The Rosemary Branch Theatre

The award-winning Rosemary Branch Theatre was once a Victorian music hall, so theatre and performance are soaked into its beams and rafters. Read More


The award-winning Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington was once a Victorian music hall, so theatre and performance are soaked into its beams and rafters.

Legend suggests that Charlie Chaplin and Marie Lloyd (as well as many others) performed here.

Today, the Rosemary Branch team are dedicated to producing an eclectic mix of of entertainment and providing a safe and supportive place for all areas of emerging talent. The intimate studio space seats around 60 people.

Venue Details & Map

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

2 Shepperton Road
N1 3DT
+44 (0)20 7704 6665
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Rosemary Branch Theatre

4.0 out of 5
27 November 2016
by Jennifer S.

To be fair, this review is only for the pub food. I swing by early Saturday afternoon to only a few people inside, but the atmosphere was traditionally pub-cosy. I sat at the bar and ordered the sweet potato, carrot and squash soup with double cream and two slices of sourdough with bread. The soup was decent; not the best I've had but tasty enough. For takeaway, I ordered the veg stew with... more

4.0 out of 5
20 November 2015
by Linzi M.

So, confessions. I thought I was coming to the Rosemary Branch Theatre to see a play, imagine my surprise when I realised it was a pub beneath. So you can have a cosy pub dinner and then head on upstairs to see the show. Now the play area is TINY, maybe 20 - 30 seats max and the show was full so we were crammed in. If you enjoy immersive theatre, then this is the place for you.

What I loved... more

5.0 out of 5
01 February 2016
by Carolina V.

Love this little corner of creativity and relax just off Shoreditch park. Whether you're in for a pint and some live music or for their awesome theatre pub shows, the Rosemary Branch is a gem that you shouldn't overlook. more

4.0 out of 5
24 April 2017
by R M.

My friend and I recently came here to see a show. Not realizing that the show would last over two hours, we were absolutely starved after the show. The pub stops serving food around 10pm -- at least during the week -- but the bartenders were so incredibly nice making an exception for us. They made us two quick cheeseburgers, which happened to be unbelievable. To this day, my friend and I still... more

4.0 out of 5
11 August 2016
by Eleanor T.

We came here to see a production of "The Losers" - a play based on reality Tv and a group of rounds who would do anything to be famous.

The venue: I was really impressed by the pub. Conveniently located by the park and with decent drinks prices this felt like somewhere I could spend time. Then, excitingly, we were led upstairs to the tiny theatre which couldn't seat more than about 50... more

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