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The Playground Theatre

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There is one accessible adapted toilet and non-gender, in the foyer, just next to the theatre's front entrance. Men and Women are located also on the left of the foyer.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit, returning them to the owner during the interval and at the end of the performance.


The whole building is ground floor level access with 8 spaces for wheelchair or scooter users.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access with a 3cm lip at the front door.

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

Level access.


Contact the venue:

020 8960 0110

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


The Playground Theatre's Bar opens 1h and 30min prior to performance time and closes at 10h30pm. We are located in a residential area and we ask audiences to consider our neighbours and to please not crowd outside after 10pm.


The Playground Theatre, formerly a bus depot, was set up as a creative space for innovative theatre artists of all disciplines to come and ‘play’ with their imaginative ideas.

As a registered charity with support from the Arts Council, The Welcome Trust, Esmee Fairbarn and others, numerous projects, initiated here, went on to venues such as The Young Vic, The Hampstead Theatre, The West Yorkshire Playhouse and many others. One such project, Terrific Electric won the Samuel Beckett Award for Innovative Theatre and was part of the Bite season at the Barbican Theatre.

We made the decision to open the theatre to audiences in 2017.  The decision was born from the desire to bring the exceptional artistic work, from those who had ‘played’ with us, to a full production. Many international artists were invited to experiment with us including Poland’s Henryk Baranowski, winner of Poland and Russia’s top award for best director, Salius Varnus from Lithuania, and Hideki Noda, currently head of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

From the UK, before opening as a public theatre we worked with Marcello Magni, co founder of Theatre De Complicite, along with his colleague Linda Kerr Scott.

From opening in 2017 we have collaborated with award winning names such as Brian Cox, Bill Alexander,  Steven Berkoff, Guy Masterson and others.

The Playground Theatre is located in Latimer Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea W10.