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Old Red Lion Theatre

Closed Now: 12:00 - 01:00
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Great quirky theatre

Lovely theatre upstairs in the pub. Small and very atmospheric. The pub is fine too. There is... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Lynda F
Wickford, United Kingdom
via mobile

Brilliant setting to round off an evening! The venue has so much character every which way you... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
John T
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25 Feb 2018
“Great quirky theatre”
6 Aug 2018
“Theatre and Pub, both brilliant”
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418 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NJ, England
+44 844 412 4307
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I've been drinking in the Old Red Lion on and off for a while. Staff are brilliant and the drinks are varied at great prices for a central London pub. First time theatre goer there and now I'm hooked. Intimate setting where we saw Lamplighters...More

Thank Dan Q
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Saw Plastic here and it was a good, intimate venue. However, I think they sell too many tickets for the venue as there were people sitting on the stairs which isn’t great when you’ve paid for a ticket! Also the football was on just before,...More

Thank holidayha
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely theatre upstairs in the pub. Small and very atmospheric. The pub is fine too. There is only one ladies toilet so you need to go before the show!

Thank Lynda F
Reviewed 23 February 2018

When travelling out with friends for a bit of a day out drinking in London, we always like to stop at the Old Red Lion as a first stop. It's welcoming, quirky and feels homely with a cute dog mooching around to greet you and...More

Thank adamchap
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I've been to a few shows at the Old Red Lion Theatre and it's always a great time. It's very small with limited seating and they really pack everybody in, but for me that just adds to the experience. Given the size, you're right on...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant setting to round off an evening! The venue has so much character every which way you choose to look, however, it's the people in attendance that really makes this venue. Once inside, you feel surrounded by individuals who do not want to just 'Fit-in'...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Located upstairs from a popular local pub, this intimate theatre has comfortable bench seating for about 60. The start of the play was delayed until the Arsenal-Chelsea match wrapped up on the big screens in the pub (the cheering was constant) but the wait was...More

Thank HaydenT
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this theatre with a friend in Feb 2017 when we went to see The Listening Room, a drama about restorative justice. The stairs leading up to the theatre (above a busy pub and you can take your drinks up there) are quite steep...More

1  Thank Smurfetti
Reviewed 9 January 2017

4 of us went to see 'Benighted' last week. The play was enjoyable and the cast were very good. However - I don't know who is responsible for ticket sales and numbers but they clearly can't count! The seating is unallocated and the theatre was...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We only stopped by for a pre Theatre drink, Sadlers Wells is just down the road. Friendly staff reasonably priced drinks loads of atmosphere definitely not boutique. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Tony R
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Jade R
17 September 2017|
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Response from HaydenT | Reviewed this property |
I believe so -- the box office is at the back of the pub and you go up a flight of stairs from there. There is probably an emergency exit but no other entrance.
Lesley G
15 May 2017|
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Response from Smurfetti | Reviewed this property |
I found the stairs quite steep and very narrow. there is a handrail but someone with mobility issues might find it challenging both going up and down. check with the venue.