The studio theatre that formerly housed the Southwark Playhouse.
The Pacific Playhouse site was originally an industrial machine shop. A Filipino Christian Church used the space for a number of years and when they moved Mehmet Ergen and two friends took over the space for their playhouse. This was eventually taken over by a charitable theatre company and Mehmet Ergan moved on to set up the highly acclaimed Arcola Theatre in North London.
When the charitable company announced that they intended to move, the idea to have a London showcase for the performing arts of the Pacific was suggested by Michael Noonan.
Michael Noonan is a distinguished New Zealand writer, director and performer, in theatre and television and is Artistic Advisor for this exciting new venture. The venue owner, Philip Thwaites, has in the past worked as an actor/manager. He returns to the theatre after a “short break” of some 30 years.
5-6 Playhouse Court
62 Southwark Bridge Road
Members of Mandy who have worked for Pacific Playhouse