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


Monday 3rd July - FREE EVENT    7pm to 10pm


A social drinkies night for anyone into or wants to get into the wonderful world of model railways, basically it's a load of people drinking and talking model trains and the event is open to anyone to attend.   Often we get people from the local model railway clubs come along and get pissed, oh and sometimes it kicks off, but nothing major, usually over a disagreement on the wheel formation of the GWR tank engine. Not like the violent scenes in the 1980's between rival model railway clubs, which gave the whole hobby a bad name.  


Sunday  9th July noon to 3pm    £45   (members £25)


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

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In association with THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE & Russian Dreams

Sat 8th & Sunday 9th July   7pm   £10

KEPUSNIC  (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


Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd July 4pm - 8pm (2 day course)


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 £49  (members £45)    

call to book 0208 694 1888

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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 15th July   8pm

56.78 by Tairi Joe

56.78 is a physical performance which explores the functioning and non-functioning of a human body. The main attention is given to the methods of how people manipulate their own bodies and those others with the aim of making them dysfunctional. The performer explores the limits of her own body and objectifies herself and the audience through the use of sound, light and food.

Tickets from external agent


Weds 19th July  8pm  £11 & £8 concessions

Theatre department present

Caravaggio: Between the Darkness


Rome, 1600, a city pulsating with artists, writers and powerful religious leaders. Caravaggio kills a love rival. Forced to flee, Caravaggio secures a commission from his patron, Cardinal Del Monte, on the isolated Christian outpost of Malta. After painting the portrait of the grand master of the Knights of St. John, he learns this powerful man has one desire – to purify Caravaggio's wretched soul. Caravaggio escapes torture, finding refuge with his artistic nemesis, Annibale Carracci. He waits, longing for the pardon that must surely come… This new writing debut focuses on storytelling, movement and music. 

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Friday 21st July 8pm (doors 7.30pm)  £5.50


Ingrid Oliver returns with her debut solo show featuring an eclectic mix of characters, all giving the speech of their lives. From a teary Oscar acceptance speech to a TED talk, from a right wing politician's rant to a bridal toast, these people have a lot to say and they are giving it both barrels.

Co-creator and star of Watson and Oliver (BBC Two), as seen on Doctor Who and Plebs. 

'A heady mix of good writing and committed performances' - Guardian

'Ingrid Oliver can really act' – Independent

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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

Tickets via external agent


Sat 22nd July 9pm (doors open 8.30pm)


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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


Russian Dreams present

Tues 1st Aug to Thurs 3rd Aug   8pm   £12.50 (members £5.50)


(translated and adapted by Byony Scott)

Warning - contains scenes and text of a sexual nature (Over 18 only)

Powerful play with an all female leading cast about bdsm and mind control set around a European household in Africa in the late 1960's and one woman's quest and lust to control and be controlled by different members of the household.   Written in 2002 and this will be the first time it has been performed outside of France and Germany.


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

Russian Dreams  present this classic production of

by Lorca


August 15th to 20th   -  £85

5 DAY SUMMER ACTING SCHOOL for 10 to 17 year olds

10am to 4pm each day with final public showcase of work on the eve of the last day

A fun but professional week of training aimed at the 10 to 17 year old age range who want to progress to a level of drama school, training and looking at areas such as stage fighting, panto skills, acting for camera, learning a small Shakespeare speech to audition standard and working not with drama tutors but directly with our Artistic director so each student gets to feel what it like performing and working with theatre professionals who are fully DBS checked on scenes and working towards a final public showcase.  

Limited spaces so book early

cost £85 

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Tues 5th Sept to Sun 18th Sept  (No performance Monday)


The 10 Minutes A Month Playwriting Collective was started in 2016 as a means to keep writers writing. Embracing the uprising of the short play, each month, the Collective sets an one word theme and challenges whoever wants to be challenged to write a 10 minute play on that subject, with whatever tone, and in whatever style they desire. Taken from the first 10 themes, we are pleased to showcase the work of 16 writers over 2 weeks (8 plays one week, and 8 different pieces the next), covering foolishness, dormitories, wonderland, europe, jargon, nightmares, ambushes, divorce, tourists and space.


Written by:

Emily Carmichael, Eddie Coleman, Julia Collier, Rob De La Poer, Caroline Doyle, Nick Edwards, Ian Green, Lily Ann Green, Matthew Lyne, Alan Maddrell, Andy Marchant, Asma Mani, Adam Moulder, Nick Mouton, Matthew Partridge and Kat Wootton


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