Pleasance - Islington

Pleasance Theatre, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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Mainhouse - seats 230
Stagespace - seats 54
Downstairs - seats 80


Box office: 020 7609 1800


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Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London N7 9EF

Council: Islington

Region: London

Location map for Pleasance - Islington


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

A Sockful of Custard

In the year of his hundredth birthday, the late, great Goon himself - Spike Milligan - granddaddy of modern comedy - looks back on his life, forward to his holidays and down the back of the sofa for his trousers.

Previews from: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 26 May 2018

Upcoming shows

The Year of the Rooster Monk

The witching hour: it's late, it's hot and an out of work actor Giselle loafs on a couch in gentrifying Harlem. Suddenly a call comes through from Mom that changes the course of everything.

Previews from: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Closes: Sunday 3 June 2018

Love and Information

100 characters congregate in this kaleidoscopic work by master of contemporary theatre Caryl Churchill. A study of human connection and communication, Love and Information challenges theatrical form and narrative to achieve poignancy and heart.

Previews from: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 2 June 2018


Cormac is an Irishman determined to unspool his sexual history - wanking off another lad in the showers after a Gaelic match, losing his virginity under the watchful eye of a looping ad for Footballers' Wives.

Previews from: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 24 June 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


Be transported from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus via the world of the Whos, with Dr Seuss favourites including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz as your guides.

Previews from: Wednesday 6 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 9 June 2018

Legally Blonde The Musical

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Previews from: Friday 15 June 2018
Closes: Thursday 21 June 2018

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