Pleasance Theatre Islington London

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Pleasance Theatre Islington London
Pleasance,
N7 9EF London
GB

Venue information

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.

The building that is now the Pleasance Theatre Islington was once the timber store for the London Omnibus Company and several original features (including a huge winch by the entrance!) remain to this day. More recently the building was home to the internationally renowned Circus Space School. The theatre was designed by Pleasance founder Christopher Richardson and the conversion was completed in May 1996 with the help of one of London's first Lottery grants and a great deal of private support. In October 2003 the company office was moved upstairs and in its place the StageSpace was created - a versatile studio theatre built to aid the development of new work and new ideas.

Since it opened with Young Pleasance's critically acclaimed premiere of Bus! The Musical in the winter of 1995 the Pleasance Islington has produced and housed literally hundreds of companies, productions and performers.

Pleasance Islington also houses some of the biggest names in comedy and the likes of Graham Norton, Al Murray, Harry Enfield, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Harry Hill, Mark Thomas and most recently The Mighty Boosh have regularly complemented our comedy programme.

BBC Radio and BBC Television have been frequent visitors also, using the theatre either for recordings or as a location for filming. The Pleasance has recently featured in episodes of Love Soup and Spaced. The Pleasance has also been used as a location by numerous other film and television production companies and the StageSpace is to be seen in Peter O'Toole's latest film, Venus.

In 2004 the Pleasance set up the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve - a fund for new theatre - in memory of the late Charlie Hartill. In 2005 the fund enabled two productions to appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and supported Aladdin - The New Pantomime at the Pleasance Islington. We continued this support in 2006 with another two productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Address: Pleasance Theatre Islington
Pleasance, N7 9EF London
Public transport
By Bus

We are well served by buses and several pass within easy walking distance of the theatre.

259 Kings Cross - Edmonton Green: nearest stop is outside Caledonian Road tube station - stop D (northbound) and A (southbound).

17 London Bridge - Archway: nearest stop is outside Caledonian Road tube station - stop D (northbound) and A (southbound).

91 Trafalgar Square - Crouch End: nearest stop is outside Caledonian Road tube station - stop D (northbound) and A (southbound).

274 Lancaster Gate - Angel, Islington: nearest stop is on Market Road - stop E (eastbound) and F (westbound).

153 Liverpool Street - Finsbury Park: nearest stop is on Westbourne Road - stop B (northbound) and C (southbound).

Please note: this service stops approx. ten minute walk from the theatre, so plan your journey carefully if using the 153.

393 Clapton - Chalk Farm (via Stoke Newington and Highbury Corner): Stop right outside the theatre door!

N91 Trafalgar Square - Wood Green: nearest stop is outside Caledonian Road tube station - stop D (northbound) and A (southbound).

For more details on bus services to the theatre please visit the Transport for London website or see this map detailing the local bus routes.

By Tube

Caledonian Road station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 2) is an easy 5 minute walk from the theatre. Simply turn left out of the station, walk over the bridge, and North Road is the first street on the left. The theatre is two hundred meters along North Road on the left-hand side. Caledonian Road station has lift access to street level.

By Train

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Richmond - North Woolwich Overground service: the theatre is a 10-15 minute walk north up Caledonian Road from the station, but bus Nos. 259, 17, 91 and N91 northbound all stop outside the station.

Kings Cross/St Pancras Mainline Intercity, International and local services: either take the Piccadilly Line northbound one stop to Caledonian Road station or bus Nos. 259, 17, 91 or N91 northbound outside Kings Cross station.

By road
By Car

Metered parking is available on North Road during office hours (£0.20 per 6 mins up to £4, max. stay 2 hrs; 9:30am-4:30pm) and free parking is available in the evenings.

The Pleasance Theatre Islington is outside the Congestion Charge Zone.

Parking

Metered parking is available on North Road during office hours (£0.20 per 6 mins up to £4, max. stay 2 hrs; 9:30am-4:30pm) and free parking is available in the evenings.

The Pleasance Theatre Islington is outside the Congestion Charge Zone.

Accessibility

The Pleasance Theatre Islington is a disabled friendly venue.

Facilities

Box Office - you can book tickets for all shows at the Pleasance in the following ways: by phone on 020 7609 1800, online at www.pleasance.co.uk, by post or in person at the theatre box office (box office opening hours 10am-6/8pm).

Audio described and sign interpreted performances are arranged on a show by show basis in conjunction with the performing company where possible - please check with the box office for further details.

An infra-red hearing loop is available in either theatre with advance notice - please check with the box office for further details.

If you need to be accompanied by a carer we will happily provide them with a complimentary ticket.

Guide dogs are more than welcome in all our venues

Wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility

Access to the Main House - the Main House is fully accessible - there is lift access from street level directly into the auditorium. We can accommodate up to 2 wheelchair users per performance. Please advise the Box Office if you are a wheelchair user when booking your tickets.

Access to the StageSpace - unfortunately this space is not wheelchair accessible due to its location on the second floor of the building.

WC facilities there is a disabled toilet located to the left of the bar, please follow the signs or ask for assistance if required.

Bar and Front of House

If you require assistance of any kind when arriving at the theatre, please ring the bell located by the entrance and a member of staff will be alerted.

Large print menus/price lists are available at the bar.

Table service is available upon request - please make the Box Office or Bar staff aware if you require table service.

Performers With Disabilities

There is a disabled access dressing room for the Main House located at stage level.

If you have any comments or suggestions about disability access to the Pleasance Theatre Islington we would be keen to hear them.

Gemma Crosswell
Pleasance Theatre
Carpenter's Mews
North Road
London
N7 9EF

020 7619 6868

info@pleasance.co.uk