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Plays run Tue to Sat, start 7.30pm | Cafe open all day
 

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The Union TheatreThe Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business Trust loan. She was later joined by actor and director Ben De Wynter and stage/production manager Steve Miller who make up the creative team. The theatre is a quirky fringe venue, situated under the arches of a railway bridge and close to the Tate Modern and Jerwood Space art gallery. It also has its own street side cafe - open all day - serving coffees, pastries and Brick Lane bagels.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  41% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Union Theatre
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  26% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  42% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Union Theatre

Nearest to The Union Theatre
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
 
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Union Theatre
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Union Theatre
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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Project Space: Ryan L Moule: Vessels And Vestiges
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May to 26th August 2017 - Various Times
The Union Theatre, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Union Theatre
Chemically unfixed photographic prints by the Swansea-based artist, exploring the analogue medium as a means of investigating themes of fragility and uncertainty....More
 
 
 
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Nina - A Story About Me And Nina Simone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 29th July 2017 - 7.45pm
The Union Theatre, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE performs as the legendary singer and visits the hopes, dreams, trials and tribulations of the soul songstress's life. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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Bruce Nauman: Raw Materials
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th July to 20th August 2017 - Various Times
The Union Theatre, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
An audio sculpture, originally shown as a Turbine Hall commission in 2004, comprising of 21 written or spoken texts from the artist's past works, woven together ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Union Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Union Theatre
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Union Theatre

The best shops and markets near The Union Theatre
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near The Union Theatre London?
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Macellaio RC - Union Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Union Yard Arches, SE1 | Same location as The Union Theatre
With two successful London restaurants already to his name Roberto Costa adds a third Macellaio RC , in the redeveloped Union Yard Arches. Known for ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Cafe
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
Classical North Italian cooking is the fare at the Union Street Cafe, a Borough restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsay (and, for a short time at least, ... More
 
 
 
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Mar I Terra
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
14 Gambia Street, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
Set not too far off from the Thames, Mar I Terra is like a little slice of Spain to be found in London. Spanish food, Spanish ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Union Theatre

Near The Union Theatre
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Union Theatre
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from The Union Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 20 minutes from The Union Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Union Theatre
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Union Theatre
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Union Theatre
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Union Theatre.
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Union Theatre
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Union Theatre
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Union Theatre
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Union Theatre
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Union Theatre.
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Union Theatre
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 11 minutes from The Union Theatre
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 

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Project Space: Ryan L Moule: Vessels And Vestiges
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2017 

Jerwood Space 2 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Chemically unfixed photographic prints by the Swansea-based artist, exploring the analogue medium as a means of investigating themes of fragility ...More

Jerwood Makers Open 2017
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

Jerwood Space 2 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Mixed-media sculpture and installations by Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolanos-Durman and Jessica Harrison....More

Nina - A Story About Me And Nina Simone
Theatre | Until 29th July 2017 

The Young Vic 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE performs as the legendary singer and visits the hopes, dreams, trials and tribulations of ...More

Torn Papers And Walls Paper
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Works by contemporary and abstract artists in response to the theme of Cities, featuring pieces by Mark Bradford, Gordon Matta-Clark ...More

Artist Room: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Provocative sculptures, drawings and writing of an autobiographical nature, addressing universal experiences such as birth, death, love, loss and fear....More

Nam June Paik
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Rarely-seen work on paper and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career and acquired through the artist's ...More

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Tate Modern hosts landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shining a bright light ...More

 
Louise Nevelson
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Mixed-media assemblages made from packing crates, old furniture and scrap timber, inspired by the sculptural qualities of the cityscape of ...More

Gerhard Richter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

The group of six paintings, named after the avant-garde composer John Cage, are the outcome of several layers of painting ...More

Texture And Photography
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Works bringing together three different approaches to the relationship between form and texture in photography from three distinct moments in ...More

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