Theatre & Drama


Theatres & drama performances in the London area, theatre companies, plays, shows, musicals, comedies, productions of every kind including youth and children's theatre, theatre clubs and amateur dramatics, workshops and summer schools.

    Royal National Theatre
    At its home on London's South Bank, the National offers an unrivalled range of classics, spectacular musicals, new plays and entertainment for all the family.
    South Bank
    SE1 9PX
    020 7452 3400

    Arcola Theatre
    Home to the largest studio theatres in East London. In one building it has two studio theatres for performances and rehearsal, an art gallery, cafe and bar. Arcola theatre is at the hub of the local artistic and cultural community.
    London
    E8 2DJ
    020 7503 1645

    Young Vic Theatre
    Leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. They aim to create and present great productions of the great plays of the world repertoire to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
    The Cut
    SE1 8LZ
    020 7922 2922

    Wimbledon Theatre
    The Box Office will take tickets bookings for both the Wimbledon Theatre and the Wimbledon Studio Theatre
    Wimbledon
    SW19 1QG
    0870 060 6646

    Arc Theatre
    Specialise in creating and performing theatre that challenges assumptions & causes real change in the way people relate to one another at work, school, the community. Facilitators, performers, storytellers, workshop leaders are highly trained.
    Barking, Essex
    IG11 7BT
    020 8594 1095

    Whatsonstage.com
    Leading guide to whats on at London theatres (theaters) and the whole of the UK. Comprehensive listings, reviews, news, ticket sales and seating plans. All of the West End shows, musicals, plays and opera.

    Fringe Report
    Reviews fringe theatre in London.

    Tricycle Theatre
    Produces a challenging and innovative programme of theatre, cinema and visual arts attracting the local community and audiences from far beyond its home.
    Kilburn
    NW6 7JR
    020 7328 1000

    Etcetera Theatre
    One of London's best known pub theatres situated above The Oxford Arms on Camden High Street. New writing, revivals, comedy, magic, musicals, readings and previews.
    Camden High Street
    NW1 7BU
    020 7482 4857

    Lyric Theatre Hamersmith
    An exciting contemporary theatre in a uniquely beautiful and atmospheric setting.
    Hammersmith - Tube
    W6 0QL
    020 8741 2311


    William Trotter
    Voice coaching for actors, voice problems, vocal development, text. High quality voice and speech teaching in London. Training for acting, presenting, business, media, stage and anyone wishing to benefit from developing their speech.
    London
    020 8459 7594

    Theatre Workout
    A theatre company specialising in the creation of bespoke theatre workshops and events. Working in the West End, Theatre Workout is an official partner of many major West End productions.
    West End
    020 8144 2290

    National Youth Music Theatre
    London-based non-profit music theatre company for young people, offering auditions, workshops and courses, and touring productions locally and world-wide.
    020 7734 7478

    Archway Theatre, The
    A thriving "little theatre" located under the railway arches at Horley, near Gatwick, providing 95 seats accommodation.
    Horley, Surrey
    RH6 7NQ
    01293 784398

    Donmar Warehouse
    The theatre has a diverse artistic policy that has created a reputation associated with artistic excellence. A 250-seat subsidised (not for profit) theatre.
    Covent Garden
    WC2H 9LX
    0844 871 7624

    Wimbledon Light Opera Society
    Founded in 1929, a friendly, flourishing society, of some 40 Members and 90 Associate Members producing shows twice yearly.
    Wimbledon

    Southwark Playhouse
    A vibrant theatre in the heart of Southwark, serving the widest possible constituency within the borough and beyond, providing a platform for emerging theatre practitioners and a programme of performance, education work and community drama.
    Southwark
    SE1 2TF
    020 7407 0234

    Ladder to the Moon
    A theatre company that works within communities in an interactive way, based in South London, creating professional, high quality, entertaining theatrical performance for/with those who wouldn’t normally experience it
    Battersea
    SW11 5QL
    020 7228 9700

    Guild Players
    Amateur drama group, rehearsing and staging productions at Finchley Methodist Church Hall since 1946
    Finchley
    N3 1NB

    Teddington Theatre Club
    Plays of all types - modern, classic, British, foreign, comedies, tragedies, musicals and dramas. Also organise workshops, play readings, theatre visits and social occasions such as quiz nights and coffee mornings.
    Hampton Hill, Middx
    TW12 1NY
    020 8979 9499

    The Stage Newspaper
    Publishing for the entertainment industry since 1880. Reviews and auditions
    020 7403 1818

    Phoenix Players
    Phoenix Players are an Amateur Musical Drama Society based in Dulwich, South London since 1983. They perform two shows a year: a panto in Winter and a more formal musical piece in Summer. They are a social group who meet once a week & welcome new members
    Dulwich, South London
    SE21 8BU

    The Downsview Players
    An enthusiastic, lively amateur dramatic society founded in 1931. This friendly sociable group produce two full length plays a year, as well as enjoying social time together. they meet weekly on a Tuesday evening at Downsview Methodist Church hall.
    Upper Norwood
    SE19 3XE
    020 8405 6134

    Oval House Theatre
    Theatre, dance and workshops
    Kennington Oval
    020 7582 7680

    The Cockpit
    A much-loved seventies theatre who present and produce shows, events and knees-ups of every stripe. They also run classes, training days, industry events and have spaces available for rehearsals, meetings, auditions, film and photo shoots.
    Marylebone
    NW8 8EH
    020 7258 2925

    Unicorn Theatre for Children
    One of the leading producers of professional theatre for children in Britain. Founded in 1947, their mission is to create amazing shows for children which are fun, challenging and exciting.
    Southwark
    SE1 2HZ
    020 7645 0500

    StageTalk.co.uk
    London theatre news, gossips and reviews.
    London
    UB1 1ES
    020 8123 3002

    Sadler's Wells
    Britain's number one dance venue with a wonderful range of productions for adults & children.
    Angel - Tube
    EC1R 4TN
    020 7863 8198

    Soho Theatre
    Playing a unique and award winning role in the devlopment of new theatre writing in Britain for more than twenty five years
    Soho
    W1D 3NE
    020 7478 0100

    Hackney Empire Theatre
    Official site
    020 8985 2424

    Millfield Theatre
    Vibrant and friendly theatre in Edmonton N18 providing arts and entertainment for the communities of Enfield and North London, youth theatre and children's productions in the school holidays.
    Edmonton
    N18 1PJ
    020 8887 7333

    The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
    Giant Olive is the resident theatre company of The Lion & Unicorn Theatre fringe theatre in Kentish Town. Giant Olive produces both quality classical productions as well as supporting and developing new work and new talent.
    Kentish Town
    NW5 2ED
    020 7419 6043

    Orange Tree Theatre
    London's only permanent theatre in the round. The policy of new plays, re-discoveries, foreign work and, occasionally, even in the round, musicals, makes The Orange Tree one of the most highly respected off-West-End theatres in London
    Richmond
    TW9 2SA
    020 8940 3633

    Pleasance Theatre London
    Independent theatre the Pleasance brings the best of theatre and comedy to Islington
    Caledonian Road -Tube
    N7 9EF
    020 7609 1800

    The Quay Players
    An amateur dramatics society established in 1997, who offer a very warm and friendly welcome to everyone. They rehearse in St Anne's Hall on a Tuesday 7.30pm-9.30pm, and generally perform two shows a year: panto at Christmas & a musical in July.
    Bermondsey - Dulwich
    SE1 5QH

    Youth Action Theatre
    YAT is dedicated to stimulating the love of drama and theatre through production experience in young people aged 16 to 25. Other than age, there is no restriction on membership which is completely free.
    Hampton Hill Playhouse
    TW12 1NY
    0870 474 1970

    Wilton's Music Hall
    Atmospheric and exciting opera and theatre in London's East End. Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving grand music hall.
    E1 8JB
    020 7702 9555

    Chelsea Theatre, The
    Offers its audiences exciting plays in friendly and comfortable surroundings. Plays host to a complementary programme of workshop activities
    King's Road
    SW10 0DR
    020 7352 1967

    Finborough Theatre, The
    One of London’s leading off-West End theatres.Award-winning actors, rave reviews and sell-out runs.
    Finborough Road
    SW10 9ED
    020 7373 3842

    Blue Elephant Theatre
    A vibrant arts venue aiming to nurture new and emerging artists across the performing arts. They promote cross-art-form work and all forms of theatre from physical & dance theatre to new writing and classics.
    Camberwell
    SE5 0XT
    020 7701 0100

    Questors Theatre
    One of the UK leading amateur theatres and has 4000+ members. It has one of the first fully adaptable theatres to be built in the UK
    Ealing
    W5 5BQ
     020 8567 0011

    Kinetic Theatre Company Ltd
    Professional Theatre-in-Education Company. Touring musical plays geared to the National Curriculum for science to primary schools and theatres in the UK. Our purpose is to supplement science teaching practices in a fun, dramatic yet educational way.
    Wimbledon
    SW19 3TZ
    020 8286 2613

    Ambassador Theatre Group
    ATG manage and own theatre venues throughout the country and is currently the second biggest theatre owning group in the West End and, separately, the second biggest in the regions, with a total of 19 buildings

    The LOST Theatre
    The LOST Theatre is a 181 seater Off West End London venue in Nine Elms near Stockwell dedicated to developing young and emerging talent. Cost effective rehearsal space.
    Wandsworth Road, Nine Elms
    SW8 2JU
    020 7622 9208

    Bob Hope Theatre
    The home of local amateur theatre
    Wythfield Rd, Eltham
    SE9 5TG
    020 8850 3702

    Fairfield Halls - The Ashcroft Theatre
    As well as receiving weekly touring productions of drama, musicals, ballet and opera, the theatre also stages children's shows, particularly during holiday periods, one-night events, concerts and films.
    Croydon
    CR9 1DG
    020 8681 0821

    Polka Theatre
    Polka Theatre is dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences, since the doors opened in 1979 this unique venue has been entertaining children with resonant, engaging and exciting theatre.
    Wimbledon
    SW19 1SB
    020 8543 4888

    Greenwich Theatre
    Greenwich Theatre presents a diverse programme of drama, musical and pantomime, plus two festivals of musical theatre per year.
    Greenwich
    SE10 8ES
    020 8858 7755

    Bush Theatre
    Established 30 years ago. The Bush Theatre has become an internationally renowned producer of new drama, bringing to Londoners the best in home-grown and international talent.
    Shepherds Bush
    W12 8QD
    020 7610 4224

    BAC
    Battersea Arts Centre is a award-winning theatre venue in London, renowned for its innovative, accessible and high quality arts activities.
    Lavender Hill
    SW11 5TN
    020 7223 2223

    Churchill Theatre
    The Churchill Theatre creates its own productions, receives touring productions and hosts local amateur companies.
    Bromley
    BR1 1HA
    020 8464 7131

    Rose Theatre Kingston
    A 900 seat venue in the centre of Kingston. It has presented a number of visiting productions plus a host of one nights shows. A cultural centre for the local community developing a programme of education work centred on the spoken word.
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT1 1HL
    020 8546 6983

    St James's Players
    Amateur drama group based in New Malden, Surrey. They meet every Monday night in the hall at St James's Church, Bodley Road. The Players perform three shows a year; plays in spring and late summer, and a pantomime or a revue close to Christmas.
    New Malden
    KT3 5QD
    07747 818 920

    Leicester Square Theatre.
    Two spaces for drama, comedy, music and cabaret. Firstly there is the main house with its two bars within the auditorium. and secondly the intimate basement theatre with its own bar.
    Leicester Square
    WC2H 7BX
    020 7534 1740