Pleasance Theatre


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.

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Pleasance Theatre

North Road
N7 9EF
+44 (0)20 7609 1800
Public transport:
Take the Piccadilly line to Caledonian Road station. The theatre is a 5 minute walk.
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Pleasance Theatre

4.0 out of 5 17 December 2012
by Alex S.

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

4.0 out of 5 14 December 2011
by Samir S.

Excuse while I slightly embarrass my self with my happy dance

*happy dances*

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

4.0 out of 5 1 June 2009
by Richard J.

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

4.0 out of 5 11 November 2008
by Tracy T.

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

3.0 out of 5 6 November 2007
by BushGirl

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

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