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Tara Theatre
356 Garratt Lane
London SW18 4ES

Just 10 minutes from Waterloo

Tara Theatre is 1 minute from Earlsfield station. Cross at the lights outside the station entrance, turn right and we are directly after the bridge.

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The Café Bar is open one hour before the start of each performance. 

For upcoming events, see What’s On → 

Train

Nearest train station: Earlsfield (20 metres)

SouthWestern trains every 5 minutes from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon.

Earlsfield station is accessible with ramp access for the train and step free access with lifts to all platforms.

Bus

44, 77, 270 all stop at Earlsfield Station

Car

Parking is available from 4.30pm on Thornsett Road, first on the left after Tara Theatre. 

Disabled parking is available on Magdalen Road, near the junctions with Garratt Lane and Tranmere Road.

For more information, please see the Wandsworth Council website →  

Taxi

If you are using a taxi our postcode is SW18 4ES.

Recommended local minicab service: South West Cars, just around the corner from Earlsfield station on Magdelen Road.

Bike

Bike racks are located on Garratt Lane directly opposite the theatre.

For more info on where you can park your bike near Tara Theatre, head to the TFL website →

Tara Theatre aims to be as accessible as possible in everything we do.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any access requirements please email Devashree Pande on devashree@taratheatre.com or call us on 020 8333 4457.

Facilities

Our building is wheelchair accessible with step free access throughout. We have two performance spaces. Our main auditorium is on the ground floor. Our studio is on the first floor and can be accessed via the passenger lift.

Our accessible toilet is located on the basement level and can be reached also via the passenger lift.

Hearing Induction Loop System

Please inform our Welcome Team on arrival. To use our induction loop system, turn your hearing aid to T.

Assistance Dogs

You are welcome to bring your assistance dog to Tara Theatre. Please request an aisle seat when you book. Alternatively we are happy to dog sit for you.

Audio Description

Audio Description provides information about the visual elements of a production. The description is delivered live, in between dialogue, through small headsets.

Touch tours can also be offered before each Audio Described performance enabling the audience to explore the stage and get a feel of the set and costumes before the play starts.

Captioned Performances

A caption unit displays the performers’ words and provides information such as music and sound effects, in a similar way to subtitles on television. Captions may also be useful for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing or who speak English as a second language.

British Sign Language

During a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted performance an interpreter stands at the side of the stage, clearly visible to the audience, and interprets the spoken word and sound effects for Deaf audience members who use BSL.

If the particular show you are attending is marked as BSL Interpreted performance, please let the Box Office you are booking to use the interpreter and they will seat you appropriately.

Relaxed Performances

It is our aim that all our performances and events are inclusive, allowing for movement in the auditorium and re-entry if needed wherever possible.

We also schedule dedicated relaxed performances for our audience members who would prefer a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability. These performances allow for noise and movement in the auditorium, a chill-out space for audiences members who may need time away and re-entry when needed.

Content & Trigger Warnings

If a show contains difficult, adult or distressing themes or language we will include content warnings on individual show pages. Certain shows will also have age restrictions, this will be indicated on the event page.

Our Café Bar is open for all, so pop in for a coffee or a glass of wine. We offer a range of delicious drinks and snacks, sourced from local suppliers.  

Tara’s Café Bar, situated at the front of Tara Theatre, will be open from an hour before the show.

Pre-Show & Interval Orders

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we ask that you pre-order drinks for before the show and during the interval before you arrive at Tara Theatre. Head to our drinks order page (link) to buy your drinks

Don’t forget you can pre-order your interval drinks, giving you lots more time to spend in our lovely courtyard.

When to Arrive

Doors to the theatre or studio open between fifteen and thirty minutes before the performance or event begins. Our Cafe Bar opens at least an hour before the show and you are most welcome to come for a drink beforehand. If you arrive late we may ask you to wait for a suitable moment before you can enter to minimise disruption to the show. 

Theatre Spaces

We have two performance spaces. Our main auditorium is located on the ground floor. Our Studio is located on the first floor and can be accessed via the passenger lift or the stairs. Both spaces are fully accessible. Your booking confirmation will state which space your performance is taking place in. 

Cloakroom

Unfortunately we do not have cloakroom facilities. Please do not bring large bags with you when you visit us. 

Families & Children

We are a Breastfeeding Friendly venue. We hope that you will feel comfortable feeding your baby throughout our venue, but please do speak to our Welcome Team if you would like us to find you a private space. 

There are baby changing facilities located in our accessible toilet on the basement level, accessible by stairs or lift. We can store pushchairs/prams in our foyer for you during the show. We ask that all buggies are neatly folded/stored to save space for other families wishing to use the area.

Content & Trigger Warnings

If a show contains difficult, adult or distressing themes or language we will include content warnings on individual show pages. Certain shows will also have age restrictions, this will be indicated on the event page.

Online

Tickets can be booked online quickly and securely 24 hours a day. Visit our What’s On page. 

By Phone

Call our Box Office on 020 8333 4457. The Box Office line is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

There are no booking fees however you book with us. If you would like tickets sent to a UK address there is a £1 postage charge.  

Returns & Exchanges

Tickets may be exchanged for a later performance, subject to availability, or for credit vouchers, up to 48 hours before the performance. Group bookings are non-refundable but may, subject to availability, be exchanged. 

If we are required to cancel any performances or events due to Covid-19 government guidelines or restrictions, we will offer the option of a full refund, rebooking or a credit voucher. 

Latecomers Policy  

Latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable moment in the performance to be admitted. For some events latecomers will not be permitted and this will be clearly stated at the time of booking. Refunds are not available.