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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The Scots are in town with their award-winning sex comedy. Starring the hilariously mismatched James Young and Amy Cocachan, Wendy Hoose co-directed by Johnny McKnight and Robert Softley Gale explores love, dating and disability from a contemporary perspective...Comedy Monday May 2 2016 - Saturday May 7 2016Read more
Marcus Brigstocke: Why The Long Face?
Social and political commentary from the long-faced stand-up and popular satirist known for his frequent appearances on TV panel shows.Stand-up Monday May 2 2016 - Saturday May 7 2016Read more
The Vaudevillians: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales
Jinkx Monsoon is blessed with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. After becoming an audience favourite on ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’ she was deservedly crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar in 2013; and three years on, the Soho audience is more than familiar...Musicals Monday May 2 2016 - Wednesday May 18 2016Read more
Dane Baptiste – Reasonable Doubts
South East Londoner Dane Baptiste – who was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2014 – follows up that gong-nominated debut with an insightful, thought-provoking new stand-up show. In 'Reasonable Doubts', the slick,...Stand-up Tuesday May 3 2016 - Saturday May 7 2016Read more
Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap
Danish stand-up Sofie Hagen deservedly won the Best Newcomer gong at the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. On the surface, Hagen's debut solo show, 'Bubblewrap', seems like it's about the comic's ongoing obsession with Irish boyband Westlife: as...Stand-up Friday May 6 2016 - Saturday May 7 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 May 9 2016 - Monday July 11 2016Read more
Eggs Collective Get A Round
Performance artists Eggs Collective's work is a joyful reflection of the power of female friendship. In messy, playful style, they evoke the pleasures of a good night out, and the deeper meaning behind it too.Comedy Tuesday May 10 2016 - Saturday May 14 2016Read more
Alex Edelman: Everything Handed To You
This young comic's confident delivery, smart jokes and brilliantly pedantic stories have wowed audiences and critics alike. The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards judges loved him, and awarded the New York- and Boston-raised comic Best Newcomer for 'Millennial',...Stand-up Tuesday May 10 2016 - Wednesday May 25 2016Read more
Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping Of A Butterfly's Wings
Ed Aczel’s mumbled lines and cackhanded stage manner are an acquired taste. But his brand of unfunniness is just, well, funny. Far too few comedians use an overheard projector and handwritten graphs as a central prop: Ed Aczel refuses to make that mistake....Stand-up Tuesday May 10 2016 - Wednesday May 11 2016Read more
The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire
Lieven Scheire, a former guest on QI off-shoot podcast 'No Such Thing as A Fish' and humourously inquisitive radio show 'Museum of Curiosity', has been billed as Belgium’s funniest physicist. And if that isn’t an accolade, we don’t know what is. In this...Stand-up Thursday May 12 2016 - Saturday May 14 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.