Upstairs At The Gatehouse


Upstairs at the Gatehouse is an award-winning London fringe theatre with a varied programme of drama, musicals and fringe theatre productions.

The auditorium was opened in 1895 as "a place suitable for balls, Cinderellas and Concerts"; through the years is has been used as a Victorian Music Hall, a cinema, a Masonic Lodge and a venue for amateur dramatics.

Ovation, the in-house company, produces several shows each year at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has been described as one of the best fringe theatre companies in London.

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Upstairs At The Gatehouse

1 North Road
N6 4BD
+44 (0)20 8340 3488
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Upstairs At The Gatehouse

4.0 out of 5 2 August 2015
by Maddie J.

A nice venue with a good amount of well-placed seating and a good atmosphere for a fringe theatre. My only slight criticism is that queueing on the stairs to go in wasn't great - while I was fine, I felt for the elderly gentleman behind me who was finding it difficult to balance and was stuck in a queue. But other than that slight organisational point, great little theatre.more

4.0 out of 5 23 May 2013
by Michelle B.

A Pub. A Theatre. *Swoon*

Upstairs of the Gatehouse is a beautiful Fringe Theatre providing class and culture to the wetherspoons owned pub down below.

I recently went to see London's first Fringe production of Avenue Q. As a seasoned theatre goer I was excited to experience somewhere new. I love small and quirky spaces.

The actual theatre space us up a flight of steps and in a big...more

4.0 out of 5 8 December 2008
by Laura Y.

Highgate is one of my favourite places in London, simply because as the name Highgate Village suggests, it really has a village and community feel - like you are completely outside of London but actually only a 10 minute tube ride away from the hub.

Along with the fabulousness of Highgate comes Upstairs at the Gatehouse which is a pub combined with a very reputable fringe theatre that shows a...more

4.0 out of 5 7 December 2008
by Sinan O.

Highgate is a great area, it is close to centre of London and a beautiful little town. The Gatehouse pub sits between two roundabouts and is impossible to miss, and I am pretty sure that it is the oldest pub in Highgate.

Inside is very well maintained and so is the garden, which is swarming with flowers.

They have a great selection of real Ales, if that is you thing. I don't usually drink...more

4.0 out of 5 17 December 2007
by curvy_charlie

This Wetherspoons pub is on the corner, in the lovely little town that is Highgate. Serving extremely cheap and scrumptious food every day, including a grill night every Tuesday, a curry night every Thursday, and a Sunday club every Sunday. The portions are perfect, and you always manage to get a table even though its always buzzing with people. If you can stand the loud football being played,...more

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