Soho Theatre

Theatre, Off-West End Soho
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Soho Theatre entrance (Heloise Bergman / Time Out)
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Soho Theatre sign (Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out)
Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out
Soho Theatre performace (Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out
Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out

Soho Theatre performace (Heloise Bergman / Time Out)
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Soho Theatre exterior (Heloise Bergman  / Time Out)
Heloise Bergman / Time Out

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.


Venue name: Soho Theatre
Address: 21 Dean St
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd
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  • Cabaret and burlesque Until Saturday July 1 2017
  • Stand-up Until Friday July 7 2017
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  • Contemporary theatre Friday June 30 2017 - Saturday July 1 2017
  • Cabaret and burlesque Friday June 30 2017 - Friday July 28 2017
  • Sketch shows Monday July 3 2017
  • Stand-up Monday July 3 2017
  • Drama Wednesday July 5 2017 - Saturday July 22 2017
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Tiago Almeida

An eclectic programme makes for a visit to this venue well worth it. A mixture of comedy, theatre, dance and music on any given night of the week. Good value for money too. The bar is basic but serves your needs for pre-performance drinks and you can even take your drinks inside which is great. Highly recommended!


Small, intimate little venue. The service at the bar needs a lot of work and until that improves, I’d advise drinking somewhere else beforehand but other than that it was alright, good place to see comics trying out new material. We saw Paul Chowdhury who was pretty freaking good!

Poppy L

This is a brilliant central theatre right in the heart of soho. Surrounded by bars and restaurants, the theatre is great at selecting and showing new theatre and comedy. The theatre is open to all, with a relatively young audience and accessible prices. Definitely worth a visit!

The Man on the Street

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.

Daniel L

watched Barbarians (technically not in Soho Theatre but produced in conjunction with them at a nearby offsite) which blew my mind. The passion and the realism of the whole experience really drew me in and did not feel at all like the 2.5 hours it lasted for. One of the few semi-immersive experiences where the audience moved along in different settings, and each one had a purpose. 

The actors were stand out and casting for them was amazing. Definitely another standout performance from the tooting arts club!

Jonny McWilliams

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.