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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Jayde Adams: 31
Jayde Adams' surreal look at her 31 years on earth features a stage decked with sequinned leotards. It's the site of a costumed cabaret tour through her awkward childhood and extroverted adulthood, that airs uncomfortable anecdotes and spectacular talents...Stand-up Until Saturday January 7 2017Read more
This likeable, imaginative and meandering one-man show sees Irish writer-actor and serial one-man-show merchant Pat Kinevane (‘Forgotten’, ‘Silent’) lead us through the life and death of a Cork woman who struggles not to be defined by a facial disfigurement...Until Saturday December 17 2016Read more
Nick Cody: Come Get Some!
Nick's mammoth breakout last year made him one of the 10 best reviewed shows of the festival! He's tour support for Jim Jeffries and Bill Burr, and a killer headliner in his own right, with a sold out Australia tour and playing packed houses in NY, LA,...Stand-up Until Saturday December 10 2016Read more
Sophie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter
The 2015 winner of the coveted Best Newcomer prize at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards confronts her inner and outer demons in a hilarious and deeply personal show.Stand-up Until Saturday December 17 2016Read more
This review is from 'Fleabag's original run at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 2013 Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show ‘Fleabag’ is unbelievably rude, astoundlingly filthy and she’s almost certainly going to go to hell for it. It is also extremely funny...Drama Until Friday December 16 2016Read more
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Unwrapped
They’re back! But this time the world’s premier Jewish, Narcoleptic drag queen – and winner of season 5 of Ru Paul’s drag race (who uses the pronoun they) – isn’t playing Kitty Witless as they did in the Vaudevillians, they’re Jinkx. Piano-playing sidekick...Musicals Until Saturday December 10 2016Read more
Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons
Alt cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat performs this exploration of our relationships with icons, from Whitney to Elvis to Wagner. He'll lend his velvety voice to renditions of hits from the greats, as well as looking at how his own experiences as a drag...Monday December 12 2016 - Saturday January 7 2017Read more
Grainne Maguire: Great People Making Great Choices
The forthright joker, as seen on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, presents a show about making important decisions, and if we're best place to even do so.Stand-up Monday December 12 2016Read more
Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman
Soho Theatre's somewhat leftfield interpretation of a Christmas show is a chaotic look at attitudes to menstruation. Marisa Carnesky's cabaret monologue 'Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman' mixes music, silliness, and serious research into cultural...Drama Tuesday December 13 2016 - Friday December 30 2016Read more
Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety
The comedian, who regularly frequents BBC 2's Mock the Week, BBC 1's The John Bishop Show, Radio 4's The Now Show and C4's 8 out of 10 Cats, deals with monogamy.Stand-up Tuesday December 13 2016 - Wednesday December 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.