Blue Elephant Theatre and Covid-19

Like other theatres, we are dark at the moment and will be for some time. We are trying to continue as much of our work as possible - looking at what we can do online, like delivering youth theatre sessions, how we can support artists and our local communities and how we can begin to plan ahead. We have been very humbled by the support shown to us recently and concern over our future. Our funders have been very supportive and we are relieved to say that the Blue Elephant is not in any immediate financial danger, despite the income we have lost recently.

Please have a look around our website and social media - the theatre is turning 21 and we are marking it with the sharing of many memories from many people involved over the years. We also welcome everyone - artists, participants, audience members - to get in touch if you would like to talk about what the next 21 years could hold.

Some Resources

We have put together a list of organisations and resources who may be offer help and advice to our local community - please click here for further information.

For activities and resources for young people, please see our spreadsheet here

Check out our An Elephant Never Forgets Section for news of past Blue Elephant shows which are now streaming online.

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How to book

One of the most welcoming fringe venues London has to offer

You can book via the theatre in person (by turning up at the theatre) or by telephone. The Blue Elephant Box office number is 020 7701 0100 and it is open during office hours. You can also book via Tickets Ignite, which incurs a small booking charge.

If you have access requirements and are unable to call us to book, please email booking information to and we will get back to you.

If you're visiting us for the first time or coming to one of our family shows, you might be interested in our FAQs

Blue Elephant Theatre is a Family Arts Standards holder

Season discount

Book for more than one show and receive a 10% discount for the second show.


If a group of 10 or more is coming, we generally offer concession priced tickets to all the group - please contact the Box Office on 0207 701 0100 or to discuss.


Senior citizens (65 and over), students, registered unwaged, receiving disability benefits* and Southwark residents. Please bring relevant proof of concession with you on ticket collection.

(* Disabled access: Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking of any access requirements. Our theatre space is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible and we have an accessible bathroom. Unfortunately our bar is up some stairs and not wheelchair accessible. We want to make everyone's experience of coming to Blue Elephant as welcoming as possible and advance notice can be very helpful so we can reserve seats etc.
If you have any concerns about any aspect of an upcoming visit to the Blue Elephant, please do get in touch as we will do our best to help!)

Credit card bookings

You may book tickets online through Tickets Ignite.

Your tickets will be held at the box office on the night of the event.

Postal bookings

You may send a cheque made payable to 'Blue Elephant Theatre':

Blue Elephant Theatre Box Office
59a Bethwin Rd,
London SE5 0XT

Please state the production, the date of the performance you wish to book for and the number of tickets you require. Please also leave a contact number. If you would like your tickets posted to you, please include an SAE. Otherwise your tickets will be held at the box office on the night of the event.

Please note

Bookings are non-refundable. Tickets can be exchanged for an alternative performance or a credit note issued if notification of cancellation is received in advance of the performance concerned.

Booking details are used strictly for purposes of the theatre only and are not given to any third parties.

We do not admit latecomers