The Old Red Lion Theatre

 
 
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NJ 
 
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The Old Red Lion TheatreOne of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome home to various new and experimental dramatic work. They run a 'Pay What You Can Thursdays' programme where, every Thursday, 20 tickets for are available on a first come first served basis, and you pay whatever you can manage. The place is also a popular pub for locals, especially students from the nearby City University. The Old Red Lion Theatre won the Dan Crawford Pub Theatre Award for 2006. For full listings go to www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk. Following the success of the original Red Lion the company set up sister pub the New Red Lion in Islington (a ten minute walk away at 271-273 City Road, EC1V 1LA) which opened in October 2010.

 

The Old Red Lion Theatre events

 
Made In BritainMade In BritainTwo disparate characters meet at a G8 summit protest, forming an unlikely alliance, and ponder if they can save each other or if it's just a little too late. Drama written by Ella Carmen Greenhill.6th January 2015Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
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Made In Britain
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  6th to 11th Jan 2015
Two disparate characters meet at a G8 summit protest, forming an unlikely alliance, and ponder if they can save each other or if it's just a little too late. Drama written by Ella Carmen Greenhill.
Marching On TogetherMarching On TogetherBackHere! Theatre Company presents award-winning playwright Adam Hughes's latest work, centred around the miner's strikes and outbreak of extreme football hooliganism in Leeds, 1984.3rd February 2015Saturday 28th February 2015 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
Category: event
 
Marching On Together
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  3rd to 28th February 2015
BackHere! Theatre Company presents award-winning playwright Adam Hughes's latest work, centred around the miner's strikes and outbreak of extreme football hooliganism in Leeds, 1984.
 

Opening and closing times for The Old Red Lion Theatre

Today (Thursday) The Old Red Lion Theatre closes at midnight

Monday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Old Red Lion Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near The Old Red Lion Theatre

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  28% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £64  29% off
300 City Road, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Located nearby to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London, Citadines St Mark's is a 4-star apartment hotel that aims to accommodate business ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  28% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Old Red Lion Theatre

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen on ... More
 
 
 
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Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
 
 
 
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The Face Of Love
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Thursday 18th December 2014 - 1.30pm
Islington Vue, 36 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Nikki is an interior designer, who is hired by estate agents to add warm and inviting touches to their properties. During a 30th anniversary celebration with ...More
 
 
 
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#SHUTDOWN Thursday
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 26th June to 18th December 2014
Anam, 3 Chapel Market, N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
House, drum'n'bass, old skool and jungle from the residents....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Old Red Lion Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Old Red Lion Theatre

The best shops and markets near The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Old Red Lion Theatre

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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Naamyaa Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Opening in October 2012, Naamyaa is an all day modern Bangkok style cafe from Alan Yau, the man who brought us Wagamama, Hakkasan and the Michelin-starred ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
370 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Stella McCartney have all eaten at the original Gate Vegetarian Restaurant in Hammersmith and now Adrian and Michael Daniel, the Indo-Iraqi brothers ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Old Red Lion Theatre

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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Old Red Lion Theatre

The best pubs near London The Old Red Lion Theatre.
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, , Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 10 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Old Red Lion Theatre

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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
 

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Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Dance | Until 11th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings ...More

 
The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying ...More

 
Orchard Hill
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 4 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

This five-piece band from the Oxfordshire and Swindon area performs its commercial pop-rock....More

The Parkinsons
Music | On 18th December 2014 

The Lexington 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Some Weird Sin host their first Christmas special featuring The Parkinsons, The Hip Priests and Louise Distras. After the bands ...More

Fathoms
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

Surya 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

A performance by Brighton's finest groove-mosh brigade with support from The Catharsis, Continents....More

Swedish Christmas
Swedish Christmas
Exhibitions | Until 21st December 2014 

Theatre Delicatessen 11 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Catering for the 60,000 Swedes living in London and anyone gripped by a love of all things 'Scandi', Swedish Christmas ...More

 
The Beards
Comedy | On 18th December 2014 

Scala 12 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The Australian comedy group performs its songs relating to facial hair....More

Rob Deering Beat This Christmas Special
Comedy | On 18th December 2014 

Kings Place 14 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Rob Deering presents his live-music comedy pop quiz with Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Josie Long and Lucy Porter. This Christmas ...More

The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Theatre | Until 1st March 2015 

King's Cross Railway Station 14 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, moves to King's Cross Theatre ...More

 
Bach To Baby Family Christmas Concert
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

The Foundling Museum 15 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Traditional sackbut music is performed in this family-friendly, Christmas-themed musical performance....More

 

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Changing Britain 1945-2015
Exhibitions | 30th January 2015 - 9th May 2015 

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The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival ...More

Let It Be
Let It Be
Theatre | 28th February 2015 - 27th September 2015 

Garrick Theatre

Following a two-year absence Let It Be is back in London, at the Garrick Theatre, from February 2015. Over 50 ...More

 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Concerts | 26th June 2015 - 4th July 2015 

Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park is back for its third summer in June 2014 with The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser ...More

 
The Dark Circus Party New Year's Eve Special
The Dark Circus Party New Year's Eve Special
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

The Grand Hall

Belle Epoque invites Londoners into their velvet-draped big top this New Year's Eve for a special Dark Circus Party. Moving ...More

 
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Concerts | 3rd February 2015 - 5th March 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Christopher Cowell's English translation of L'Ormindo, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Opera, returns to the Sam Wanamaker ...More

 
Bo Drake
Bo Drake
Opened 30th November 2014 

This casual-dining Korean restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Lee, alumni of the award-winning Roka, who grew up in his ...More

 
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Opened 28th November 2014 

The first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a ...More

 
Roka Aldwych
Opened 3rd November 2014 

One of two new Roka restaurants to open in 2014, Roka Aldwych occupies a huge space with over 150 covers ...More

 
 
 
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