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Park Theatre

Theatre, Fringe Finsbury Park
5 out of 5 stars
(25user reviews)
Park Theatre

Time Out says

This Finsbury Park theatre offers an ever-changing line-up of new shows

Park Theatre counts some of theatre's biggest names amongst its fans, not least Ian McKellen, who recently donated the proceeds of a week-long run of his solo show to the theatre's kitty. And these friends in high places, plus plenty of local donors, mean that it's a much more professional outfit than your average unfunded neighbourhood theatre.

It puts on around 20 new shows a year, in two spaces: main stage Park200 and smaller studio Park90. They're generally new writing, but of a slightly more staid variety than you'd get at the likes of Bush Theatre or Theatre503. Expect a mix of issue-led dramas, new comedies, and star vehicles for veteran British actors. Its biggest hit so far has been David Haig's 'Pressure', which landed a West End transfer in 2018.

Park Theatre is housed in a shiny modern building tucked away on a quiet street behind Finsbury Park station. It opened in 2013, under the auspices of artistic director Jez Bond, who oversaw the building's £2.6 million creation from an old office block which stood on the site. Park Theatre has two cafe/bar areas - a spacious one upstairs, and a more hectic one downstairs - and both are popular with both laptop-toting locals and theatre fans waiting to see a show.  

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Address: Clifton Terrace
London
N4 3JP
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park; Rail: Finsbury Park
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  • Comedy Until Saturday November 30 2019
  • Drama Until Saturday December 7 2019
  • Children's Wednesday December 4 2019 - Saturday January 4 2020
  • Comedy Wednesday December 11 2019 - Saturday January 4 2020

Users say (25)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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tastemaker

Fantastic little neighbourhood theatre. Hidden down a backstreet in Finsbury Park, it has a couple of nice bars, friendly staff and great selection of events

Tastemaker

What a fantastic place The Park Theatre is! Found in the back streets of Finsbury park is the great arts venue. You can always catch a good play here. With many top actors leading casts of brill actors and always putting on new works of theatre. They have a smaller space upstairs for more scratch performances too. They have two bars and out door seating. A really relaxed vibe and a place just to come and hang out of an afternoon too. Good food menu,healthy food and yummy naughty cakes! Tickets are reasonably priced too. Well worth a visit. 

Tastemaker

Absolute theatre gem! Small local theatre in Finsbury Park with modern interiors, two theatre stages and a beautiful coffee/drink bar. Each theatre production is excellently prepared making Park Theatre the absolute destination for every theatre lover for off West End productions.

Tastemaker

Despite living in the area, I didn't know this theatre venue existed until recently. It's a fantastic, intimate space with a great programme of shows. There is also a fantastic cafe / bar - worth a visit even if you aren't seeing anything at the theatre!

tastemaker

A very intimate theatre stage and rustic very unique with brick work around. No matter where you sit you will get a good view. I love the fact they also have a nice cafe area where you can buy a nice homemade sandwich , cake or soup.

I went along and saw Raising Martha the play was quite interesting even though I got lost in parts but there was a lot of tongue in cheek jokes that kept me interested in listening out for those. The second part of the play was better than the first.


A perfectly sized theatre showing a good range of plays. And if you just want to pop in for a coffee, you can even take your dog with you!


This new venue packs a huge cultural punch. I've been amazed by the quality of the shows they've staged since opening.


Fab theatre, great atmosphere and lots of good plays at non west end prices


Lovely little theatre with some truly great shows. The shows I've seen have sparked such emotion.

tastemaker

With fantastic transport links, situated right next to Finsbury Park Station, this is a vibrant and welcoming, friendly theatre, with cafe/bar on both the ground and first floor and good mobility access to all floors.  There are 3 theatres within the building:  a 200 seat, a 90 seat and StudioTheatres.  It has immersed itself in its local community and offers events and a variety of courses and workshops for all ages and abilities, coached by very professional and supportive staff.  There are some very good productions here,performed  in the comparatively intimate setting of their theatres, some attracting international stars.  Ticket prices are very affordable.  A welcome asset to an area that is definitely on the up.

Tastemaker

Such a lovely cafe at Park Theatre moments away from finsbury park station. I visited on a Sunday afternoon for a casual coffee with friends. Pleasant atmosphere and cute interior split in two floors. They've got books hanging from the ceiling as decor. Loved it! I definitely want to go to a play!


Saw brainstorm and a night with Jimmy saville this year, brilliant venue, great space, quirky and cool.


Award-winning programming, and a really lovely atmosphere in the bar and cafe areas - what's not to love?


an absolute gem! I've seen 4 productions here, all first rate, excellent cast, staging, direction etc and at a more reasonable ticket price than the west end

Tastemaker

I've not seen a bad show at Park Theatre.  The team put on interesting theatre and punch above their weight in terms of attracting acting talent.

Great value for good theatre away from the West End.  Both theatres are small enough to be intimate, even the back row is still close to the action.  The Tuesday night discount tickets for North London residents make this even more affordable for a night out.

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