Old Red Lion Theatre

Exterior photo of the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, London

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Artistic director: Katy Danbury
Executive Director: Damien Devine


Old Red Lion Theatre - seats 60


Box office: 0333 012 4963


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418 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ

Council: Islington

Region: London

Location map for Old Red Lion Theatre


Angel (Northern)

Old Street



St John Street/ Goswell Road

Day no:
19, 38, 153, 341

Night no:
N19, N38, N41

Access information


The theatre is located on the first floor above the Old Red Lion Pub and access is gained through the pub and up a staircase with two 90 degree bends.

As a listed building the theatre unfortunately has limited mobility access - so contact the venue in advance of your visit with access requirements and they will offer as much support as possible.  

Current shows


Em never meant to get married. She didn't mean to be unhappy. It all just sort of happened by accident ... like running over your neighbour's cat. Things always seem to just happen to Em.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019

In Search of Applause

A new, romantic comedy in the form of a one woman play that ponders the question of whether 'comfort' is more useful than 'passion' in one's life.

Previews from: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019

Upcoming shows


The 21st century. Being gay is supposedly more integrated than ever. Marriage is legal, parenthood is possible and #LoveWins is trending on twitter. The time has arrived to settle down with the man you love for a life of lasting companionship.

Previews from: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 30 March 2019

The Noises

It's a warm April night and The Noises are everywhere. Luna's only friend, Ellie, has gone out, but Ma has locked Luna in. With only you for company she's getting restless, and the night is stretching out and changing shape.

Previews from: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 April 2019

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