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


Tom has always dreamt of being a successful actor, and now after years of disappointment he is finally presented with his golden opportunity … and an impossible decision to make.

Previews from: Wednesday 2 October 2019

Closes: Sunday 27 October 2019

The Good Scout

Inspired by true events: a story of espionage, Scout's honour and forbidden love.

Previews from: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019

Upcoming shows

Stop Kiss

After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

Previews from: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Closes: Sunday 1 December 2019

Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 11 January 2020

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