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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This Much (Or An Act Of Violence Towards The Institution Of Marriage)
How do we define ourselves through our relationships? Gar can't decide what he wants - a wedding ring or fun and games. Royal Court young writer John Fitzpatrick's Edinburgh Fringe hit is a witty look at love, commitment, and wedding discos.Drama Until Saturday July 2 2016Read more
The Sussex-based singer-songwriter and pianist brings her pop originals to the stage.Pop Wednesday June 29 2016Read more
Award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell (and daughter of comedian Jenny Eclair) has penned this look at the life of a young single mum living in Peckham. She explores the changing landscape of a gentrifying London, in a tragi-comic story of motherhood...Drama Tuesday July 5 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016Read more
Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire
Political satire from the writer and radio regular, who responds to audience questions about the state of the world, including the thorny issues of Syria, criminal justice and the lyrics of Carly Rae Jepsen.Stand-up Monday July 11 2016Read more
The Tiger Lillies: Love For Sale
The cabaret trio reimagine some of Cole Porter's best-loved songs in this Opera North Projects commission.Cabaret and burlesque Thursday July 14 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016Read more
The New York alt-cabaret performer makes her UK debut with her band, The Tender Moments.Cabaret and burlesque Saturday July 16 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016Read more
Jen Kirkman: I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself
Massachusetts-born stand-up Jen Kirkman is back in London with her latest show, after a great run in 2015. Across the Atlantic, Kirkman's known for her appearances on 'Chelsea Lately' (she was also a writer on the show), and lots of UK fans will know...Stand-up Monday July 18 2016 - Saturday July 23 2016Read more
Pappy's: Secret Dudes Society
Sketch comedy from award-winning trio Matthew Crosby, Ben Clark and Tom Parry.Stand-up Monday July 25 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
Two Man Show
Award-winning performance duo RashDash (Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen) are two women who'll play men in their 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.