The Union Theatre

 
 
ADDRESS
204 Union Street, SE1 0LX 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Plays run Tue to Sat, start 7.30pm | Cafe open all day
 

Nearby

 

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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LondonTown.com - The Union Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
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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Hotels near The Union Theatre

Near The Union Theatre
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  39% 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
 
 
 
ibis London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  35% off
49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Union Theatre
ibis London Blackfriars is located in London's Southwark - Waterloo neighbourhood and close to Tate Modern, Old Bailey, and Royal Courts of Justice - Law Courts. ... More
 
 
 
Novotel London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  39% off
46 - 49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Union Theatre
With London's South Bank, Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral all within close proximity, the Novotel London Blackfriars is within easy reach of a number of ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Union Theatre

Nearest to The Union Theatre
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
National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, 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
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
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from The Union Theatre
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Union Theatre

Near The Union Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Electra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Union Theatre
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Ian Rickson's production of Electra, the tragedy of Electra and Orestes's revenge on their father's killers, as written by Sophocles. Scott ...More
 
 
 
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Darbar: Children's Sitar: Workshop
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 21st September 2014 at 12.30pm-1.15pm and 1.15pm-2pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Union Theatre
...More
 
 
 
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Yogabliss: Workshop
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Saturday 20th September 2014 at 3pm & Sunday 21st September 2014 at 10.30am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Union Theatre
Sixty-minute yoga classes....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Union Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Union Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Union Theatre
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Union Theatre

What are the best dining options near The Union Theatre London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
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Education near The Union Theatre

Near The Union Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 27 minutes from The Union Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Union Theatre

The Union Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Union Theatre
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 14 minutes from The Union Theatre
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Union Theatre

The best pubs near London The Union Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Union Theatre
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Union Theatre
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near The Union Theatre

The Union Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Union Theatre
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Union Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Union Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 | 10 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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Merge Festival
Merge Festival
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Bankside Mix 4 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

The Merge Festival is an annual celebration of art, performance and music held at various venues in the Bankside area. ...More

 
Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art
Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

A major retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, leading pioneer of abstract art in Russia whose work was banned in the Soviet ...More

 
Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Mapplethorpe
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Photographs and self-portraits by the avant-garde American artist Robert Mapplethorpe are the subject of a free display at Tate Modern, ...More

 
The Comedy of Errors
Theatre | Until 12th October 2014 

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

Talented young director Blanche McIntyre (responsible for The Seagull, and Ciphers) brings a new production of The Comedy of Errors ...More

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

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

Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole directs this new staging of Julius Caesar set in Rome with Renaissance costumes. The ...More

 
Stories From The Docks
Exhibitions | On 21st September 2014 

HMS President 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

A lively look at the rise, fall and rebirth of London's docks from ancient history through roaring trade to modern ...More

Myths And Mysteries Of The Thames
Exhibitions | On 21st September 2014 

HMS President 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

What's lurking in the water? Discover pagan Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths, urban legends and monsters.City of London guide ...More

A Trip down the Thames in Story and Song
Kids Events | On 21st September 2014 

HMS President 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Join London Dreamtime for a delightful selection of comedies, sea shanties, music hall songs and folklore. Come and handle objects, ...More

First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

The first major retrospective of British First World War art for almost 100 years, featuring 110 paintings, sculptures and drawings ...More

 
 
 
 
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