The Bridge Theatre Opens 27.10.17

The Bridge, London's first new commercial theatre of scale to be built for 80 years, has opened to great critical acclaim. The venue occupies an extraordinary site between City Hall and Tower Bridge, its foyer looking out over the river to the Tower of London. Completed in just over 2 years from inception using leading edge prefabrication techniques, the 935 seat flexible auditorium is a collaboration between Haworth Tompkins, specialist engineering manufacturer Tait Technologies and the London Theatre Company, founded by Nick Hytner and Nick Starr on completing their term of leadership at the National Theatre. The design aims to provide maximum adaptability of format without losing the intimacy and density associated with the best historic theatre spaces. Click to read more about The Bridge Theatre.

"London's newest theatre has landed. Triumphantly. Two hundred tonnes of steel on a sprung concrete slab. A place in which the audience can be wrapped around the performance area, as in an Elizabethan theatre - but which has no pillars to block its view. A space that seats 900 but which feels intimate and intense. No subsidy. Seats from £15 to £65. A construction schedule that would be the envy of anyone who has ever had a new kitchen fitted."
- Susannah Clapp, The Observer

More News

Haworth Tompkins have won two awards for the Bridge Theatre, our new venue near Tower Bridge for the London Theatre Company. A RIBA National Award, and an RICS Award in the category of Design through Innovation.

Launch of our new website and branding.

Haworth Tompkins has been awarded BD’s Public Building Architect of the Year 2018.

We are pleased to announce a series of promotions within the practice, growing our senior management team.

Three of our recently completed projects are amongst the 93 schemes shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Awards.

Haworth Tompkins’ ‘NT Future’ project for the National Theatre, and the Stirling Prize-winning Everyman are amongst the projects exhibited at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt.

Silchester, our housing scheme in west London, has won one of 18 National Civic Trust Awards at an awards Ceremony in Manchester.

Our new lightweight, timber framed space for events has been installed at the NT Deck.