The Bridge Theatre is the first new theatre of scale to be built in London for over forty years. Headed by the powerful pair that is Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who together oversaw 12 years of artistic and commercial success at the helm of the National Theatre, a hit was almost guaranteed.

Some of you may have walked past that glorious glass riverside frontage and noticed the rows of St. JOHN wines along the bar... some of you may have gone to their opening show Young Marx and ordered madeleines, hot for the interval. Yes, it is us providing sustenance in this splendid new space!

The reviews are in for their new show, Julius Caesar, and confidence has been justified. It is a triumph, with four stars all round. 

The Guardian

Evening Standard

Time Out

Financial Times

The show takes advantage of the extraordinary flexibility of their space, with in-the-round seating wrapped around the central action, and a pit of 400 immersive standing tickets in the heart of it. There will be no interval madeleines this time... for there is no interval. But there are still madeleines, and you will not go home hungry!

From Tuesday, February 13th, there will be a post-show menu which can be ordered until 10.15pm. The rumbles will be your excited post-show discussions, rather than your tummy as you journey home.



Root Vegetables and Horseradish £7.80
Terrine £8.30
Quail and Aioli £8.70
Welsh Rarebit £6.00
Cheeses with Raisin Bread £10.80
Eccles Cake and Lancashire Cheese £8.20
Madeleines (6) £4.50


And for those of you who have a train to catch, or a babysitter to send home, or for those of you who are just passing as you remember your bare cupboards: The Post-Theatre Rarebit Supper is the answer. Containing one pot of Rarebit Mixture, a white loaf made in our own bakery, and a bottle of St. JOHN Blanc or St. JOHN Claret, for £20. As Fergus says so wisely, "Who doesn't love cheesy toast?"

The theatre is not just for theatregoers. One of the founding principles is that it should be a space for the adjacent community. There are sandwiches such as Roast Lamb and Aioli, and Roast Beef and Horseradish. Or to cosset you in this weather there is that stunning Lamb Neck and Barley Broth, and there is Mince and Tatties too. 

And here, a very beautiful golden-skinned Smoked Mackerel, Potatoes and Dill, framed by those glowing lights. What could be more inviting!

The foyer is open from 10am to serve you lunch, either light or warming, and coffee and St. JOHN doughnuts to break a river walk or sustain you through a meeting. The space is convivial, the menu awaits your perusal.

At the end of February the Summer shows will be announced. Those who like to be ahead of the curve will be delighted to learn that the Bridge Theatre is offering  half price priority membership, for £25 per annum, for readers of the St. JOHN newsletter.

Priority Members receive the following benefits:
  • Priority booking ahead of Advance Members and the general public, with access to the best seats for productions and the unique series of Monday Nights at The Bridge
  • Invitations to special Members' events
  • Dedicated Members' booking line
  • Exemption from ticket exchange and phone booking fees
Regular updates by email, including advance notice of ticket release dates, news, and insights into productions.


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