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Soho Theatre

#54 of 1,267 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 21 Dean St., W1, London W1D 3NE, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7478 0100
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00

Soho Theatre has built a reputation as London's most vibrant venue for new...

Soho Theatre has built a reputation as London's most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

Bang in the creative heart of London, Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers' development organisation of national significance.

With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers' events and home to a lively bar, Soho Theatre is one of the most exciting venues on London's cultural scene.

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New Discovery

I've lived in London most of my life and walked up and down Dean St. countless times without ever noticing this little gem. Well I saw a comedy show there last week and now know... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barry H
Bromley, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Soho in february '17 to see Jerry Sadowitz. Very friendly staff here, and quirky bar which was very loud and very full. Wine was reasonably priced. The theatre space itself (upstairs) was just the usual studio style of theatre with a flat open stage. The seats were doubles, so you were expected to share a wide seat... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in London most of my life and walked up and down Dean St. countless times without ever noticing this little gem. Well I saw a comedy show there last week and now know what I've been missing. A real comedy emporium with a variety of shows in different spaces within the theatre each night. Many of the acts... More 

Thank Barry H
St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from Mr Swallow - Houdini. Great show, an hour of fun. The theature offers good facilities and is a lively place to meet before a show. Great bar and atmosphere.

Thank Martin W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the Festival of the Spoken Nerd here tonight, and it was a very pleasant experience. The theatre used was on the second floor and compact. Not cramped, just bijou. The staff were friendly and helpful, there was a thoughtfully-supplied set of water jugs just outside the auditorium, the seats were OK, and the legroom was OK. The show's... More 

Thank Chris M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Saw Andy's 2016 Review with friends, Booked tickets for Row D, only to find out when we got there that was the front row. Had an absolute blast. Spent some time in the bar first, which was crowded, but prices were reasonable for the area, and the beer was superb. Would recommend the venue, and will be keeping an eye... More 

Thank HxUrchin
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great 'little' venue to have a fabulous time. Nice bar to get together before the show- you can bring your drink with you.

Thank es-travler
Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As someone who loves small intimate theatres but also loves coming to London to find the big name productions this is heaven. We came to see Ade Edmonsen in a one man play and what a great place to see it. You felt you were chatting to him in his flat rather than separated from him. Great venue

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I went along to see jinx monsoon at the theatre, my first visit! It was a great experience! Quite busy but space for all. Great atmosphere and sound. Friendly staff too

Thank Claire L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A must go venue for comedy fans, with all the usual caveats that not everything and not everyone is funny all of the time. The main theatre seats are a bit of a test, not the most comfortable but whoever went to a comedy venue and expected to be comfortable, intellectually, emotionally or physically? Particularly love the bar for before/after... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Ade Edmondson and was delighted to see him perform in such a theater. Four stars as the seats are hard work and uncomfortable. Setting and venue is great. Adnams ale as well.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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