Pleasance Theatre

Theatre , Experimental Lower Holloway
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Pleasance Theatre

Intrinsically linked to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Pleasance has an outpost in Islington as well as a home in Edinburgh come August's Fringe fest. While its Edinburgh venues (26 in total) come alive during the summer, the Islington Pleasance plugs away all year round turning out new productions and hosting hot comic talent. Graham Norton, Al Murray, Harry Enfield, Bill Bailey and Harry Hill have all made regular appearances here while comic wannabes are often found trying out new material before heading up north. Theatre productions tend toward the innovative and socially pertinent with mixed results.

Venue name: Pleasance Theatre
Address: Carpenter's Mews
North Rd
N7 9EF
Transport: Tube: Caledonian Rd
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  • Drama Thursday October 27 2016 - Friday October 28 2016
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  • Sketch shows Thursday October 27 2016
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  • Contemporary theatre Monday October 31 2016 - Sunday November 6 2016
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  • Monday November 7 2016 - Monday December 5 2016
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Marec J

Great shows, great atmosphere and all at affordable theatre prices. The bar manager Dan is a great host and can really add to the night out.


The pleasance is one of the gems of North London! 
Whilst it is a little tucked away, all performances are in an intimate setting and couldn't be priced better. I have seen Dara O'Briain, Josh Widdicombe, Shaun Keaveny, Jeremy Paxman Sean Lock and Alan Davies here, each for under £10! 
Whilst I tend to stick to comedy here, I have seen a couple of fantastic plays too, and around Christmas time, they have some lovely shows on for the little ones too. 
I have always found the theatre to attract a nice crowd too which adds to the laid back experience. 
Below the theatre is a lovely pub named 'Shilibeer's' which is spacious, well stocked and edgy. 
One of my favourite places in London!