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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21 Dean St
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Rd|
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Teenager Iona is being bullied at school in Dublin, so she decides to emigrate - but soon she and her silent, suit-wearing best friend Pingu (who's played by non-binary actor Elise Heaven) are in more trouble than ever. Lisa Carroll's play is a witty,...Drama Until Saturday December 8 2018
Natalie Palamides: Nate
Technically a comedy show, this piece from rising-star performer Natalie Palamides is a hilarious and eventually troubling look at consent. In it, the American comic’s douchebag male alter-ego Nate hugs, fights and drinks with his audience, before going...Character Until Saturday December 1 2018
This all-singing, all-dancing cabaret show is hosted by 'Denim', who have graduated from being Cambridge University's only drag troupe to fringe stardom. Their new show 'The Reunion Tour' has queens Glamrou La Denim, Aphrodite Greene, Crystal Vaginova,...Cabaret and burlesque Until Saturday December 1 2018
Alfie Brown: Lunatic
Alfie Brown – easily one of the bravest voices on the comedy circuit right now – unapologetically tackles difficult topics with profound intelligence and sharp wit. ‘Lunatic’ is about identity politics and was a smash hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe...Stand-up Monday November 26 2018 - Saturday December 1 2018
Daniel Sloss: X
Young Scottish comic Daniel Sloss – who describes himself as 'half man/half X-Box' – has received a big boost in profile since his two Netflix specials started streaming. Now he's on tour with his latest show, 'X', which tackles sensitive subjects smartly...Stand-up Monday December 3 2018 - Thursday January 17 2019
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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.
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