About us

Visit the newest off-West End venue The Playground Theatre in London W10 to enjoy the latest drama, musical theatre, standup comedians, festivals and performing arts. Our gem of a theatre is a registered charity, we rely on kind donations to remain open. We work with established and emerging artists nationally and across the globe. Our ethos has fostered many bold and imaginative new works. We are fully engaged with our rich and diverse community. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

How to Get Here

The Playground Theatre is a 12 minute walk from Latimer Road Station.
'This theatre will certainly be an exciting one to watch.'
– LONDON BOX OFFICE –
'A handsome theatre'
– THE GUARDIAN –
'One looks forward to new surprises from the Playground Theatre.'
– MONKEY MATTERS –
'The feeling that you give the artist is of total friendship and understanding. The Playground is unique in that'
– Marcello Magni –
'The Playground Theatre is a brilliant creative space in West London. I’m very excited about its future'
– Damon Albarn –
'The Playground Theatre is the sort of place where I would like to go and play all day, the space radiates an excitement of fresh possibilities'
– Celia Imrie –
Something remarkable is happening at the Playground Theatre.
- Julian Eaves - ✭✭✭✭✭ Soldier On review -
"We are incredibly proud to be The Playground Theatres sole outreach partner. We are developing a number of programs in partnership with the theatre and look forward to delivering ongoing support to children, both affected by Grenfell and in the wider community, who are experiencing trauma and bereavement.”
Jake Walker, Grief Encounter

Showing now

GASLIGHT
GASLIGHT  - Showing 21 Oct to 10 Nov

A chilling revamp of Patrick Hamilton’s iconic GASLIGHT.

Have you ever been ‘gaslighted’?
Lost confidence in your convictions? Referred to as ‘crazy’ or ‘hysterical’?

Gaslight challenges our views on emotional abuse and manipulation; the ease at which we can lose ourselves and our sanity. Today, Gaslight is more relevant than ever as the measure of acceptable behaviour, awareness and understanding of the psychological effects of abuse are hotly debated. Politicians exploit our views on Twitter, Love Island producers push emotional boundaries and the ridiculous rules of dating drive us mad.

We face ‘gaslighters’ from all corners of society - but can we always spot them? This production brings immediacy and modernity to Hamilton’s Victorian script: providing a fresh and feminist perspective as proof that we are in the midst of cultural change.

Performance information: 21 Oct to 10 Nov, at 7.30pm. Suitable for age 12+.  Running time approx 1hr 45 mins with an interval. Sun 27 Oct no performance. Sun 3 & 10 Nov performances at 5.00pm.

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Location

The Playground Theatre
Latimer Rd London W10 6RQ

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