Old Red Lion Theatre

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Artistic director: Stewart Pringle (to be succeeded by Clive Judd)
Executive Director: Damien Devine


Old Red Lion Theatre - seats 60


Box office: 0844 412 4307


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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

We have no accessibility information at the present time.

Current shows

Hear Me Howl

Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she's been living and joins a post-punk band. A bitingly honest portrayal of one woman's personal revolution.

Previews from: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018

Upcoming shows

Hedgehogs & Porcupines

Hedgehog and Porcupine have been together for longer than they can remember. Well, longer than Porcupine can remember. Hedgehog knows exactly how long it's been.

Previews from: Monday 1 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 6 October 2018

The Teind

An interactive theatrical journey that offers an intensely immersive experience. A personalised horror story, just for you.

Previews from: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 28 October 2018

Big Bad

Explores themes of dominance, resistance and sexuality within a site-responsive staging incorporating SFX to increase the audience's experience of this blackly comic supernatural horror with BITE.

Previews from: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Closes: Thursday 18 October 2018

Indebted to Chance

It's 1744 and Charlotte Charke, actress, writer, landlady, grocer, pig-rearer, puppet master, highwayman, transvestite and daughter of the famous actor manager Colley Cibber, is rehearsing for a production of The Recruiting Officer.

Previews from: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018

The Recruiting Officer

Written in 1706, it gives a no-holds-barred account of the methods and tactics of warfare. In its scathing satire of the lengths to which those in authority will go to obtain what they want, it finds an easy home in the 21st Century.

Previews from: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018


Follows Aisha, an underage girl that was forced by her parents to marry a 51-Year-Old Man when she was at the age of 14. Aisha was sold in exchange for a bride-price. An act that was justified by certain cultural and religious traditions.

Previews from: Monday 3 December 2018
Closes: Saturday 8 December 2018

One Jewish Boy

Jesse is paranoid and he's frightened and it's messing up his relationship, his job, his daughter and his life, but Jesse has every reason to be frightened.

Previews from: Tuesday 11 December 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 January 2019

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