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

 
A Naughty Night With Noel Coward: 'We Were Dancing' And 'The Better Half'A Naughty Night With Noel Coward: 'We Were Dancing' And 'The Better Half'2015-08-04T19:30:00+01002015-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
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A Naughty Night With Noel Coward: 'We Were Dancing' And 'The Better Half'
The Win BinThe Win Bin2015-09-01T19:30:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
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The Win Bin
 

Opening and closing times for The Old Red Lion Theatre

Today (Saturday) The Old Red Lion Theatre closes at 1.00

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
 
 

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1.00
 
 

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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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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  32% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  37% off
    Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    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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    Angel Comedy Club
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
    Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
     
     
     
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    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 14th July to 9th August 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th to 12th Sep 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
    Following a successful first showing at the Barbican in spring last year, the English National Ballet's "clever mix of experiment and accessibility" (The Guardian), Lest We ...More
     
     
     
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    Lovett And Todd
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th July and 31st July 2015 at 9pm-11pm & 1st August 2015 at 4pm-6pm and 9pm-11pm
    The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Islington Metal Works
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    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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    London > Shopping > Markets
    Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
    The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
    370 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from 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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    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    Spa Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
    Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London Dance Academy
    London > Leisure >
    The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from 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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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 10 minutes from 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
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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
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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
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    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    Dance | Until 9th August 2015 

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

    Fifteen years since its premiere, Matthew Bourne's "sweaty, oil-spattered version of Carmen" (The Guardian) is back. The internationally acclaimed ...More

     
    ZooNation UK Dance Company Beginners' Course In Breaking
    Sporting Events | Until 15th August 2015 

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

    Creators of hit Hip Hop theatre productions, Some Like It Hip Hop, Into The Hoods, Groove On Down The Road, ...More

    Old School Indie
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd August 2015 

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

    DJs supply indie and rock'n'roll....More

    Club De Fromage
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st August 2015 

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

    DJs provide pop, rock, disco and Motown....More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2015 

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

    Residents and guests supply pop and party classics....More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2015 

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

    Residents and guests play indie....More

    Incinery
    Concerts | On 1st August 2015 

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

    The thrash metal quintet performs....More

    The Misfits
    Concerts | On 1st August 2015 

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

    The psycho-rock band performs the Static Age album in its entirety....More

    Misfits
    Concerts | On 1st August 2015 

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

    The legendary horror rockers perform with support from JD And The FDCs and Creeper....More

    Dumb Disco Ideas
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 17th October 2015 

    The Lexington 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

    Resident DJs supply an eclectic mix of indie, disco, techno and post-punk, both new and old....More

     
     
     
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