Bartholomew Fair

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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It may have been shut down by the authorities nearly 200 years ago, but this summer we’re re-opening the doors to the most notorious fair in town. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be totally transformed as we celebrate the kaleidoscope of contemporary London life in Ben Jonson’s dazzling comedy.

Expect an excess of drink, a distinct lack of morals and a whole heap of sin amongst the fair’s resident butchers, pimps and pickpockets.

Come on in for all your dark, depraved and dishonourable needs. Just don’t expect to go unnoticed…

The drunkards they are wading, The punks and chapmen trading…

— Act II, scene 1

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Tickets

Fixed Position Standing: £10
Seated: from £20

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: to be confirmed

Part of the Summer Season 

Part of The Great Feast

Photography credit ©  Portobello Road, circa 1950. © bridgetbishop.co.uk

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Theatre dining

Enjoy stunning riverside views with seasonal pre- & post-theatre dining menus in our Restaurant.

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CAP

Captioned Performances

Show dates & times

Wednesday 11th September

7:00 PM
AD

Audio Described Performances

Show dates & times

Friday 4th October

7:00 PM

Dates & Tickets

Bartholomew Fair

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
FRI 23 AUGUST
From £3
7.00 PM
SAT 24 AUGUST
From £3
7.00 PM
MON 26 AUGUST
From £3
7.00 PM
TUE 27 AUGUST
From £3
7.00 PM
WED 28 AUGUST
From £3
7.00 PM
THU 29 AUGUST
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Limited Tickets 7.00 PM
FRI 30 AUGUST
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7.00 PM
SAT 31 AUGUST
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1.30 PM
SAT 31 AUGUST
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7.00 PM
TUE 3 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
WED 4 SEPTEMBER
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1.30 PM
WED 4 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
THU 5 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
FRI 6 SEPTEMBER
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1.30 PM
FRI 6 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
TUE 10 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
WED 11 SEPTEMBER
CAP
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7.00 PM
THU 12 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
FRI 13 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
SAT 14 SEPTEMBER
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1.30 PM
SAT 14 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
FRI 27 SEPTEMBER
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7.00 PM
SAT 28 SEPTEMBER
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1.30 PM
FRI 4 OCTOBER
AD
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7.00 PM
SAT 5 OCTOBER
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1.30 PM
FRI 11 OCTOBER
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7.00 PM
SAT 12 OCTOBER
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1.30 PM