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

Skin in the Game

A blistering new thriller that lifts the lid on survival on the edges of society and confronts what happens when you lie to those who know you best.

Previews from: Tuesday 20 August 2019

Closes: Sunday 15 September 2019

Upcoming shows


Cliff, a racist football thug, is serving five years in prison for assaulting an Asian man at a Millwall game when he is visited by the mysterious Mr. Warboys, who offers him the chance to re-establish the DANELAW - the Golden Age of Viking rule.

Previews from: Tuesday 17 September 2019

Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019

Last Orders

In 'Last Orders' we present our findings - from the uncanny to the unnatural to the unexplainable - as more than 600 years of history clamours to be heard.

Previews from: Tuesday 8 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019

Edred, The Vampyre

Breaking all of Bram Stoker's vampire laws, Edred loves garlic and crucifixes, and resides in a village church where he is one day confronted by two vampire-hunting gap year students, who help him to explore a millennium of world history.

Previews from: Monday 28 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019

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