Old Red Lion Theatre


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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Red Lion Theatre

3.0 out of 5 28 February 2016
by Johannah H.

We came here to watch the rugby and we had an excellent time.. great pies and am excellent selection of ales. The staff were attentive and friendly with the addition of a selection of board games very much welcomed. The only downside is the single ladies toilet which meant a queue for much of the night. A good pub, great food and huge screens for the sport. The pies were spot on!more

5.0 out of 5 6 February 2016
by Liam R.

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

4.0 out of 5 18 December 2014
by Ranjith R.

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

4.0 out of 5 25 April 2014
by Jennifer R.

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

4.0 out of 5 20 February 2013
by Chris F.

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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