Experience the Playhouse Theatre’s extraordinary in-the-round transformation which recreates the intimate staging of The Jungle. Take a seat at the benches and tables of the vibrant and bustling Afghan Café at the heart of the Calais Jungle, or watch from the ‘Cliffs of Dover’ in the circle, overlooking the performance space below. Wherever you choose to sit, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, transports you into the world of the Calais Jungle camp, where a community forged from necessity shares its unimaginable stories of hope against all odds....
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This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation - and of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
‘An immersive, powerful experience. A deeply moving piece of theatre.’
‘Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.’
‘A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world’
‘An extraordinarily effective piece of theatre. It celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.’
‘Full of music and movement; human resilience can be a glittering thing.’
Due to the unique nature of this production, where the cast surrounds and moves around the audience in the Afghan Café, we cannot guarantee you will see every actor at all times. This is a deliberate design feature which enhances your experience in The Jungle.
Due to the nature of the performance space you may be asked to check bags and coats into our free cloakroom. No latecomers are permitted. If you leave your seat during the performance you may be prevented from readmission to the auditorium.
Please note, this production contains the following:
Smoke effects; Strobe/ flashing lights; Cigarette smoking; Strong language; Loud noises and gunshot sounds; Prolonged periods of darkness; Images which some may find disturbing.
Please note, packages are not currently available for this production.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.65 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Playhouse Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Please contact the Access Champion if you would like a copy of this.
There are 3 steps into foyer through double doors - a ramp is available. The Box Office is to your left. There are no further steps into Stalls seating, 28 steps to the Dress Circle and 82 steps to the Upper Circle. Staircases have highlights and handrails. There is hard flooring in the foyer for wheeled traffic. The theatre is open 45 minutes before the performance, and the auditorium 30 minutes before. There are wheelchair spaces at rows G and J in the Stalls - a companion can sit in next to the customer. There are a further 6 transfer spaces available. Scooters & wheelchairs will be stored in rear stalls. There are bars in the foyer, basement, dress and upper circles.
There is currently no Sound Amplification System in place at the venue. Please contact The Playhouse directly for more information on accessible performances. The venue can be reached on 0207 925 7730.
Guide dogs are permitted in the auditorium at the end of a row in the stalls. Staff are happy to dog sit during the performance.
There is an access toilet in the foyer, adapted for wheelchair use. Non-adapted toilets are in the Basement Bar, Dress Circle, and Upper Circle.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7631 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Open until time of show at 8pm but stop advance bookings after 7pm