Bang in the heart of London’s vibrant West End lies Soho Theatre. While hosting productions, the venue also plays a large role in the writing of new plays and is home to a significant writers’ development programme. With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers’ events and home to a lively bar, Soho Theatre is one of the most vibrant venues on London’s cultural scene.
The Soho Theatre Company has a history which stretches beyond the foundation of this theatre. It was formed in 1969 and performed at a venue in Compton Street. After a period of migrating between different theatres, the company moved to its present location in 2000. The purpose-built venue allows for both theatre performances and cabaret.
Soho Theatre owns its own Central London venue housing the intimate 150-seat Soho Theatre, a 90-seat Soho Upstairs and a cabaret space, Soho Downstairs. Under the joint leadership of Soho’s Artistic Director Steve Marmion and Executive Director Mark Godfrey, Soho Theatre now welcomes 167,000 people a year.