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Network Theatre

Southbank
Venue name: Network Theatre
Address: 246a Lower Road
London
SE1 8SJ
Transport: Tube: Waterloo; Rail: Waterloo
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Paul H

A hidden gem of a theatre in the heart of London. Londolist had this to say when compiling its list of London's Top 10 Fringe Theatres in 2012: "Many of London’s fringe venues could be described as hidden, but the word is most appropriate for the Network Theatre, which is situated on an industrial approach road beneath Waterloo station that doesn’t appear on many maps! As you make your way to the Network for the first time, you’ll be struck by the feeling that you’ve taken a wrong turn or at least you’re in a place you shouldn’t be. Lorries manoeuvre around you as they drop produce off in the loading bays that the venue counts as neighbours. An odd location, granted, but one which is not without its own curious charm. Once inside, it boasts a large stage for a fringe venue along with flexible seating that gives the space a real adaptability for hosting different types of performance. The Theatre has its own amateur company but also stages a range of professional productions. This year, the Network’s collaborative production ofThe TempestwithKipper Tie Theatrehas been selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company to appear as part of their ‘Open Stages Showcase’ season at Questors Theatre in Ealing. Find the Network (if you can!) at 246A Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SF