East London’s favourite theatre can be found on a backstreet by Dalston Junction station.
The Southwark Playhouse is a beacon of independent theatre, hosting new work and pulling in artistic directors who go on to work at a national level.
The Harold Pinter Theatre was originally a Victorian theatre for comedy and comedy is still what it’s known for.
One of London’s most famous theatres, The Old Vic in Waterloo has been part of London’s life on stage since 1818.
The National Theatre on the South Bank actually has three theatres and puts on up to 25 different shows a year.
London and possibly Europe’s finest venue dedicated to all things dance, Sadler’s Wells is a true delight for dance fans.
This Elizabethan theatre was opened in the 1990s as a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe where he debuted many of his plays.
One of London’s only open air theatres, the delightful amphitheatre in Regent’s Park opens every summer for Shakespeare and comedies.
London has a proud history of small theatre pubs, where up-and-coming playwrights and actors cut their teeth.
On the noisy Highbury & Islington roundabout sits the Hen & Chickens. It’s been part of London’s smaller theatre scene for decades.