Old Red Lion Theatre

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418 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ T: 020 7837 7816

Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington

Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington

Nina Raine, winner 2006 Most Promising Playwright Award. Nina Staged her first show 'Rabbit' at the Old Red Lion Theatre March/April 2006.

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub has played host to some of Britain's most exciting theatrical talent since it was founded in 1979 as the Old Red Lion Theatre Club.

Then led under the Artistic Direction of Charlie Hanson (Birds of a Feather, Harry Hill and Extras) it became a place for actors, directors, designers , writers and technicians to experiment and thrive with their art.

After the Kings Cross Disaster in 1987, the theatre was threatened with closure due to the tightening of fire regulations. A saviour came in the form of new Artistic Director Ken McClymont who raised funds to keep the theatre from closing.