Old Red Lion Theatre
Since opening in 1979, this intimate & unique theatre above a lively pub has become one of the most popular and beloved Off-West End venues in London. Our mission is to nurture the very best in emerging theatrical talent, from challenging & ambitious new writing to acclaimed revivals of significant plays from history. The seating is unreserved in our L-shaped auditorium of cushioned wooden pews, providing entirely unobstructed views of our deep set and flexible stage area. Two doors along the back wall provide access to limited off-stage run and the tech desk is neatly tucked away by the entrance. There is an indescribable atmosphere to our theatre which is especially suited to horror, thrillers, storytelling, intimate dramas and dark comedy. We were the home of Mischief Theatre's debut run of the Olivier award-winning 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and the premier of Arthur Miller's first ever play 'No Villain' before both productions transferred to the West End. Other esteemed artists who have worked in our space include Kathy Burke, Nina Raine, Joe Penhall, Olly Alexander & Abi Morgan. In recent years the theatre has continued to welcome companies from around the world despite the many difficulties faced by arts venues across the country. We strive to fly the flag for small scale shows with big ambition.
418 St John Street