Work has started on the fitting out of a railway arch in Brad Street that will soon open as the Waterloo East Theatre.
Lambeth Council granted planning permission last year for the conversion of the arch – which has been vacant for some years – into a theatre.
The entrance to the theatre will be on Brad Street with a box office and small bar. The auditorium will hold up to 120 people.
Planning documents submitted to the council indicate that the theatre will be run on a non-profit basis and will receive visiting productions as well as staging its own community and educational theatre productions.
The new venue has been developed by Gerald Armin, a theatre producer who founded Fairbank Productions in 1991, and actor Adian Dooley.