Visiting Us

Visiting Us

Accessibility

The Bunker Theatre aims to be as accessible as possible in everything we do. The Bunker is situated at the bottom of a ramp in a former parking garage in the basement of a Grade ii Listed Building. We have made all efforts to make the venue as accessible as possible. If we can do anything to make your visit more enjoyable then please do contact us in advance of your visit. We want to ensure your evening at The Bunker is smooth, enjoyable, and as much fun as possible.

There is a Visual Guide available HERE to prepare you for your visit. Our productions will have their own Visual Guides available from the What's On page. For more information ahead of your visit, please contact The Bunker on 020 7403 1139, or email Box Office at [email protected].
 

 Tickets

We offer concession tickets for disabled people. If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend we can make a free ticket available for your companion. Please contact the Box Office on 020 7403 1139 or at  [email protected] to book. 
 

Wheelchair Access

The Bunker is accessed by two ramps that have a steep incline. Wheelchair users may require assistance to ensure safe and smooth access.
 
There are spaces for wheelchairs to be positioned in the front row of seating in the venue with excellent views of the stage. We can also arrange spaces for a personal assistant (carer or supporter), who will be allocated a free ticket. We encourage you to get in touch before your arrival so we are best prepared to accommodate your needs.

There is an accessible toilet adjacent to the entrance of The Bunker as part of the venue’s main toilet block.

The Bunker Stage is fully accessible to artists in wheelchairs.
 

 Disabled Parking Spaces near to The Bunker

2 spaces - Short stay (3 hours) - Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU (directly opposite the entrance to The Bunker)

1 space - 22 Park St, London SE1 9EQ

2 spaces - On the corner of Union St and Pepper St, London SE1 0LG
 
3 spaces - Short stay (4 hours) - Stoney Street, London SE1 9AF
 

 Relaxed Performances

These are specially planned and programmed performances of the show where everyone is welcome, and may particularly suit those who feel they would benefit from a more relaxed environment when visiting the theatre, for instance those who may be on the autistic spectrum, have Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, sensory or communication impairments, or other learning disabilities. These performances take a more laid-back approach to noises or movement coming from the audience and they give everyone permission to relax and respond naturally. 

What's different?
  • the lights in the audience will be kept on at a low level so that it's not too dark
  • you can make noise during the show
  • you can come and go as you please
  • if you need a break there is 'chill-out' space with soft furnishings in the foyer
  • we may make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobe lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensitivities to sudden or flashing lights.
Anyone should feel welcome to attend. Some people may choose to attend as an access requirement or because they like the inclusive environment, as well as for many other reasons. Babes-in-arms are also welcome at these performances. 

 Relaxed Environment performances aim to create a space for everyone, especially people who would benefit from a more informal experience. No changes have been made to the lighting, sound or other technical elements.
 

Service Dogs

You are welcome to bring your service dog into the auditorium. Let us know, and we can reserve an appropriate seat for you. 
      

     D/deaf and Hard of Hearing

    We provide read-along scripts for all of our main house productions. These are copies of the script which enable you to read the actors’ words as they are spoken or sung, and provides information such as sound effects and music. Read-along scripts may also be useful for people who speak English as a second language, when actors speak with strong accents. You can ask for one of these at Box Office when you arrive, or email us before your visit at [email protected].

    We also have some scheduled Captioned Performances. A projection screen displays the actors’ words as they are spoken or sung, and provides information such as sound effects and music. Captioning may also be useful for people who speak English as a second language, when actors speak with strong accents.
     

     Contact

    If you feel you might need help to get around, have any ideas about what we could do better or just want to know more about our access facilities, please contact us using one of the following methods:
     
    Phone:  020 7403 1139

    Email:  [email protected]

    Post:
    The Bunker Theatre
    53a Southwark Street
    London
    SE1 1RU

    Accessible Performances coming up:

    THE FLIES - English Language: Wednesday 19th June, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    THE FLIES - English Language: Saturday 22nd June, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    LES MOUCHES - French Language: Thursday 27th June, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    STILL NO IDEA: Thursday 1st August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed Environment)
    STILL NO IDEA: Friday 2nd August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed Environment)
    THIS IS BLACK DOUBLE BILL 1: Wednesday 14 August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    THIS IS BLACK DOUBLE BILL 2: Thursday 15 August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    THIS IS BLACK DOUBLE BILL 1: Monday 19 August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    THIS IS BLACK DOUBLE BILL 2: Tuesday 20 August, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    JADE CITY: Saturday 14 September, 3.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    DIFFERENT SAND: Sunday 15 September, 7.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    WILLOW: Sunday 15 September, 8.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    JADE CITY: Wednesdays 18 September, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    KARAOKE PLAY: Sunday 6 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    WE ANCHOR IN HOPE: Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    WE ANCHOR IN HOPE: Saturday 12 October, 3.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Mon 21 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Tuesday 22 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Wednesdays 23 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Thursday 24 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Friday 25 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    PINT-SIZED: OCTOBER-FEST: Saturday 26 October, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    GERM FREE ADOLESCENT: Saturday 2 November, 3.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    GERM FREE ADOLESCENT: Wednesday 6 November, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    I WILL STILL BE WHOLE: Saturday 16 November, 2.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    BEFORE I WAS A BEAR: Saturday 16 November, 4.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    AND SO THE CHOIR GATHERS: Sunday 17 November, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    I WILL STILL BE WHOLE: Wednesday 20 November, 7.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    BEFORE I WAS A BEAR: Wednesday 20 November, 8.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Mon 25 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Tuesday 26 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Wednesdays 27 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Thursday 28 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Friday 29 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    MY WHITE BEST FRIEND: Saturday 30 November, 8.00pm  ( Relaxed)
    LITTLE MISS BURDEN: Saturday 14 December, 3.00pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)
    LEAVING: Sunday 15 December, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed)
    LITTLE MISS BURDEN: Wednesday 18 December, 7.30pm  ( Relaxed,  Captioned)