The Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel is one of London's best-loved pub theatres.
Their mission is to nurture and present the very best new and emerging theatrical talent - Kathy Burke, Abi Morgan and Katie Mitchell to name but a few.
In recent years, the Old Red Lion Theatre has transferred work to the West End and off-Broadway.
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Venue Details & Map
Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street
- +44 (0)20 7837 7816
- Public transport:
- Angel, Underground
The old red lion is such a great neighborhood pub and playhouse. The wood floors creak with age, the bar pours good ales, both cask and cold, and there are happy hour specials. I came for a pint and to see the play Battolockoclock (sp). The playhouse was upstairs in the most intimate of settings. Three rows of bench seats surrounds the stage on two sides. The front row is two feet from where...more
Cosy little Joint in Islington, an old timer I am told by my local friends. Friendly staff and good selection of drinks. As name implies they have a theatre attached and box office is inside the pub! Main entry is on St Johns St but can go thru the back door smiling area which opens to Goswell Road. 2 mins from Angel Tube.more
This place is welcoming and comfortable, and doesn't possess a lot of the pretentiousness and snobbery that I often find at bars in the area. Instead it doesn't try to hide what it is, a shabby pub that lacks good lighting with a fair amount of a seating and a theatre upstairs. This sort of atmosphere is exactly what I was looking for in a pub in London, it's laid back and welcoming, filled...more
Pretty much does what it says on the tin. I popped in with my husband to kill a bit of time while we waited for a friend to join us. The atmosphere is what you'd expect from a London pub - bit dark, cosy, smells like a pub - but with the added benefit of having more than enough tables and seating. It wasn't very crowded when we went in, but I think that's down to it being just after Christmas....more
This is a very nice olde style pub. The dominant red interior decor makes the place feel cosier, which is obviously a bonus. The divider to the right as you enter is particularly attractive, although ultimately pointless.
There is a theater upstairs if beer isn't entertaining enough for you. Or you can stick downstairs and play various games.
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