Waterloo Station Theatre history
From the outside
Find Waterloo railway station and you’re there! Use the staircase in the hoarding next to Platform 19 on the main concourse.
Waterloo Station Theatre architecture and history
The theatre at Waterloo Station was built especially for a production of The Railway Children, and was originally where the station’s international platforms, serving Eurostar trains to France and Belgium, were located.
The decision to use a real, live station for the production can be traced back to the original production in York, staged at the National Railway Museum, with a real train as part of the set. When the opportunity arose to transfer to London’s Waterloo Station, they brought the train carriages they’d been using in York down to London and created seating on either side of the track. The platforms were also featured in the movie, The Bourne Ultimatum.
The Railway Children was staged to mark the 40th anniversary of the film adaptation and uses the same saloon carriage from the film, along with a period steam train from the National Railway Museum in York.
The venue is also fondly called the Welcome to Yorkshire Theatre!
Past shows at Waterloo Station Theatre
The Railway Children’s Waterloo Station run began in 2010 and ended in January 2012. There are currently no more shows planned for the space.
Waterloo Station Theatre access
There’s wheelchair and scooter access to the Waterloo Station Theatre.
Waterloo Station Theatre tickets
We’re a popular destination for a wide variety of seat types and prices, with excellent availability on the full range of Waterloo Station Theatre tickets.
- Air conditioned
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 1000
- Year built: 2010