See an off-West End show in London at these incredible venues

By | Posted on 09-Apr-2019

See an off-West End show in London at these incredible venues

Looking to see a ground-breaking piece of theatre, but want to stay away from the West End? Escape to the quieter corners of the capital and see a production at an off-West End theatre. Some theatres may be on busier streets in the city, but head into a brand new, theatrical world with tickets to shows at locations you may have never considered.

Off-West End theatres and shows you need to visit

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Where is the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre?

The Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is located on Fulton Road (HA9 8TS). The nearest rail station is Wembley Stadium and the nearest underground station is Wembley, served on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.

What shows are at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre?

Get ready to see the musical that lives forever as Fame comes to Wembley’s newest venue. Rounding off the 30th anniversary tour, join the kids at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows to a soundtrack of classic songs including ‘Hard Work’ and ‘I Want to Make Magic’.

In 2020, Kevin Clifton will star in The Wedding Singerthe musical adaptation of the 1980s classic starring Adam Sandler. Clifton will play Robbie Hart, a popular singer whose dreams of a happily ever after are crushed when he’s dumped at the altar. Will he be able to fall in love again?

Kiln Theatre

Where is the Kiln Theatre?

The Kiln Theatre is located on Kilburn High Road (NW6 7JR). The nearest rail station is Brondesbury and the nearest underground station is Kilburn, served on the Jubliee line.

What shows are at the Kiln Theatre?

Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Paapa Essiedu stars in Pass Over, a politically-charged play that examines the lives of those who struggle to see themselves represented in society.

Following the lives of two women who strive to uncover the meaning of what it means to be Iraqi through a museum in the country’s capital, A Museum in Baghdad is a heartfelt play examining the importance of culture and identity in the Middle East.

Following the lives of miners who are preparing to perform at an annual gala, enjoy The Glee Club at the Kiln Theatre, a reflective and heartwarming play all about the ‘good old days’ in the north of England.

The Other Palace

Where is The Other Palace?

The Other Palace is located on Palace Street (SW1E 5JA). The closest train station is Victoria, a 5-minute walk from the venue which is also close to the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

What shows are at The Other Palace?

When a young woman named Amélie acts in a benevolent manner to those around her, the streets of Paris are filled with joy. But, as she begins to fall in love, her happiness comes at a great price. Believe in the charming, mysterious Amélie at The Other Palace, as imaginative dreams come to life.

After wowing audiences on Broadway to become the newest cult sensation, experience Be More Chill for yourself at The Other Palace in 2020! Following a high school teenager in New Jersey who wants to be popular, he learns of a pill which will give him superhuman status – but will he still be himself? Featuring the stand-out song ‘Michael in the Bathroom’, don’t miss the UK premiere of Be More Chill.

The Vaults

Where is The Vaults?

The Vaults are located at Leake Street (SE1 7NN). The closest train station is Waterloo, a 2 minute walk from the venue.

What shows are at The Vaults?

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Where is Theatre Royal Stratford East?

Theatre Royal Stratford East is located at Gerry Raffles Square (E15 1BN). The closest train station is Stratford, just a short walk from the venue.

What shows are at Theatre Royal Stratford East?

The Gift

Kicking off a year of theatre in 2020, The Gift looks at the political, social and cultural importance of a cup of tea.

Written and directed by Nadia Fall, Welcome to Iran follows a young woman who travels to Iran to learn more about her identity. Swept into political upheaval, will she be able to understand her past?

The theatre turns into the newest boxing ring in Sucker Punchlast performed in 2010 at the Royal Court. As two young, black men are drawn to the sport, their lives take different paths as they uppercut their way to the top.

Menier Chocolate Factory

Where is the Menier Chocolate Factory?

The Menier Chocolate Factory is located on Southwark Street (SE1 1RU). The closest train stations are London Blackfriars and London Bridge, both ten minutes from the venue. Northern and Jubilee Line underground services are available at London Bridge tube station, with District and Circle lines available at London Blackfriars.

Charing Cross Theatre

Where is the Charing Cross Theatre?

Charing Cross Theatre is located on Villiers Street (WC2N 6NL). The closest train station is Charing Cross, a one-minute walk from the venue. Bakerloo and Northern Lines are available from Charing Cross, with District and Circle lines available at Embankment station located near the venue.

Pleasance Theatre

Where is the Pleasance Theatre?

The Pleasance Theatre is located on Carpenters Mews on North Road (N7 9EF). The closest train station is Caledonian Road and Barnsbury. The nearest underground station is Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly Line.

Lyric Hammersmith

Where is Lyric Hammersmith?

The Lyric Hammersmith is an off-West End theatre located on King Street (W6 0QL). The closest train station is West Brompton, which is a 30-minute walk away. However, if you’re taking the tube, the theatre is close by to Hammersmith tube station, served by the Circle, District, Hammersmith and City and the Piccadilly lines.

What shows are at Lyric Hammersmith?

Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind.

Witness the Faust myth portrayed on stage – but not as you know it. Caroline Byrne directs award-winning playwright Chris Bush’s radical new work, as Faustus becomes a woman who changes the course of history in Faustus – That Damned Woman.

Join a family as their ideals oppose one another at Love, Love, LoveA scathing look at opposing values of different generations, personal and generational politics come together in a heartfelt comedy play that resonates to today.

In an epic tale of humanity versus leadership, the ancient Greek tale of Antigone will be performed at the off-West End venue in 2020. Said to have been written over two thousand years ago, the story of Antigone resonates with audiences today.

Boulevard Theatre

Where is the Boulevard Theatre?

The Lyric Hammersmith is an off-West End theatre located on Walker’s Court (W1F 0BT). The closest train station is Charing Cross, which is a 13-minute walk away. Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines are served by Piccadilly Circus tube station, a 5-minute walk away.

What shows are at the Boulevard Theatre?

Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton star in the London premiere of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, opening in January 2020. The two-man drama sees a pair travelling on a subway while discussing big questions that impact the future of humanity.

Want to read about more off-West End venues to experience a night of unforgettable live entertainment? Visit Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to see productions during their summer seasons from May to September 2019.

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