Above The Stag Theatre

Above The Stag Theatre

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Artistic director: Andrew Beckett
General manager: Tom McGregor


Main House - seats 110
Studio - seats 60



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72 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP

Council: Lambeth

Region: London

Location map for Above The Stag Theatre


Vauxhall (Victoria line)
Oval (Northern line)




Vauxhall (Victoria)

Day no:
2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436

Night no:
N2, N87, N136

About Above The Stag Theatre

Above The Stag Theatre's new home opened in June 2018 with a production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing.

It is housed in two connecting railway arches on Albert Embankment featuring two theatre spaces - a 100 seat end-on theatre and a flexible 60+ seat studio - as well as a bar and coffee shop and a dedicated rehearsal space.

Known for its focus on gay-themed work, Above The Stag is the UK's only dedicated LGBT+ theatre, and produces the vast majority of its shows in-house.

It was founded in 2008 in a function room above the now-demolished Stag gay pub in Victoria, before moving to its first Vauxhall venue in 2013, growing a large and loyal audience.

Above The Stag presents drama, comedies, musicals and cabaret, an award-winning annual pantomime, play readings and exhibitions.

Access information


Guide dogs are permitted in the building.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

Wheelchair accessible with disabled toilet facilities.

Due to the intimate size of the theatre, contact the venue in advance if you will be using a wheelchair during your visit.

Visual assistance

Guide dogs are permitted in the building.

Hearing assistance

Both theatres are fitted with a hearing loop.

Current shows

The Morning After

Thomas wakes up surprised and naked in a young man's bed, and memories of last night's one-night-stand come flooding back.

Previews from: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Closes: Sunday 1 March 2020

Upcoming shows

Spy Plays

Two seductions, two deaths, one apartment, sixty years apart. Inspired by real life mysteries: David Thame's acclaimed one-act thriller Kompromat in a double bill with his tense and atmospheric new play, London/Budapest.

Previews from: Wednesday 26 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 29 March 2020

Buyer & Cellar

An out of work actor is hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location - and finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's legendary street of shops beneath her Malibu home, full of her memorabilia.

Previews from: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Closes: Sunday 19 April 2020

Dick Whittington - A New Dick in Town

Dick might not be straight but he's pointing in the right direction. Called to London by the enormous dong of Big Ben, young country boy Richard Whittington arrives in the city in search of fun, fame and fortune.

Previews from: Tuesday 17 November 2020

Closes: Sunday 10 January 2021

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