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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Two Man Show
The easiest thing to decipher about ‘Two Man Show’ is the name. RashDash are in fact two women (Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland), and they’re joined here by a third, musician Becky Wilkie. But the most narratively conventional portions of the piece see...Drama Until Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Theresa Ikoko’s multi-award-winning new play explores the real stories behind the splashy headlines. Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema are three teenage friends whose lives are torn apart when they're kidnapped. Away from their home, each must struggle to su...Drama Until Saturday October 29 2016Read more
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 13 years later Kieran returns to the Fringe with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. A brand new show from...Stand-up Until Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Stewart Lee: Content Provider
After four years writing and performing twelve half hours of stand up for his TV show, this is work in progress towards Stewart's first brand new full-length live show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.Stand-up Wednesday September 28 2016Read more
Chris McCausland: Jesus Was Married And Look How It Turned Out For Him
The blind stand-up shares sharp observations about parenthood in the dark, being married to a talkative woman and owning possibly the world's dumbest Guide dog.Stand-up Thursday September 29 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Hans Teeuwen: Real Rancour
Absurd, unpredictable comedy from the stand-up who mixes clowning and cabaret.Stand-up Thursday September 29 2016 - Thursday October 6 2016Read more
Josie Long: Something Better
Josie Long has spent years shrugging off her reputation as the queen of quirk with a series of passionate, angry but ultimately optimistic political shows. It’s done her good, too – two of them received Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations. 2014...Stand-up Friday September 30 2016 - Saturday October 15 2016Read more
Clara Brennan’s comic, fiercely political monologue 'Spine' comes to Soho after a national tour. It explores what happens when a teenage girl strikes up an unlikely bond with Glenda, an elderly East Ender who's determined to change the world - starting...Drama Monday October 3 2016 - Saturday October 8 2016Read more
Horne Section: Jam Sessions
The group perform a mix of music and comedy, with support from special guests.Musical Monday October 3 2016 - Monday November 14 2016Read more
Alan Carr: Work In Progress
The BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning comedian, author and exuberant host of Chatty Man, tries out new material in preparation for a forthcoming tour.Stand-up Monday October 3 2016 - Tuesday October 4 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.