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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 £118† 28% 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 £78† 32% 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 £68† 41% 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Entertainment near The Union Theatre

Near The Union Theatre
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 23rd January to 6th May 2019
The Union Theatre, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Union Theatre
A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional use of colour and his preference ...More
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Orla Gartland
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 18th April 2019 - 7pm
The Union Theatre, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
The Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist performs folk-pop....More
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The Bay At Nice
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th March to 4th May 2019
The Union Theatre, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Penelope Wilton and Ophelia Lovibond star in a new revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Richard Eyre directing. ...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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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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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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers 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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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
... More
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
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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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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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