Old Red Lion Theatre

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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

The Signalman

A signalman is haunted by a mysterious figure standing at the mouth of a train tunnel. He's sure it's a warning - but what is it warning against?

Previews from: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Closes: Saturday 4 January 2020

Blood Orange

Amy is a young Junior Doctor working in Swansea A&E, hoping to transfer to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. When she receives a gift from her mum, Amy's transported straight back to a childhood trauma.

Previews from: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Closes: Saturday 4 January 2020

Upcoming shows

Lullabies For The Lost

Eight souls come together in their self-created limbo to tell their secrets as they desperately try to escape. 'Lullabies' looks at the struggles of modern mental health.

Previews from: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Closes: Saturday 1 February 2020

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

Asks what causes a mind to unravel and why are we so slow to recognise the dangers lurking beneath our very roof.

Previews from: Wednesday 8 January 2020

Closes: Saturday 1 February 2020

The good dad (A Love story)

Honour thy mother and thy father. Thou shalt not murder thy father. Nor thy mother. But definitely not thy father. If thou art going to murder either of your parents, murder thy mother instead of thy father. Do not murder thy father.

Previews from: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 15 February 2020


Ophelia falls in love. Infatuated, she dreams romantic visions of new landscapes and vibrant colour. Then he leaves. Lost, rejected and struggling to make sense of the world, she finds herself standing at the water's edge.

Previews from: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 15 February 2020

Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon

Miss-trusted. Miss-treated. Miss you. Welcome to a miss-spent youth. Eileen's sister just died while eating a Yorkshire pudding. Ironic as she rarely eats; well, ate.

Previews from: Monday 17 February 2020

Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020

Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland

This unique three-play production fuses the first revival of a remarkable piece of writing for movement with two new plays, which when combined ask questions about love and loss, what do we do next when faced with the devastating, the unimaginable.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020

Is That All There Is?

After the dreaded Apnea virus wiped out nearly half the Earth's population, drastic measures had to be taken. Now under the dictatorship of Mildred Damion, Britain faces new, gender-idoloistic ruling.

Previews from: Monday 23 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 28 March 2020


Snowflakes is a sci-fi black comedy exploring questions of morality, revenge and justice with gleeful, violent, abandon, examining how far would you go to right a wrong?

Previews from: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 18 April 2020

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