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Soho Theatre

#52 of 1,278 Nightlife in London
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Address: 21 Dean St., W1, London W1D 3NE, England
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+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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So close you feel part of the performance

I have now been to see two different shows at this intimateTheatre.Spending my birthday with a talking corpse didnt at first seem the best present my daughter ever bought me, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have now been to see two different shows at this intimateTheatre.Spending my birthday with a talking corpse didnt at first seem the best present my daughter ever bought me, but What Lays Beneath was outstanding. Any performance, wherever you sit because the venue is small, is powerful, and a very different experience from large West End shows. Always a... More 

Thank heatherjv
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to see The Lounge, a great play set in a care home. 97 years go by in a flash, an afternoon lasts an eternity. Its our future! The Soho Theatre Bar is good for pre show drinks and also a bite to eat.

Thank Janet M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for the production so popped into the bar for a drink. The barman bravely made his first ever cocktail for me, and seemed over generous with the measures. Not to many seats in the bar, but everyone was prepared to share tables. There are a few performance spaces, and the studio was ideal for the three man... More 

Thank Vivienne W
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Watched Alan Carr here, they do occasionally get well known warm Up shows so keep an eye open as theatre is small but that means close to stage / close to the acts and good location

Thank pezianni
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a favourite of mine as it an always be relied on to identify the best upcoming (and sometimes established) talent around. They have early evening hour long shows that are great for kick-starting an evening giving you the rest of the evening to have dinner, drink etc. 10/10.

Thank hotdrop1
Rainham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

much better than the nosebleed seats in the O2... enjoyed some textbook French lessons and a couple of glasses of Prosecco pre show. Well run bar and the free water on tap at the bar was a nice touch, Some bar snacks would be even better having come straight from work. Well done to all staff who took part in... More 

Thank ArtistSarahHinds
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This theater programs an excellent range of work with three unique spaces for stand-up, studio work, and a more traditional but modern headlong space. It occupies a relatively quiet road for such a busy and exciting area and the bar is a great place to hang out before/after seeing a show and get away from the central London crowds. The... More 

Thank Hugh M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of girlies to watch Shazia Mirza's the Kardashian's made me do it. The link to the title is touched on towards the end of the show. Thoroughly enjoyed Shazia's show. Nice venue, has a bar staff you can visit this before or after the show. Would recommend venue and watching Shazia.

Thank sammy2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

They have three rooms with a couple of acts each a night, so always loads going on. A nice bar downstairs and reasonably priced drinks for a venue in the centre of town.

Thank Maxs_Trip_Tips
Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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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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