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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

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

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Waterloo 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 £106  33% 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 £99  39% 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 £66  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

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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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Events near The Union Theatre

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Double Bill 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th to 25th August 2019
The Union Theatre, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Jade Lewis directs Abraham Adeyemi's All The Sh*t I Can't Say To My Dad produced by Creative Blue Balls and Janet Etuk directs Macadie Amoroso's Blue ...More
 
 
 
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This Is Black: Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 25th August 2019 - 2pm-8pm
The Union Theatre, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Artworks by Amaal Mohamed, Sharon Adebisi and Taja Boodie in response to "What does it mean to be Black in the UK? Past, present and future."...More
 
 
 
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Double Bill 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 24th August 2019 - 7.30pm
The Union Theatre, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Union Theatre
Abigail Sewell directs Chantelle Alle and Melissa Saint's Pyneapple produced by SPYCE collective and Steven Kavuma directs Ronke Adekoluejo's Teleportation....More
 
 
 
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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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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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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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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
 
 
 
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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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Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 5 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
The Pimm's Garden
The Pimm's Garden
Seasonal | Until 31st August 2019 

Flat Iron Square 6 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Pimm's and summer go hand-in-hand so it makes perfect sense that the drinks brand is taking over Flat Iron Square ...More

 
This Is Black: Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2019 

The Bunker 6 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Artworks by Amaal Mohamed, Sharon Adebisi and Taja Boodie in response to "What does it mean to be Black in ...More

The Alehouse Sessions
Concerts | On 25th August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Bjarte Eike, Norway's leading baroque violinist curates an evening of music as it might be experienced in an English 17th-century ...More

The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Shakespeare's well-known comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is about Sir John Falstaff setting about improving his financial situation by ...More

Henry IV Part 1 or Hotspur
Theatre | Until 11th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

Harry Hotspur aims to bring conflict to England because of a slight on his family, whilst Prince Hal is uninterested ...More

Hansard
Hansard
Theatre | Until 24th October 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a ...More

 
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Theatre | Until 31st December 2019 

Gatsby's Drugstore 11 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

The UK's longest running immersive theatre show, The Great Gatsby, adapted and directed by Alexander Wright, has been staged in ...More

 
Kiss My Genders
Kiss My Genders
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 12 minutes walk from The Union Theatre

In this "invigorating" (Telegraph) group exhibition, Kiss My Genders, the Hayward Gallery celebrates fluid gender identities through the works of ...More

 

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From the team behind popular neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia, Berto is an authentic artisanal pasta ...More

 
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
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An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

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Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
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The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
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Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
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Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

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Trafalgar Studios

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