21 Dean St
Soho Theatre entrance
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Not yet rated
Time Out says
Wed Oct 31 2012
Its cool blue neon lights, front-of-house café and occasional late-night shows may blend it into the Soho landscape, but since taking up residence on Dean Street in 2000 Soho Theatre has made quite a name for itself. It attracts a younger, hipper crowd than most theatres, and brings on aspiring writers and youth theatre companies. Productions tend to be quite issue-heavy, but the occasional left-field promenade work and a strong comedy line-up add a daring sparkle. Over the last few years Soho Theatre has become one of the best places to see comics breaking free from abbreviated club circuit sets to present more substantial solo shows. British and international talent has included Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre, Kristen Schaal and Doug Stanhope. A major 2011 refurbishment included the launch of Downstairs, a dedicated comedy and cabaret space. Its hard lines, low stage and packed table seating favour the former over the latter but the Soho consistently books outstanding talent from the international cabaret circuit, from Justin Vivian Bond, Meow Meow and Caroline Nin to our own David Hoyle, Bourgeois & Maurice and the Tiger Lillies.
Soho Theatre 21 Dean St
020 7478 0100
Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd
- 21 Dean St
- 020 7478 0100
- 21 Dean St
- Soho Theatre
Theatre. Off-West End. Comedy. Cabaret. Clubs. Things to do
Internet access. Wireless (free). Eating and drinking facilities. Bar. Restaurant. Accessible facilities. Wheelchair access. Devices for the hearing-impaired. General facilities. Available for hire
What's on at Soho Theatre
Stand-up, Big-name talent, Work-in-progress
One of the finest comedians this country has ever produced, Stewart Lee returns to Soho with a series of work-in-progress shows. But I'm afraid these tickets went so fast you'll be Ang Lee that you missed out.
Hurwitz and Blumenfel, probably better known as Jake and Amir, are stars of their wildly popular internet series, which has had over 500,000 views per episode. These London shows sold out super-quickly, but some extra dates have been added. Get in there...
Solo shows, Storytelling, Political comedy
Host of Radio 4's 'Week in Westminster' and Chief Political Columnist of The Independent, Steve Richards now presents a live solo storytelling-comedy show, with totally true anecdotes about what happens behind-the-scenes in politics.
Stand-up, Character comedy
This inventive, leftfield comedy night has gained a huge cult following, with tickets selling out well in advance. ACMS gigs are anarchic, unpredictable and heaps of fun, with comics performing stranger comedy sets that might not work at the more mainstream...
Stand-up, Sketch shows, Character comedy, Musical comedy
Before he was all over the telly, the wonderful Dan Clark (star of hit sitcom 'How Not to Live Your Life') used to run a super-cool comedy gig which features some of the finest bills in town. Now, he's reviving Clark's for three nights at the Soho Theatre....
Stand-up, Solo shows, Storytelling
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
‘I have to try really hard tonight,’ says Paul F Tompkins, three nights in to his two-week run at the Soho Theatre; his London debut. ‘You people have paid more money than the previous two nights.’ Whether he’s putting any extra oomph into his show this...
Solo shows, Musical comedy
The Limerick-based plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo – responsible for YouTube sensation 'Horse Outside' and Chortle Award winners in 2012 – smack Soho in the face with their high-energy, marvellously silly show. Of course, the Bandits don't describe...
Cabaret, Books and poetry
- Critics' choice
The gay bingo gang – Jonny Woo, Ma Butcher and Jon Sizzle – are back so get those balls spinning! Expect their usual hot mess of car-crash fabulosity plus showstopping new routines, tunes, tongue-twisting and, oh yes, 69.