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 5th  year now.

See   for full info    PRICES FROM £45


Thurs 25th May   8pm  £13.00 (members £5.50)


by Bertolt Brecht       Adapted by Larissa Turkina

You wouldn't have known BRECHT could be this funny!

The play is set in China  The title character, Shen Te, is a poor but warmhearted prostitute. Because she alone was willing to shelter three gods, they have favoured her with a gift of money. She purchases a tobacco shop but finds that her kinsfolk and other customers take advantage of her kindness. To save her business, Shen Te adopts an alter ego; dressing as a man and acting the role of her tough, cousin Shui Ta, she is able to exact just payment. She is forced to assume this role so often that, as Shui Ta, she is accused of murdering Shen Te

Tickets from link below or from the box office on 0208 694 1888

Please note - there are expletives in parts of this production

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Sunday  11th June 5pm to 8pm    £45   (members £25)


Join this 3 hour workshop taught by headline comics from The London Comedy Course

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Friday 16th July  8pm  Tickets £11.00

THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco

By the 1960s, The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco had already been recognized as a modern classic and an important seminal work in the Theatre of the Absurd. The Smith’s are a traditional couple from London who have invited another couple, the Martinez’s, over for a visit. They are joined later by the Smiths' maid, Mary, and the local Fire Chief, who is also Mary's lover. The two families engage in meaningless banter, telling stories and relating nonsensical poems. Like many plays in the theatre of the absurd genre, the underlying theme of The Bald Soprano is not immediately apparent but with this production we’ll follow the main interpretation underlining the futility of meaningful communication in modern society, all the artificial aspects of our behaviours and the superficiality of modern relationships

Tickets from external agent


Sat 1st July & Sunday 2nd July    £10.50   (members £5)  8pm 



Our theatre does 5 productions a year in other languages including this year, classical pieces in Russian, French, Spanish and now Cockney. On my life I promise this show is well good and you wont get mugged off and the salt playing one of the birds in it did all that proper acting with words and was in that KFC advert.  

Box office giss us a bell on 0208 694 1888


Sat 8th and Sunday 9th July         7pm     Tickets £10.50

In association with THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE & Russian Dreams

KAPUSNIC  (A night of Russian comedy & song)

'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.

Performed in Russian

Box office 0208 694 1888


Dates throughout JULY


This is a great chance to get your play seen.

Hire rates for plays during the festival start from £20! and you keep all the box office proceeds.  20 slots available over the festival and happy to programme new writing, established plays, dance, kids plays, anything as long as it is a play and last no longer then 60 mins.  Book your slot early - call 0208 694 1888 or email us at


Sat 22nd July 2pm  (doors open 1.30pm)   £11

STACY by Jack Thorne

A bleakly funny and disturbing play from Jack Thorne, writer of This Is England '86 and the stage adaptations of Let The Right One In and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.

Booking via external agent


Sun 22nd July 2pm  (doors open 1.30pm)   £11


“What would you do for the one you love?” A couple. They eat. They dance. They laugh. But who is the man with the bloody nose? The one who is brought into their home with devastating consequences…A new play about obsession and the lengths we will go to for those we cherish. Written by Paul Linghorn & Steve Fitzgerald

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BRIUNAC Presents

Fri 28th and Sat 29th July   8pm   £10.50    (members £5)



If you think Chekhov is boring - think again as we bring you two short comedies from this Russian writer which will make you laugh out loud.

Box office 0208 694 1888


Sat 29th & Sun 30 July  10am to 4pm Sat & 10am to 2pm Sun 


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 2 day intense course which will give you the skills to  act and do well at castings for both theatre and TV.

Past students last year have had professional lead roles in Miss Julie, Lolita and a Kids show at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.  

Course Covers

* You will given two Shakespeare speeches working with our theatre director and casting director for 'Shakespeare in the Park' (one comical and one serious) to get you to performance and drama school audition standard.

*You will learn one modern speech and perform various scenes both scripted and improvised from plays.

*You will perform a scene from a well known Chekhov play and scenes from a 'Brechtian' style play

*  You will learn to act and sight read to the camera

* Basic stage fighting skills

*You will work on voice and accents.

* You will look at skills needed for panto, late 19th century plays and easy ways to learn lines and team acting exercises.

This course is aimed at the beginner  to acting although useful for actors wishing to get into acting and also a chance to be seen for castings

Price £95   (members £80)    

call to book 0208 694 1888


Tues 15th to Sunday 20th August  £13   (members £5)

Russian Dreams  present this classic production of

by Lorca


Tues 5th Sept to Sun 18th Sept 

Andrew Marchant presents


A selection of short plays


Thurs 28th to Sat 30th Sept



Martin visits Helda every Thursday.  For years he's been getting his kicks from spanks, gags and domination.  But tonight something has changed.  Martin wants to play a different game but Helda insists that the rules stay the same.  Martin invites Helda to take a risk, but not in the way she is used to.  LIFE BOAT is a play that involves itself in sex, intimacy and our need for human connection along with our fears and resistance to attachment.  It asks the question: Is Life really too short?  And if it is, what's love got to do with it?

 Tickets via extenal agent