Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre is London's first new commercial theatre of scale for four decades. The 900-seat auditorium is the flagship home of the London Theatre Company, with Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who led 12 years of artistic and commercial success at the National Theatre, at its helm.

The outstanding venue, for which Skelly & Couch undertook full mechanical, electrical, environmental and acoustics design, overlooks the River Thames as part of Berkeley Homes' One Tower Bridge development.

The auditorium of the theatre, which opened in October 2017, was designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Haworth Tompkins Architects, who were involved with another Skelly & Couch collaboration, the refurbishment of the Grade II*-Listed Chichester Festival Theatre.

The theatre features a state-of-the-art prefabricated modular auditorium that brings flexibility and the latest in-stage technologies to the cutting-edge theatre, which offers theatre-makers a platform to create adventurous new work. It is anticipated to be the flagship of a number of new theatres in London.

The Bridge Theatre is run as a commercial enterprise with no subsidies or philanthropic grants. It is the London Borough of Southwark’s second-largest theatre, after Shakespeare's Globe, where Skelly & Couch is presently working on a refurbishment and new-build project.

2018: Winner of Theatre Building of the Year in The Stage Awards; a RIBA London Award; and the Design Through Innovation RICS Award. A Cultural Project of the Year finalist in the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards.