In July and August 2015 we conducted a public online poll of London’s favourite theatres – and the results are intriguing. All the big names are in there – you people really love the National Theatre, it turns out – but proving you're a discerning bunch there’s a fine showing for some of London's smaller, hipper theatres.
No West End theatre made the top ten, though maybe the odds were stacked against venues without artistic directors. Based on an editorially chosen shortlist of 35 theatres, our poll attracted thousands of votes. We’ll be doing it all again next year – only better, with the option to vote for EVERY London theatre. For now, congratulations to the top ten, and everyone else, because in theatre, everyone’s a winner, all the time.
Top ten theatre venues in London
It’s been an astonishing few years for the Young Vic, which has scored hit after hit by bringing avant-garde directors from around the world and pairing them up with first-rate Brit acting talent. Its recent ‘A View from the Bridge’ was probably the definitive production of the Arthur Miller classic.
Our top theatre openings this month
London's theatre calendar is flooded with exciting new shows, big names and hotshot directors, and there's no way anyone can see them all. But here the Time Out theatre team have picked ten shows opening in London this month that you won't regret booking for.