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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The Political History of Smack and Crack
This pacy trip through decades of Manchester's untold history comes to Soho Theatre after a hit run at the 2018 Edinburgh fringe. 'The Political History of Smack and Crack' follows two heroin users with unresolved romantic tension that simmers through...Drama
‘Underground Railroad Game’ review
This review is from ‘Underground Railroad Game’s run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard’s ‘Underground Railroad Game’ comes to the Fringe with a pedigree that no other show here would even dare dream of: The New York Times recently...Experimental Until Saturday October 13 2018
From messy nights out to morning-after regrets, Karen Cogan's solo show about life as a queer woman in Ireland. Co-produced by Soho Theatre and Dublin company Fishamble, it's an authentic narrative of friendship and romantic obsession set in '90s Cor...Drama Monday September 24 2018 - Saturday October 20 2018
A newly qualified teacher mixes inspiring young women with pina coladas and Tinder adventures in Maddie Rice's solo show. 'Pickle Jar' comes to Soho Theatre after a premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, where Rice earned warm reviews for her subtle dissection...Drama Monday September 24 2018 - Saturday October 20 2018
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick): Pirate Radio
Incredible hip-hop improviser Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) just keep getting better and better. Broderick creates off-the-cuff raps and songs from a handful of audience suggestions with astonishing results, and each year his show has a different format,...Improv Monday October 1 2018 - Saturday October 6 2018
Angelos Epithemiou: Live at the O2 (Soho Theatre)
Dan Skinner's Sainsbury's bag carrying, burger van owning character creation has got a big confused and thinks he's playing an arena when he's actually performing in a Fringe theatre. Still, he'll be delighting the intimate crowd with his oddball mus...Character Monday October 1 2018 - Monday November 5 2018
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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.