Hen and Chickens Theatre

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4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Hen and Chickens Theatre
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This dinky, black box theatre (seating only 54) above a cosy Victorian corner pub in Islington is well known as the place to see great solo comedy shows, especially those warming up for a tour. Acts have included the likes of Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle and Rhona Cameron.


Venue name: Hen and Chickens Theatre
Address: 109 St Paul's Rd
Highbury Corner
N1 2NA
Transport: Tube: Highbury & Islington
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I'm normally pretty 'up' on my fringe venues but the Hen and Chickens Theatre had slipped me by until recently. It follows a tried and tested fringe set up and once in the theatre, you'd be hard pushed to distinguish it from any others. Saying that, the space seems to be well laid out if a little lacking in versatility. The pub below is quite small (compared to, say, the Etcetera in Camden) which limits the noise drifting up during performances times. Although there are inevitably some patrons who just want to booze, it does seem that most are there for the theatre. Staff were polite, beers were well priced and the show was good. I'd go back.