Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr spearhead the Bridge Theatre. Having worked together at the National Theatre for over a decade as artistic and executive directors, Hytner and Starr formed the London Theatre Company as part of their efforts to open the largest Off-West End commercial theatre. The 900-seater auditorium is very adaptable and allows shows to be presented in end-on, thrust and promenade formats.
Production aside, the theatre was praised for its abundance of ladies toilets and its on-site kitchen which, among other things, provides treats freshly baked on site during the interval.
In 2017, the theatre's inaugural season included a new Richard Bean play Young Marx, starring Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris, Julius Caesar starring Ben Whishaw and David Calder, and a new play by Nina Raine about the life of JS Bach starring Simon Russell Beale.
Notable plays at the Bridge Theatre include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as My Name is Lucy Barton and Straight Line Crazy — the latter two both transferring to New York.
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge or Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Tower Bridge - Stop L) 42, 78, 343