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

No Sweat

Working together with young LGBTQ+ ex/homeless people in London, Vicky Moran's new play shines a light on a forgotten generation of homeless youth.

Previews from: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020

The Rage of Narcissus

A fascinating and disturbing journey into the labyrinth of the self and the darkness within us.

Previews from: Tuesday 18 February 2020

Closes: Sunday 8 March 2020

Upcoming shows

Ricky Gervais Plus Special Guests

Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism.

Previews from: ... no date announced

Closes: ... no close date announced

Drip Drip Drip

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and immersive design, dissects care and cruelty with dark humour, busting taboos while offering its love-letter to the NHS.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020

Miss Coco Peru: HAVE YOU HEARD?

In HAVE YOU HEARD? Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long, long, long ... long ... career, as well as some new stuff too.

Previews from: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020

Godot is a Woman

Two people wait beneath a solitary tree on a country road - it's a familiar scene, but this is not Waiting for Godot. Waiting for Godot was written by a man, for men and Silent Faces aren't men ... So what are they waiting for?

Previews from: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 11 April 2020

Little Wimmin

Figs in Wigs are back and this time it's their period (dresses). After five years of creating avant-garde, boundary pushing, genre-bending contemporary performance, Figs in Wigs have decided the only way to go is backwards.

Previews from: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Closes: Thursday 9 April 2020


Residents wake up to lorries thundering through the town, carrying live captive animals in horrendous conditions. A motley crew of mums, grannies, and skiving school kids unite; they know they have to do something to stop it.

Previews from: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 2 May 2020

Stupid F*cking Bird

In this award winning, irreverent, moving and wonderfully f*cked up adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, US playwright Aaron Posner delves deep to show just how funny and disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

Previews from: Tuesday 21 April 2020

Closes: Sunday 17 May 2020

Catching Comets

Toby discovers a comet heading towards Earth. When nobody listens to his warning, he snaps, turning into an action movie hero on a mission to protect the world.

Previews from: Tuesday 5 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020

Science Fiction Theatre Festival: Antarctica

Featuring every day Antarctica: A comedy based on real groundbreaking climate change and artificial intelligence research, with the collaboration of King's College London.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020

Many Moons

Follows four lonely Londoners as they tell stories, weave lies and confessions, reveal and conceal desires and regrets. All are plummeting towards one blistering afternoon in July.

Previews from: Tuesday 26 May 2020

Closes: Saturday 13 June 2020

Thank You For Doing Nothing

This satirical musical is a hilarious night out like no other, exploring the climate emergency and the men that profit from it.

Previews from: Tuesday 16 June 2020

Closes: Sunday 28 June 2020

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