The Union Theatre

 
 
ADDRESS
204 Union Street, SE1 0LX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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 East Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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    Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £33  23% off
    30 Borough Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £70  40% off
    157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
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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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    National Theatre Studio
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    Menier Chocolate Factory
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    Curzon Mondrian
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 7 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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    BFI IMAX Cinema
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Union Theatre
    With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hairy Ape
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October to 21st November 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Union Theatre
    Eugene O'Neill's timeless classic, a reflection on the effect of industrialisation on class and identity, The Hairy Ape, is directed by multi award-winning director Richard Jones ...More
     
     
     
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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Union Theatre
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
     
     
     
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    Scotch & Soda
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th May to 2nd August 2015
    London Wonderground Spiegeltent, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Union Theatre
    A cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerizing musicians, Scotch & Soda comes to the London Wonderground as the headline ...More
     
     
     
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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
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    The Wapping Project Bankside
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    O W Loeb
    London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
    3 Archie Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
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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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    Konditor & Cook
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Union Theatre
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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
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 19 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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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 20 minutes from The Union Theatre
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 25 minutes from The Union Theatre
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
     
     
     
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    Agua Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 7 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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    Chang's Hapkido Academy
    London > Leisure > Martial Arts
    Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from The Union Theatre
    Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Leisure >
    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Union Theatre
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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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    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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    Viva Verdi
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    Dandelyan
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 7 minutes from 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 | 10 minutes from The Union Theatre
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    Sonia Delaunay
    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

     
    Mary Kelly In Conversation With Hans-Ulrich Obrist
    Exhibitions | On 22nd May 2015 

    Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    The artist talks to curator, critic, art historian and prolific writer Hans-Ulrich Obrist as they explore what defines an era....More

    World Factory
    World Factory
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    The Young Vic 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    Staged in The Maria, the smaller of the two theatres at the Young Vic, Zoe Svendsen and Simon Daw's live ...More

     
    Ah, Wilderness!
    Ah, Wilderness!
    Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

    The Young Vic 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    Janie Dee and George MacKay star as mother and son in Eugene O'Neill's comical portrait of a Connecticut childhood about ...More

     
    Communicating Doors
    Communicating Doors
    Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

    Menier Chocolate Factory 6 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thiller Communicating Doors about a dominatrix who flees for her life through a hotel door only to ...More

     
    High Society
    High Society
    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

    Old Vic Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the ...More

     
    The Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice
    Theatre | Until 7th June 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    Jonathan Pryce "displays a finely textured Shylock" (Financial Times) when he plays the money lender in Shakespeare's uncompromising drama of ...More

     
    As You Like It
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    A classic Shakespearean comedy full of romance, cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation. Directed by Blanche McIntyre....More

    The Gallery
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 22nd May 2015 

    Ministry of Sound 9 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    House across four rooms from Sander van Doorn, Jochen Miller, Lee Osborne, Trilucid, Mark Robinson, Drew Beats & Unity, Ben ...More

    Beyond Caring
    Beyond Caring
    Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

    Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed) 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

    This piece on the "emotional fallout of minimum-wage lives is quietly devastating" said Lyn Gardner in The Guardian when Alexander ...More

     
     
     
     
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