Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar


This Highbury-based pub theatre has a long tradition of presenting fantastic stand-up comedy.

The small but perfectly formed Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar has hosted a variety of top acts from upcoming theatre groups to the likes of Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr.

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Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar

St Paul's Road
N1 2NA
+44 20 7354 8246
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar

3.0 out of 5 21 August 2015
by Steve B.

A local theatre pub for me and an institution. The pub downstairs is reasonable but quite small and crowded so you have to wait a bit to get served. Upstairs in the theatre, the space is also quite small. No issue with that since it's great to see small productions (comedy, plays etc) they have on here but in the small space on the last visit it was so hot and lacking in ventilation that my...more

5.0 out of 5 27 July 2014
by David M.

Great little place with a lot of character. Anita is the best! Come for one of their many many beers and stay for a show upstairs in the intimate theatre. Close to tube stops and in a nice location.more

3.0 out of 5 20 March 2013
by Alex S.

The Hens & Chickens Theatre is actually a theatre bar - bar downstairs, theatre upstairs. And both of them small.

Seriously small. When we came in for a show, the bar was packed full of people to the point that it was awkwardly crowded to even try to order a drink, much less drink it. And forget trying to get across the room to use the bathroom, that's a whole separate adventure.


4.0 out of 5 15 March 2013
by Rachel J.

Great little venue in essentially the heart of london. Well in my hear of london anyway, your just off upper st , which in my opinion, has the coolest amd most interesting food and restaurants and bakies etc in the whole on london on it! Hens and chickens is a 56 seater venue! Its also where I'm appaearing in 'gameplan' by Alan Ayckbourn until tomorrow night so get booking if you want to come...more

4.0 out of 5 7 March 2011
by Joshua S.

I've passed the Hen and Chicken everyday for the past six months, and had never been until just two nights ago. I must say, I am sad about all the missed opportunities!

It was a bit more crowded than I was in the mood for that particular night, but the crowd seemed to be quite decent. It seemed to be the student/young professional crowd.

The bar staff was super friendly, even when there...more

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