3BW
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The Knitting Pattern Play
 

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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 


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Underground Stations

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Clapham Common Tube Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
Clapham South Tube Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
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Riverside West Car Park
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £144  33% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  40% 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
 
 
 
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £117  21% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 18 minutes from Theatre 503
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 21 minutes from Theatre 503
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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 > 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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The Dark Room
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November to 2nd December 2017
Theatre 503, 503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | Same location as Theatre 503
Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from Australia, where it won Best New Australian Work at the Sydney ...More
 
 
 
The Knitting Pattern Play
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 19th and Monday 20th November 2017 at 3pm and 7.45pm
Theatre 503, 503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | Same location as Theatre 503
...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Theatre 503
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Battersea Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Chelsea Car Park, Carriage Drive North, Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Theatre 503
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Antipasto & Pasta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
511 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | Same location as Theatre 503
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 1 minute from Theatre 503
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Lighthouse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
The Lighthouse, 441 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Theatre 503
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Education near Theatre 503

Near Theatre 503
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Go Ape - Battersea
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 10 minutes from Theatre 503
Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 1 minute from Theatre 503
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The Lighthouse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
The Lighthouse, 441 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Theatre 503
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The Fox Hounds
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
66 Latchmere Road, SW11 | 7 minutes from Theatre 503
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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
 
 
 
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The Grand, Clapham
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, SW11 | 13 minutes from Theatre 503
Opened in 1900, The Grand is a beautiful and historic former music hall that has since been home ... More
 
 
 
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The King of Ladies Man
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 | 15 minutes from Theatre 503
Now that enough people have successfully found The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, accessed via a Smeg fridge in the Spitalfields branch, The Breakfast Club have ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Theatre 503.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 9 minutes walk from Theatre 503

Comedy meets theatre meets jazz-fusion as the sketch group presents a comic tale inspired by The Godfather trilogy of films....More

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Theatre | Until 19th October 2017 

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

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Daniel Kitson: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 24th October 2017 

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

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