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

 
Comedy CommentaryComedy Commentary25th August 2014Monday 25th August 2014 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Comedy Commentary
event > Comedy > Improv | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 25th August 2014 - 8pm-10pm
The Me PlaysThe Me PlaysYoung writer Andrew Maddock's The Me Plays present a semi-autobiographical look at growing up in Wembley, complete with discussions of male body image, internet pornography, Roman Catholic schools, rap music and God.2nd September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
Category: event
On Soon
The Me Plays
event > Theatre > Solo
DATES  2nd to 20th September 2014
Young writer Andrew Maddock's The Me Plays present a semi-autobiographical look at growing up in Wembley, complete with discussions of male body image, internet pornography, Roman Catholic schools, rap music and God.
The Love And Devotion Of Ridley SmithThe Love And Devotion Of Ridley SmithMiran Hadzic's modern tale about working, for love or for money in which Ridley Smith leads a high-powered life of business deals and table-dancers, but when he successfully cons a client to help the company, he begins to ask: what does all this money do?23rd September 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
Category: event
 
The Love And Devotion Of Ridley Smith
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  23rd September to 11th October 2014
Miran Hadzic's modern tale about working, for love or for money in which Ridley Smith leads a high-powered life of business deals and table-dancers, but when he successfully cons a client to help the company, he begins to ask: what does all this money do?
Unidentified Item In The Bagging AreaUnidentified Item In The Bagging AreaThis outrageous and dark comedy explores the pursuit of one's own happiness in a close up, candid look at the unfair, undeniable and really shit parts of the human condition that keep us together and tear us apart, probably at the same time14th October 2014Saturday 8th November 2014 Where:
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418  St John Street      EC1V 4NJ
Category: event
 
Unidentified Item In The Bagging Area
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  14th October to 8th November 2014
This outrageous and dark comedy explores the pursuit of one's own happiness in a close up, candid look at the unfair, undeniable and really shit parts of the human condition that keep us together and tear us apart, probably at the same time
 

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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Old Red Lion Theatre on LondonTown.com

 
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Hotels near The Old Red Lion Theatre

Near The Old Red Lion Theatre
Jurys Inn Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  22% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The decor when you walk into reception is fresh and modern and this first impression extends throughout the hotel to the bedrooms, bar and restaurant. It's ... More
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £64  22% 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 Islington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  40% 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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Old Red Lion Theatre

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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
 
 
 
Today Only
Invocation
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st August 2014 - 7pm-11pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The five-piece band who call Milton Keynes home, performs progressive and technical metal. With support from No Sin Evades His Gaze, Far From History, Arise....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Victoria
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st August 2014 - 8am-11pm
The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The London-based, five-piece band performs its own take on indie-pop....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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

Near The Old Red Lion Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The best pubs near London The Old Red Lion Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Invocation
Concerts | On 21st August 2014 

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

The five-piece band who call Milton Keynes home, performs progressive and technical metal. With support from No Sin Evades His ...More

#SHUTDOWN Thursday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2014 

Anam 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

House, drum'n'bass, old skool and jungle from the residents....More

Lawrence Arabia
Concerts | On 21st August 2014 

The Lexington 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The singer from Auckland, New Zealand, James Milne, performs his contemporary pop material....More

Best In Class
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Local and up and coming DJs and live acts perform pop and dance....More

Victoria
Concerts | On 21st August 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The London-based, five-piece band performs its own take on indie-pop....More

Thursday at Barrio North
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st August 2014 

Barrio North 10 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Hip-hop, disco, old-school house and garage courtesy of Soul Fools' Larry....More

Books About Town: City Trail
Books About Town: City Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

City of London 10 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Take a pew alongside Bridget Jones on a painted bench as you search for 15 Books About Town benches on ...More

 
La Dispute
Music | On 21st August 2014 

Scala 12 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

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Live Jazz Night
Concerts | Until 25th September 2014 

Nomad 13 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

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Thursgays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th October 2014 

East Bloc 13 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Resident DJs spin disco and pop....More

 
 
 
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