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New theatre to open below Waterloo East Station

London SE1 website team

Work has started on the fitting out of a railway arch in Brad Street that will soon open as the Waterloo East Theatre.

Waterloo East Theatre
The entrance to Waterloo East Theatre will be in Brad Street near the junction with Cornwall Road

Lambeth Council granted planning permission last year for the conversion of the arch – which has been vacant for some years – into a theatre.

The entrance to the theatre will be on Brad Street with a box office and small bar. The auditorium will hold up to 120 people.

Planning documents submitted to the council indicate that the theatre will be run on a non-profit basis and will receive visiting productions as well as staging its own community and educational theatre productions.

The new venue has been developed by Gerald Armin, a theatre producer who founded Fairbank Productions in 1991, and actor Adian Dooley.

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