Pleasance - Islington

Pleasance Theatre, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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Main House - seats 180
Stagespace - seats 54


Box office: 020 7609 1800


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Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London N7 9EF

Council: Islington

Region: London

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Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line)

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury



North Road/Pleasance Theatre

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Access information


Audio described, sign interpreted and captioned performances are arranged on a show by show basis in conjunction with the performing company where possible - please check with the box office for further details.

If you need to be accompanied by a carer or assistant the theatre will provide them with a complimentary ticket - speak to Box Office staff in advance of the show.

Assistance dogs are welcome. During performances our staff will look after your dog in the foyer.

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

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Wheelchair access

The Main House is fully accessible - there is lift access from street level directly into the auditorium and foyer. Up to two wheelchair users per performance. Please advise the Box Office if you are a wheelchair user when booking your tickets.

Access to the StageSpace - unfortunately this space is not wheelchair accessible due to its location on the second floor of the building.

Toilet facilities - there is a disabled toilet located to the left of the bar.

Hearing assistance

An infra-red hearing loop is available in either of our two venues with advance notice - please check with the Box Office for further details.

Current shows

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Upcoming shows


The disturbing true story of Leo Frank, accused of the murder of a young woman. Parade is a sophisticated and dark drama, playing out in an America beginning to feel the impact of deep racial divisions.

Previews from: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 February 2018

The Sound & the Fury

The tale is narrated by the three Compson brothers: an idiot, an academic and an embezzler and the family servant, Dilsey Gibson. This is a story for our times about frustrated identity and the power struggle between men and women.

Previews from: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 February 2018


The play will evolve through collective research and development and the roles will be specifically written for each of the actors offering them both a platform to showcase their talent and an opportunity to be part of creating new and exciting work.

Previews from: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Closes: Sunday 18 March 2018


Borderline was devised and performed by a cast of European and refugee performers and directed by Sophie NL Besse. Beyond the show it's an important human adventure that was shortlisted for the Community Integration Awards.

Previews from: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Closes: Sunday 11 March 2018

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs!

The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet.

Previews from: Friday 16 March 2018
Closes: Sunday 18 March 2018


Over the last 152 years, 9 Americans have tried to kill - no, assassinate - 8 American presidents, only 4 of them successfully. Tells us the story of these ambitious, deluded, passionate, desperate people.

Previews from: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Closes: Sunday 8 April 2018


An abandoned home. A lost brother. A secret love. Curtis has arranged a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. As a child, Curtis lived happily here, but then tragedy struck and his elder brother died.

Previews from: Wednesday 21 March 2018
Closes: Sunday 15 April 2018

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. Noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea ...

Previews from: Wednesday 4 April 2018
Closes: Sunday 8 April 2018

Buried: A New Musical

He's a charming young professional. She's a sarcastic thrill-seeker. After their first date, this young and funloving couple form a unique relationship when they discover something special they have in common: they're both serial killers.

Previews from: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Closes: Sunday 15 April 2018


Following a class of year 10 students mysteriously taken ill, three mothers from different cultural background wait together in A&E. As this event brings up unresolved issues in their lives, the mothers have to learn from their children.

Previews from: Monday 16 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 28 April 2018

A Gym Thing

Driven by a daily quest for perfection, Will takes us on a fast paced, sweaty, physical exploration of how the gym has strengthened and weakened his relationships, his physique and ultimately his life.

Previews from: Monday 30 April 2018
Closes: Sunday 13 May 2018

A Murder Most Foley

A terrible murder has been committed at McDougal Manor and there is only one man who can solve it, the questionable Private Detective, Dick Reference!

Previews from: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 10 June 2018

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