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

Parris Is Dreaming

A captivating, darkly comic cabaret lovingly showcasing how the other half live. A literal exploration of walking in the other person's shoes, it focuses on three everyday women dismissed, ignored and affected by society.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Friday 22 November 2019

A Womb Of One's Own

Babygirl is 18 and has just discovered sex, despite her Catholic upbringing. Just when her university life of drinking, partying and bisexual excitement begins, she discovers she's up the duff.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019

Un Bambino Di Nome Porro (A Boy Called Porro)

A magical tale of transformation in two languages, English and Italian, to encourage and reassure children of their worth and talent and to look for kindness in unexpected places, which will appeal to youngsters from 7-11.

Previews from: Saturday 16 November 2019

Closes: Sunday 1 December 2019

Escape From Planet Trash

It's 2050 and in a galaxy not too far from our own, Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar system - the dumping ground for the universe.

Previews from: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closes: Sunday 22 December 2019

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

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Andrea has been giving her lecture but it's not going well. Her previous events were marred by protests and she's hoping the open minded audience at Pleasance will hear her out.

Previews from: Tuesday 26 November 2019

Closes: Friday 29 November 2019

Knitmas: A Winter Yarn

LongSleeves is a jumper. His jumpery arms aren't the right size and they aren't the same length. One Christmas he was unwrapped, thrown aside and forgotten and he's been alone ever since.

Previews from: Saturday 7 December 2019

Closes: Sunday 22 December 2019

The Wright Brothers

Imani is on a journey to find a date for her sister's wedding, though she's not been interested in meeting anyone since her last relationship ended. However with only 3 weeks till the wedding, the pressure from friends and family is on!

Previews from: Monday 3 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 8 February 2020

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