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All That Fall

Take an extraordinary journey in the dark. Samuel Beckett described his radio plays as “coming out of the dark”. Now, internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark takes blindfolded audiences literally into darkness, for a rare live production of Beckett’s first radio play, featuring a 360° sound design.

13th April - 14th May 2016

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WELCOME TO THE ARTS THEATRE

Welcome to the ARTS THEATRE, an independent commercial theatre situated in the heart of London’s West End, providing a dynamic programme of entertainment of all genres.

Our main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. In March 2015 we opened the doors to our 60-seat studio theatre, ABOVE THE ARTS, situated on the first floor.

The Arts is also home to ROOMS AT THE ARTS, available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, the MADD Hatters café, Covent Garden Cocktail Club and a private event space.

The Arts is the West End’s most vibrant theatre complex. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors very soon.

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Follow The Faun

02-05-2016

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07-05-2016

A multidimensional light­being on a mission of love and pleasure  Is here to take you higher than the mortal man can measure...

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Bud

02-05-2016

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07-05-2016

The Tell Theatre brings their critically acclaimed production of Nick Darke’s virtuoso one man play ‘Bud’, to Above the Arts.

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All That Fall

13-04-2016

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14-05-2016

Take an extraordinary journey in the dark. Samuel Beckett described his radio plays as “coming out of the dark”.

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The Wimps Show: Improvised Comedy

29-01-2016

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02-09-2016

Critically acclaimed alumni from Edinburgh Fringe’s longest-running improv show The Improverts take residency at the Arts as Wimps – performing fast paced, hilarious improvised comedy every first Friday of the Month at 10PM.

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Royal Comedy

08-05-2016

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08-05-2016

Full night of stand-up comedy to raise funds for the complementary therapy department of the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead

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DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan

09-05-2016

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28-05-2016

After the success of The Autumn of Han, Red Dragonfly Productions return with another exciting adaptation of a Chinese classic.

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A Foot in the Door

25-03-2015

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15-05-2016

The West-End's leading new writing event; Paperback Pictures present the best material by playwrights from across the country (and beyond)! #getyourfootin, every second month: Above the Arts.

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The Quentin Dentin Show

16-05-2016

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28-05-2016

The cult hit Edinburgh Fringe rock musical is reborn in London!

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A View from Islington North

18-05-2016

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02-07-2016

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark teams up with some of our most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire.

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This Was The World and I Was King

01-06-2016

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22-06-2016

Rediscover the unbridled imagination of childhood in this transporting First World War tale of courage, kindness and bravery featuring the enchanting poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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The Gentleman for Nowhere

02-06-2016

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22-06-2016

“Thus, at Mugby Junction, at past three o’clock of a tempestuous morning, the traveller went where the weather drove him” An immersive Dickensian journey for the escapist in all of us.

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My Friend Peter

02-06-2016

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23-06-2016

It all started with a little rabbit in a blue coat... A family friendly folk musical suitable for all those who seek big adventures in little places.

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Phantasmagoria

03-06-2016

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23-06-2016

The worlds of horror and fantasy collide in a sensory journey of the imagination. Lewis Carroll’s darkest work comes to life as the lines between reality and fiction blur in this immersive tale of desperation and delusion.

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Quentin Crisp : Naked Hope

26-06-2016

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26-06-2016

Mark Farrelly's hit solo show returns to the West End after a year-long UK tour. **** "Brilliant...Farrelly's mastery of his audience is total" Time Out **** Metro ****The Stage ****British Theatre Guide

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Savage

29-06-2016

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23-07-2016

LWL Investments & Entertainment Limited presents the world premiere of 'SAVAGE', a new play written and directed by Claudio Macor.

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AMERICAN IDIOT The Musical

08-07-2016

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25-09-2016

Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, returns to The Arts theatre after a smash-hit run last year.

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Human Emotional Process

26-07-2016

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15-08-2016

Chaskis Theatre in collaboration with PigDog, presents the UK premiere of Jose Rivera's HUMAN EMOTIONAL PROCESS.

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Desert Rats

28-07-2016

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13-08-2016

Chaskis Theatre presents the UK premiere of DESERT RATS by Nate Rufus Edelman. A dark comedy about life and crime in America's contemporary midwest.

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Lunch Hour Plays

29-07-2016

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12-08-2016

Chaskis Theatre presents a series of short plays by award-winning playwright Christine Evans. Including the UK premiere of MOTHERGUN.

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Murder Ballad

29-09-2016

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29-10-2016

Don't miss Murder Ballad, the thrilling new musical of love, obsession and murderous desire as it heads to the Arts Theatre this October with West End and Broadway star, Kerry Ellis.

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