Suzanne Davies obtains licence for the London Theatre Company’s new Bridge Theatre

We are pleased to have represented London’s newest theatre (the Bridge Theatre at 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG) on its application for a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.

This necessitated Suzanne Davies successfully negotiating away objections from each of the Police, the Environmental Health Officer, the Director of Public Health and even the Licensing Authority itself to enable not only the theatrical and other entertainment productions but also provision (in conjunction with other clients of ours, the iconic London restaurant St. JOHN) of the exciting food and drink offer described on the theatre’s website.

The 900-seat theatre, located between City Hall and Tower Bridge, has been developed by Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr (previously artistic director and executive director respectively at the National Theatre) to house their newly founded London Theatre Company. Their first three productions are:

  • Young Marx by Richard Bean & Clive Coleman – 18 October to 31 December 2017
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare – 20 January to 15 April 2018
  • Nightfall by Barney Norris – 28 April to 3 June 2018

On Monday evenings and some Friday lunchtimes, the Bridge Theatre will also host a diverse programme of one-off events and new series, which will include intimate gigs with world class musicians and singer-songwriters, the live recording of a new podcast, conversations and stories on food, fashion, politics and science, starting with:

  • Richard Thompson (plus Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker) on 30 October 2017
  • Courtney Pine featuring Omar + Nikki Yeoh on 13 November 2017

Full details can be found on the Bridge Theatre website. We sincerely hope that all involved “break a leg” (in the idiomatic sense we hasten to add!).