Rosemary Branch Theatre

Theatre, Private theatres Islington
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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With space for 67, this bonbon-sized theatre serves the area sandwiched between Angel and Shoreditch and is a local treasure. The site’s entertainment roots stretch back to Victorian times, records suggesting the then music hall played host to Marie Lloyd, Little Titch and possibly even Charlie Chaplin. In 1992 artistic directors Cecilia Darker and Cleo Sylvestre took hold of the reigns, refurbishing the pub theatre and putting on a safe mix of plays, music and exhibitions.


Venue name: Rosemary Branch Theatre
Address: 2A Shepperton Rd
N1 3DT
Transport: Tube: Old Street
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  • Musical Sunday August 6 2017 - Sunday September 3 2017
  • Dance and electronic Wednesday August 9 2017
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  • Dance and electronic Wednesday November 8 2017
  • Drama Saturday December 2 2017

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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Jennifer S

To be fair, this review is only for the pub food. I swing by early Saturday afternoon to only a few people inside, but the atmosphere was traditionally pub-cosy. I sat at the bar and ordered the sweet potato, carrot and squash soup with double cream and two slices of sourdough with bread. The soup was decent; not the best I've had but tasty enough. For takeaway, I ordered the veg stew with chickpeas, aubergine, squash, courgette, etc. atop of quinoa. Very tasty! The bartender was also very friendly, which lended to a great overall experience. Dogs are welcomed in the pub and there seems to be a range of ales on tap and two ciders. I'm interested in checking out the theatre now!

Selena G

Amazing comedy and great immersive theatre. Really welcoming staff and atmosphere. And a pub downstairs with great food and drinks. We really had an amazing night out.


Brilliant small théâtre over a pub selling décent béer - you can quaff and watch great plays - the Jane Austen was superb !

Katie G

A buzzing atmosphere, friendly, welcoming, creative, exciting. There is always news here. There is always something to chat about. The owners, directors and the bar staff get to know their regulars, and welcome new faces with enthusiasm and a great energy. I absolutely adore this place.


Outstanding production of Romeo and Juliet directed by a young female American producer that gives a fresh take on this play. Here we find seven young actors playing fourteen parts, effortlessly changing from one to another. Totally captivating, we were thoroughly immersed in the emotions portrayed and entertained by the moments of humour, found in this piece. See it while you can