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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Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Fresh from winning the 2016 Edinburgh comedy award, Richard Gadd pitches up for an extended run at Soho Theatre. ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ is a departure from the balls-out anarchy of Gadd’s previous work, the unhinged 'Waiting for Gaddot', which caused...Stand-up Until Saturday November 12 2016Read more
Kidnapped pals Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema live in a deadly jihadi-controlled world that is thousands of miles away from the privileged New York of Lena Dunham and co. But rising star Theresa Ikoko’s short play lends them a voice that is just as funny and...Drama Until Saturday October 29 2016Read more
Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian
The Indian performer's stand-up show mixes comedy and dishonesty. He tells some stories from his life and lets the audience decide which of them are true or false.Stand-up Until Saturday November 5 2016Read more
Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying
Original songs and hyper-surreal high fashion in the show by the critically-acclaimed musical satirists.Musical Until Saturday October 29 2016Read more
Pappy's: Secret Dudes Society
The stars of BBC Three's Badults and two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees perform sketches, with special guests.Stand-up Monday October 31 2016 - Monday December 19 2016Read more
Bits Of Me Are Falling Apart
Soho artistic director Steve Marmion and comic Adrian Edmondson adapt William Leith's bestselling, brutally candid novel 'Bits Of Me Are Falling Apart' for the stage. This story of a dysfunctional middle aged man sleeping on a mattress in his office will...Comedy Wednesday November 2 2016 - Saturday December 3 2016Read more
Susan Calman: The Calman Before The Storm
Glaswegian comic Scot Calman – a regular on Radio 4's 'The News Quiz' and as seen on 'Have I Got News For You' and 'QI' – brings her latest solo show to London following another sell-out run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. Calman's always funny and charming,...Stand-up Tuesday November 8 2016 - Saturday November 19 2016Read more
Horne Section: Jam Sessions
The group perform a mix of music and comedy, with support from special guests.Musical Monday November 14 2016Read more
A daring new play by acclaimed playwright Frazer Flintham, which explores pioneering scientific research and the complex human dilemmas linked to preventative medicine. Developed in collaboration with Manchester-based charity Prevent Breast Cancer.Drama Tuesday November 15 2016 - Saturday November 19 2016Read more
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The Crick Crack Club Presents: Feasts of Fairytales
The Girl Who Married A Dog, The Iron Man, The Rising Cost of Cabbage and The Remarkable Tale of Robert Desnos appear in a four-month series of stories told by members of the UK's best storytelling club. Nell Phoenix, Ben Haggarty (pictured), Alys Torrance,...Performances Monday November 21 2016 - Monday December 19 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.