The Pleasance Theatre Islington has been one of the most exciting Fringe theatres in London since it opened its doors in 1995, providing a launch pad for some of the most memorable productions and most renowned practitioners of the past decade and staying true to its mission of providing a platform for the talent of the future.
The Pleasance is proud to present a different foyer exhibition each month.
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Venue Details & Map
North RoadIslingtonLondonN7 9EF
- +44 (0)20 7609 1800
- Public transport:
- Take the Piccadilly line to Caledonian Road station. The theatre is a 5 minute walk.
I love discovering new theatres throughout London. There are so many of them and they all feel insanely hidden.
Take the Pleasance for instance. I live about 15 minutes walk down the road from here and had no idea it was sitting there. None. But last night I went and saw a Storytelling show and it was great times.
The Theatre is actually in a small courtyard up some steps on the second...more
Excuse while I slightly embarrass my self with my happy dance
As my lungs recover from my cachectic jig, time for the review.
Finally a good theater near me up towards Halloway/Highgate. The previous nearest decent one was The Bicycle in Kilburn and that was a pain beyond pains to get to. There's not really a lot around the place apart from the slightly gangsta Halloway Road...more
A lovely homely theatre with great acoustics. Mind you stepping out of the platform with the long strenuous walk down to the location does strike some sort of fear into you. But the welcoming yellow signs glimmering in the distance sets the tone for what would be a fantastic night.
I managed to see Mark Kermode's episode of With Great Pleasure for BBC Radio and was so impressed with the...more
If you prefer smaller, more eclectic theatre then put Pleasance on your list. They have some great shows. The most recent one I saw was by the Momentum Theatre Company called "Anima", which was amazing.
What I like about Pleasance is that you get a good view of the stage wherever you sit. It's spacious but also quite intimate. The architecture of the building is interesting and it was once a...more
Although in getting to the Pleasance you might feel a sense of post-apocolyptic fear schlepping through unfriendly territory but once you get there it is actually quite pleasant. There are two spaces the main auditorium and the intimate studio space. As a fringe theatre tickets are cheap-ish but the quality of productions is massively varied. It's a good place to see big names in comedy...more