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The Pleasance Theatre, North Road, Islington, London, N7

See also in this area - The Angel Picture Theatre - The Philharmonic Hall / Empire Theatre / Grand Theatre - The Marlborough Theatre - The Pleasance Theatre - Collins' Music Hall - The Parkhurst Theatre - The Royal Agricultural Hall and Islington Palace

The Pleasance Theatre, Islington during the production of 'Blondel' - Courtesy Charles Bowman.

Above - The Pleasance Theatre, Islington during the production of 'Blondel' - Courtesy Charles Bowman

The Pleasance Theatre in North Road Islington opened in 1995 with 'Bus the Musical' and was originally a timbre store for the London Omnibus Company. The Theatre, designed by its Founder Christopher Richardson, was the result of one of the early Lottery Grant successes and private sponsorship.

The Pleasance Theatre is one of London's Fringe Spaces, producing its own shows and playing host to many others, and from 1999 to 2004 was also home to the Unicorn Theatre, previously at the Arts Theatre in London's West End. The Pleasance also hosts comedy nights regularly and many big names have appeared there such as; Graham Norton, Harry Enfiled, Ross Noble and Harry Hill. The BBC also regularly use the Theatre for recording and location shooting.

The Theatre's own Website can be found here.

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