Menier Chocolate Factory Box Office
Address: Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Tube lines: Northern, Jubilee
Nearest tube: London Bridge
Directions from London Bridge:
(10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.
Nearest rail: London Bridge
Bus routes: (Southwark St) RV1, 343, 381; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) 21, 35, 40, 133
Night buses: (Southwark St) 381, N343; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) N21, N35, N133
Car park: Union Car Park on Southwark Street (1min)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
What's On at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Menier Chocolate Factory Information
If you are driving, there is an NCP car park at the following address:
London Bridge, London, SE1 3RE
You can see this, and other possible NCP car parks on their website http://www.ncp.co.uk/
Don't forget to pay the £11.50 (£1 less if you register, but that costs you £10 for a car) daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London.
Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
In The Area
Cash/ATM - HSBC branch at 28 Borough High Street (approx. 3 minute walk); Barclays branch net door at 29 Borough High Street; or a Nat West branch, the other way up Borough High Street at number 90-100 (approx. 5 minute walk).
Eating - the Mango Tree provides Indian cuisine at 5-6 Cromwell Building on Redcross Way; head the other way up Southwark Street and you will find Hixter for chicken and steak at 16 Great Guildford St; Itsu will feed you Japanese fare at The Harlequin Building, 65 Southwark Street; Vapiano is a self-service Italian restaurant at 90B Southwark Street; the refinery at 110 Southwark St offers you a retro-chic café and cocktail bar.
Drinking - The Southwark Rooms is a stylish, contemporary cocktail bar at 60 Southwark Street; The Boot & Flogger wine bar is located at 10-20 Redcross Way. The Breakfast Club is located at 11 Southwark St, and can offer you both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner!
There is a restaurant on site at the theatre which reflects the charm and history of this renovated chocolate factory. The menu can accommodate a business lunch, a casual meal, formal dinner party or a birthday party. Or perhaps you just want to chat with a glass of vino and some nibbles.
If you have access requirements and are visiting the theatre, or the restaurant, then it is advisable to contact the venue directly.
Wheelchair access into the building is via the main entrance and then please ask at the desk for any assistance required. There are disabled toilet facilities on the restaurant level.
A member of staff will help you entering the theatre and ensuring your comfort. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled show start time. The theatre only has one wheelchair space available at each performance which is at the front of the auditorium with a very good view. There is always a space next to this for a companion.
All wheelchair spaces must be booked direct with the theatre – contact them on either 020 7378 1713 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are steps up to the main entrance and steps up into the bar and box office area, with steps down into the auditorium.There is not an infra red or loop system for those with hearing difficulties, but it is possible to sit very close to the performers to assist with any hearing impairments.
Menier Chocolate Company is a French company who built a 5-storey factory and warehouse between 1865 and 1874 – the building was then listed as Grade II in 1996.
In the current form the Menier Chocolate Factory was opened in 2004, after the building being derelict for over 20 years. The following year the theatre was awarded the Empty Space Up & Coming Venue award.
2007 saw the Chocolate Factory produce Sunday in the Park with George which won 5 Olivier Awards. Actors Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell won Best Actor and Best Actress respectively and then went on to carry on in the lead roles when the musical moved to Broadway in 2008. Continuing success with Oliver Award wins, in 2009 Douglas Hodge won Best Actor in a Musical for his role of Zaza in La Cage aux Folles.