THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE train over 300 comics a year and use headline comics who play venues such as 'Jongleurs' as tutors.  5* rated for the past three years by

All courses are aimed at the beginner and range from 3 hour taster sessions to 6 week Monday evening courses with a showcase at the end.

Recent students have won numerous competitions including LOADED magazine  comic of the year.   Great thing to try for fun, for a hobby or as many of our students found a new source of income and career.

We are happy that THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE have been based in our venue for it's third year now.

See   for full info    PRICES FROM £45


Tues 29th Sept to Sun 4th Oct 2015  8pm  (Sun 5pm)


In the exclusive social circles of 21st Century Chelsea, the lives and
loves of the affluent and respectable ruling elite are not all that
they seem; behind the glamorous veneer of SW1 lies an explosive social
scene plagued by lust, heartbreak and betrayal. Is heartbreaker Lord
Illingworth’s penitence to be trusted? How will party queens Allonby
and Stutfield react when New Yorker Hester Worsley steals the
attention? Will Mrs. Arbuthnot’s mysterious secret smash their
superficial world? Emotions and hairstyles run high in Venture Wolf’s
autumn production of Oscar Wilde’s rarely performed classic, A Woman
of No Importance.

Tickets can be bought from external agents only at

Tickets £13.20


Sat 3rd Oct  2pm - 5pm     £45  (members £25)

LEARN TO BE A STAND UP COMIC - 3 hour workshop

A fun three hour workshop run by The London Comedy Course with a headline comic as tutor.  You will learn mic technique , public speaking skills and joke writing plus stage time - scary!

to book call 0208 694 1888 or go to


Tues 6th Oct  8pm  to late

info at


7th - 9th Oct  7pm to 10pm

ACTING & CASTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS  (total 3 sessions - 9 hours)

Did you know our training centre is a well known casting suite for theatre and film productions and used by many companies to find actors/performers each week

Did you know that a number of our  students with no previous acting skills have been cast in professional theatre, film and TV productions as they have been spotted by our casting director while in training. 

We have decided to do a special 3 evening intense course which not only will give you the skills to  act and do well at castings for both theatre and TV.

To book and more information click HERE 


Tues 13th Oct   8pm  £10   (Members £5)   


GLEN LENNY SHERMAN (LOADED MAG comic of the Year) hosts this great night of stand up comedy with top acts and some newbies

Box office  0208 694 1888   or book online HERE


15th to 17th Oct  8pm    £10.50 (members £5)


 Two classic Chekov comedy shorts, if you though Chekov was boring, think again!

Tickets £10.50   Box Office 0208 694 1888 or book HERE


Weds 28th Oct  7:30pm & 9:30pm

MONOROGUES: Into the Darkness

As winter comes knocking and the wild and witchy Hallowe’en weekend approaches, the Monorogue crew offer their visions of The Darkness: stirring, subtle, spooky or darkly comic. Monorogue is theatre for the short attention span: you’ll encounter a multitude of voices within an hour. And because there’s two shows (7.30 and 9.30), you can choose which suits and still have time for a drink before and after: the bar’s open till midnight. The Monorogue actors are all connected with the salon:collective, a multidisciplinary community of artists based in London.

  Tickets via external source


The London Theatre touring event

Sat 31st Oct & Sun 1st Nov 10am to 4pm


Did you know our theatre also does a number of  external touring productions and large scale events around the UK each year?  Part of this is running three major model railway shows  in New Cross, Sevenoaks and Cobham.   These are large scale exhibitions, which saw over 900 people attending our last show in Sevenoaks over a 8 hour period.  Our next show is our New Cross show and is a great day out for the whole family!

The event is held at Hatcham St James School, opposite New Cross Gate BR and there is a aftershow Bottled Beer festival at our theatre from 4pm

Tickets from £4 if pre booked

16 fully scenic working train layouts from Z to O gauge

 Trade and model shop stands

2 x Train Simulators

Children's driving layout

Modelling demonstrations


See   for all info

You can also pre book at our box office on 0208 694 1888 or ONLINE


Thurs 5th to Sat 7th Nov  8pm

JOY DIVISION - the Nazi Sex Slaves Story

by Harry Denford

In the 70s and early 80s, the well-known Manchester band, Joy Division, took their name from events had nothing to do with joy. The name comes from forced labour camps in Nazi Germany. In these camps, thousands of young  Polish women were used as sex slaves for German officers before they went to fight on the Russian front. These young girls, known as 'Feld Hure' (Field Whores), underwent daily 'enjoyment duty' where three bad reports were met with brutal levels of punishment. The question is, in such dire circumstances, do humans take solace in the companionship of others suffering the same fate? Or does an individual's supposed submission give them greater dominance and a longer shelf life? Warning: Contains Female Nudity. 

This production has been seen in numerous theatres around the UK, performed and was performed in English or Polish and in 2014 was included in the Summer RADA festival in the West End.

Tickets £10.50   (members £5)  Box office 0208 694 1888 or book HERE

Over 18 only


 Tues 10th Nov to Sun 22th Nov 


Two weeks of new plays, dance, stand up comedy & live music and new shows each night


Fri 27th to Mon 30th Nov    £22  (Saturday £27)    8pm (extra shows 2pm on Sat and Sunday)   All performances now SOLD OUT please email us to go on waiting list in case of any returns.

Bodas de sangre


Performed in Spanish

Fue escrita en 1932 y estrenada en Madrid en marzo de 1933 y más tarde ese año en Buenos Aires. Los críticos de teatro a menudo en grupo con Yerma y La Casa de Bernarda Alba como la " Trilogía Rural" . El plan de Lorca para que una " trilogía de la tierra española " quedó sin terminar en el momento de su muerte ( que no incluía La casa de Bernarda Alba en ella)

 Sorry  SOLD OUT

Over 18 only


Tues 15th to Sun 20th Dec  8pm  (Sun 5pm)  £13   (Members £5 Tuesday)

CLUB CLASS- The Aviation Comedy

by Harry Denford

Now in it's 12th year and seen at over 180 professional UK theatres, this comedy set on a charter flight from Luton to the Algarve with a cast dressed as cabin crew yet playing everyone from pilots to baggage handlers, passengers to bits of the Airbus A320.  Performed in the Brechtian style and set to the music of STEPS (or Thin LIZZY) depending on what crew are roistered.  Please feel free to come dressed as holiday makers, cabin crew or pilots and join the fun. Some will be upgraded to first class.

Interesting Facts - It is written by an ex airline pilot who left flying to become a headline stand up comic playing clubs such as Jongleurs.

It has not only toured the UK, but India, Australia and Germany (in German) in professional productions

It was voted in the top ten new plays in 2005 by 'THE TIMES'

TV comedienne SARA PASCOE toured in this play for 4 months on the role of MJ in 2007

Every month for the past 6 years, Club Class has been performed in a theatre around the country, and is very popular on the 'Am Dram' circuit.  (Our production uses professional actors)

Two actors doing the simulator scene undergo extensive technical training and is based on an actual simulator check ride, the writer failed during line training.

The writer has crashed twice, once nearly killing a member of the Royal Family at RAF Northolt.

Box office 0208 694 1888  or book HERE


Thurs 7th to Sat 9th Jan  8pm   £10  (performed in Polish)


Opowieść o młodych polskich kobiet używany przez nazistów

Box office 0208 694 1888


Sat 16th & Sunday 17th Jan  7.30pm  £10

KAPUSNIC performed in Russian

Directed by Larissa Turkina


'KAPUSNIC' or cabbage is a traditional Russian event where villagers used to go around, perform comedy sketches and comedy songs and eat cabbage. Russian stand up comedy forms the modern version of this without the cabbage eating. 

Back by popular demand with a whole new show of comedy and song and performed in Russian by a mixture of Russian comedy actors and staff members from the Russian National Tourist Office. 

Mad, funny and very silly (helps if you speak Russian).  Book fast as these events sell out fast.

Tickets £10   box office 0208 694 1888 


Tues 26th Jan - Sunday 31st Jan  8pm (Sun 5pm)  £12

SHOPPED by Ian Holloway

This fast-paced new comedy by long-time New Cross resident Ian Holloway is set in Liddi’s, a supermarket chain so low-rent it makes Aldi looks like Fortnum & Mason.

These are troubled times, with financial scandal looming for the Liddi’s group. Will the unscrupulous but charismatic CEO escape with his reputation (and knighthood) intact? What dark secret is the paraplegic manageress hiding? Will the artist-in-residence get what she so thoroughly deserves? And will Candy, the hapless shelf-stacker, win out against all the odds?

Why not come along and find out? Shake off the January blues with 2 hours of fun-filled theatre, as the cast plays everything from self-checkout machines to a pharmacist more spacey than Sir Kevin.

Box office 0208 694 1888


Sat 20th Feb to Sun 28th Feb    (No show Monday)   8pm  (Sun 5pm)

PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw

A play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.

Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.

In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and the film of that name.

Tickets £15   (Members £5  Tues performance)    Box Office 0208 694 1888


Tues 8th to Sunday 13th March  £12.00 (members £5)  8pm (Sunday 5pm)



Adapted and directed by Olga Tromalov

During a train ride, Pozdnyshev overhears a conversation concerning marriage, divorce and love. When a woman argues that marriage should not be arranged but based on true love, he asks "what is love?" and points out that, if understood as an exclusive preference for one person, it often passes quickly. Convention dictates that two married people stay together, and initial love can quickly turn into hatred. 

After this work by Leo Tolstoy had been forbidden in Russia by the censors, a mimeographed version was widely circulated. 

Box office 0208 694 1888


Sat 2nd April to Fri 8th April £12  

THE INSECT PLAY  by Karel Čapek

Deep in the heart of a forest is a vast insect community. Within this community
are smaller groups of individual insects, all imbued with striking group
personalities. Flirtatious butterflies flutter for sex; narcissistic mayflies live and die
for themselves; dictator ants march in rhythm and lust for power. Watching all
this activity is the Traveller, an outsider in his own world, who observes all the
flaws of humanity embodied in these tiny creatures. Capek’s satirical meditation
on different philosophies of life, with a powerful anti-war message, is one of his
most frequently performed plays.


21st to 23rd April  8pm    £15


by Keith Waterhouse in association with Samuel French

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell is a play about real-life journalist . Bernard was still alive at the time the play was first performed in the West End in 1989. Bernard wrote the "Low Life" column in The Spectator. The play's title refers to the magazine's habit of printing a one-line apology on a blank page when he was too drunk or hung-over to produce the required copy and a substitute article could not be found before the deadline for publication. Its premise is that Bernard has found himself locked in overnight at his favourite public house, the coach and Horses in Soho Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell was a highly successful vehicle for its original star Peter O'Toole. The show opened in Brighton in September 1989, moved to Bath and made its triumphant London debut at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in October. O'Toole also appeared in a later revival at the Old Vic. The Old Vic run was totally sold out, and on 23 August 1999 the London Evening Standard published a 'Bluffer's Guide' to enable readers to pretend they had seen it: "thereby allowing dinner party conversations and watercooler debates to run their course unhindered by ignorance." O'Toole was followed in the part by Tom Conti who starred in a revival of the play until September 2006 at the Garrick Theatre in London. The part has also been played by James Bolam, Dennis Waterman,  and Robert Powell,  A cast of six bring this great modern  comedy classic to life.