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.
If every there were a place in London to get a year-round taste of the Edinburgh Fringe it's here: because comedians and cabaret are an integral part of its bill, because so much theatre work from the Fringe transfers down here, and because with its multiple rooms, late shows and ever-buzzing bar, it does feel like an Edinburgh Fringe venue – and a good one too.
It has to be said that Soho excels in almost every area apart from the production of good in house work, something it's consistently struggled with (though it has many fine co-productions). But this barely impacts on anybody's good time, and it's hard to hold it against the most fun theatre in central London.
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Michael McIntyre: Work In Progress
Observational humour as the energetic and quintessentially middle-class stand-up tries out new material based on the absurd nature of everyday events.Stand-up Until Friday September 9 2016Read more
Zoe Coombs Marr – Trigger Warning
We love a bit of comedy about comedy. Aussie favourite Zoe Coombs Marr’s first show was a fuck you to male chauvinists and an ace parody of lazy stand-up. She played Dave, a generic male comedian who likes beer, sex, women and football. In this follow...Stand-up Tuesday August 30 2016 - Saturday September 10 2016Read more
Zoe Coombs-Marr: Trigger Warning
Prior to a trip to the Edinburgh festival, the artist tries out her latest routine.Stand-up Tuesday August 30 2016 - Saturday September 10 2016Read more
Coffee House Sessions: Lauren Rycroft
The Leeds-based singer-songwriter and her band perform.Pop Wednesday August 31 2016Read more
Belarus Free Theatre are banned in their native country, thanks to their opposition to a repressive government. Their new performance explores the individual stories of persecuted artists living under dictatorships. These include Russian artist Petr Pavlensky,...Drama Wednesday August 31 2016 - Saturday September 24 2016Read more
Tom Walker: Beep Boop
The winner of the Best Newcomer award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 performs his critically-acclaimed debut show.Wednesday August 31 2016 - Wednesday September 7 2016Read more
Steen Raskopoulos: You Know The Drill
The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee and co-star of BBC Three's Top Coppers performs his show, with a cavalcade of unique comedy characters and inspired spontaneity.Sketch shows Friday September 2 2016 - Saturday September 3 2016Read more
The revolutionary American provocateur, drag queen and performer presents a schizophrenic kaleidoscope of ferocious visions and mind-altering jams.Cabaret and burlesque Friday September 2 2016 - Saturday September 17 2016Read more
Nazeem Hussain: Hussain In The Membrane
The Sri Lankan Australian comedian, actor, and radio presenter presents his latest material characterised by his incisive political and cultural observational brand of humour.Stand-up Monday September 5 2016 - Saturday September 17 2016Read more
Two Man Show
Award-winning performance duo RashDash (Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen) play feuding brothers in their fizzing new show about the pitfalls of the patriarchy. They'll explore the confusing, difficult reality of being a man, and explore why sexism is bad...Drama Tuesday September 6 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016Read more
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Just a minute or two off Shaftesbury Avenue , yet the theatregoing experience is so different here. I love this place. The bar is worth a visit all on its own. The performances and spaces are varied. I have seen everything from the bonkers Rubber Bandits downstairs to some pretty cool theatre and comedy in spaces upstairs. I wish London had more places like this right in the heart of town.
Right in the heart of Soho with nice eating and drinking establishments nearby, there is always a good show on here without the prices of larger venues - I love it.