Originally 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.
Theatre 503 images
LondonTown.com - Theatre 503 Location Map
Further articles featuring Theatre 503 on LondonTown.com
Away from London's famous West End, there are a number of renowned fringe theatres that stage new and exciting works as well as old...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Theatre 503
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £91 41% off
34 Lombard Road, SW11 | 10 minutes from Theatre 503
Located in Battersea close to the London Heliport with wonderful views of the River Thames the 65-room Hotel Rafayel is a luxury hotel with green credentials. ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £56 25% off
Bridges Court Road, SW11 | 11 minutes from Theatre 503
Crowne Plaza London-Battersea is uniquely located at 'London's Vertical Gateway." With stunning architecture and state of the art technology, all 70 bedrooms are furnished in a ... More
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £123 38% 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
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
Also in Battersea Park Road
Our recommendations in the same street as Theatre 503
Hotels near Theatre 503
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Theatre 503 hotels, including The Chelsea Harbour Hotel from 83% off.