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Pleasance Theatre
Carpenters Mews
North Road
N7 9EF
020 7609 1800
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Caledonian Road
About Pleasance Theatre

Just a short stroll from Caledonian Road Tube station (only four stops from Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line) is an elegant courtyard, very similar to that of Pleasance Edinburgh. “One of Islington’s hidden gems” Guardian. There you will find the very splendid Shillibeer’s Restaurant, and just up the stairs, the relaxed atmosphere of the Pleasance and the Hamish D Bar.

Pleasance Islington is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in London, and brings the famous atmosphere of the Pleasance Courtyard to this sleepy corner of Islington all year round. In an industry that still views the West End as the pinnacle of things theatre, just 10 minutes away there is a mass of new writers, actors, and directors creating brilliant and inventive new work. The Pleasance, for many, is where it all begins, it is a laboratory for emerging new talent. Our priority is to provide a platform that supports that talent.

Pleasance Islington is home to three theatre spaces, both intimate and distinctly comfortable. Our 230 seat Main House has been host to Bill Bailey, the Mighty Boosh, Mark Thomas, Simon Amstell, Mitchell and Webb, We are Klang, and a whole heap of other comedians. In the Theatre programme highlights include, Red Shift’s Vertigo, The Alchemist, Tim Rice’s production of Blondel, Corpus Christi, Killer Joe, Stonewall and The Madness of George Dubbya. Our cosy 54 seat studio’s programme has included Danny Morrison’s award winning play, The Wrong Man, The Dog eared collective, Creative First Theatre, as well as comedy from if.commedie winner Brendon Burns, Ivan Brakenbury, Paul Sinha, Rhod Gilbert and Fat Tounge. The StageSpace is made possible by the generous support of The Stage Newspaper. Our Downstairs space is developed with Triple E and provides an innovative space for emerging talent.

Pleasance is a disability friendly theatre, and our facilities include wheelchair accessible toilets and lift access for the main house and foyer, an induction loop at the box office and an infra-red hearing system in both theatres. Large print copies of the brochure are available on request. Check our website for accessible performances.


Pleasance Theatre
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Caledonian Road
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