What you need to know about Network Theatre:
Network Theatre is a small studio theatre tucked underneath Waterloo Station. It is home to an amateur theatre company that stage a variety of drama, musicals and new writing. The company was originally founded as the Southern Railway Dramatic Society in 1939.
They’re always looking for volunteers and people to audition for the productions, so feel free to get in touch if you want to be involved.
Please note: the venue can be tricky to find. The Lower Road leads off Waterloo Road, opposite Sainsbury’s. It is a service road, so you will need to ask for the Network Theatre at the security gate. Bring your e-ticket to show as confirmation. The theatre is just past the loading bays, on the left-hand side.
Top facts about Network Theatre:
- Network Theatre has also staged productions at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, the Prague Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, the Camden Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe.
- It isn’t the only arts venue to use the space underneath Waterloo. The Vaults is also beneath the famous station.
Key information about Network Theatre:
Tube: Network Theatre is underneath Waterloo station (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines). Please allow a generous amount of time to exit the station and find the venue.
Train: Network Theatre is underneath Waterloo station (served by Southwest trains). Please allow a generous amount of time to exit the station and find the venue.
Bus: Bus numbers 59, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, N68, N171, X68 all drive along Waterloo Road. To plan your journey in more details, please visit the Transport for London website.
Parking: The nearest car parks are at Waterloo Station and on York Road. Please be aware that traffic is likely to be very heavy and you will need to pay the congestion charge during the week. We advise using public transport where possible.
The venue has its own bar where visitors can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before a performance starts and during the interval. If you are looking for somewhere to dine, we suggest popping around the corner to The Cut, where there are a number of restaurants and pubs to choose from.