The new London venue is based in a former underground carpark in Southwark Street.
Although the venue is not yet completed, the opening season for this new venue has been confirmed, featuring a wide range of theatre, art installations, film showings and one-off performances encompassing work-in-development, poetry, music, dance, and discussions.
The Autumn season, running from October 2016 to January 2017, will include the exciting transfer of a new Philip Ridley production and a transfer of Isley Lynn’s award-winning sell-out show from the 2016 VAULT Festival. The Bunker will also host a brand new musical during the Christmas period, and present a double bill of Irish plays in the new year.
Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart said: “The Bunker isn’t a place where you would leave straight after a show but rather a place that you could hang around in, meet the creatives involved and talk about the piece with your peers. In a way, it’s about creating a community who want to discuss what they have seen and debate what it means to them. It is true that at this unpredictable financial time, opening a new theatre is going to be a risky venture but, as artists, we always approach risk with creativity and ambition.”
The renovated area will feature a 110-seat auditorium, bar space, office space, technical booth, and dressing rooms.
The Bunker’s first season will open with a production of Isley Lynn’s Skin a Cat (12th October-5th November). The season will then continue with Tonight with Donny Stixx (8th November – 3rd December). The venue will then present a new musical Muted (7th December – 7th January) before finally hosting Abigail and Come on Over (10th January – 4th February 2017) as its final production of the season.
For more information about The Bunker and its upcoming season visit: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/