We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Soho Theatre

#52 of 1,260 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 21 Dean St., W1, London W1D 3NE, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7478 0100
09:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00

Soho Theatre has built a reputation as London's most vibrant venue for new...

Soho Theatre has built a reputation as London's most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

Bang in the creative heart of London, Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers' development organisation of national significance.

With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers' events and home to a lively bar, Soho Theatre is one of the most exciting venues on London's cultural scene.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 138 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
  • 45
    Very good
  • 5
  • 6
  • 1
Andy Zaltzman - Superb

Saw Andy's 2016 Review with friends, Booked tickets for Row D, only to find out when we got there that was the front row. Had an absolute blast. Spent some time in the bar first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 133: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Andy's 2016 Review with friends, Booked tickets for Row D, only to find out when we got there that was the front row. Had an absolute blast. Spent some time in the bar first, which was crowded, but prices were reasonable for the area, and the beer was superb. Would recommend the venue, and will be keeping an eye... More 

Thank HxUrchin
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great 'little' venue to have a fabulous time. Nice bar to get together before the show- you can bring your drink with you.

Thank es-travler
Dereham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As someone who loves small intimate theatres but also loves coming to London to find the big name productions this is heaven. We came to see Ade Edmonsen in a one man play and what a great place to see it. You felt you were chatting to him in his flat rather than separated from him. Great venue

Thank DerehamDad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I went along to see jinx monsoon at the theatre, my first visit! It was a great experience! Quite busy but space for all. Great atmosphere and sound. Friendly staff too

Thank Claire L
Level Contributor
90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A must go venue for comedy fans, with all the usual caveats that not everything and not everyone is funny all of the time. The main theatre seats are a bit of a test, not the most comfortable but whoever went to a comedy venue and expected to be comfortable, intellectually, emotionally or physically? Particularly love the bar for before/after... More 

Thank Nicholas H
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Ade Edmondson and was delighted to see him perform in such a theater. Four stars as the seats are hard work and uncomfortable. Setting and venue is great. Adnams ale as well.

1 Thank Robert B
Level Contributor
211 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this venue to watch a comedy act, which was in the basement. It was a well laid out & intimate space, served by it's own bar - perfect for the type of act we were there to see. The central area is also great for hanging out - whether going to see a show or not - with a... More 

Thank LondonDebbieN
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

They book many different comedy acts for the Upstairs venue. Some of them are fantastic, others not so good. It is a room that is packed with a really low ceiling. It is pretty unpleasant after 45 minutes in there as the air gets progressively staler and becomes humid. Its like being in a broken down tube in July.

Thank GuyH555
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Booked some tickets to go and see Daphne (from the Edinburgh Fringe). Really loved the small studio feel of Soho Upstairs. The guys were truly funny and the show seemed to fly by. The bar has a good buzz to it and a good place to grab a drink. We then went to see Ade Edmonson a few nights later... More 

Thank perkinsSurrey
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited theatre to see last night of a production! Theatre offers range of drama and comedy in three theatres. Great bar and atmosphere and helpful staff. Will return to see something soon!

Thank AmbridgeGirl

Travellers who viewed Soho Theatre also viewed


Been to Soho Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Soho Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Soho

Neighbourhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
Explore this neighbourhood