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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby Wax – comedian, writer, mental health campaigner – brings her one-woman show to the West End following a sell-out UK tour.

Ruby gives a tour of the brain and how to tame it: “We know so much about how the world works - but so little about our how our own minds work. It’s like having a Ferrari on top of your head but no one gave you the keys.”

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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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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

19-01-2016

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13-02-2016

Ruby Wax – comedian, writer, mental health campaigner – brings her one-woman show to the West End following a sell-out UK tour.

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Ludlow Fair and Home Free!

27-01-2016

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21-02-2016

A double bill of Lanford Wilson’s early short plays, Ludlow Fair and Home Free!, which were both first performed at the legendary Caffé Cino, an incubator for the greatest playwrights, directors, and actors of the 1960s.

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Coffeehouse

06-02-2016

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06-02-2016

Coffeehouse is Jules Thomas and Paul Hilder who have recently teamed up to breathe fresh life into music created by a group of era-defining artists, covering, and sometimes rearranging, perfectly-crafted classic songs.

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A Poster of the Cosmos and The Great Nebula in Orion

26-01-2016

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21-02-2016

A double bill of Lanford Wilson’s short plays, A Poster of the Cosmos and The Great Nebula in Orion, paint intimate portraits of isolation in New York City, of people trying to find their place within the vastness and unknowability of space.

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John Dagleish does Dylan, Dave Van Ronk & Dagleish

05-02-2016

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11-02-2016

An acoustic gig with John Dagleish singing and playing the songs of Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, and some of his own compositions.

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Slap

12-02-2016

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12-02-2016

Jenny is a shy 13 year-old girl from Essex who doesn't know what she likes or who she is. What she does know is who she likes - Ally, her best friend in the world - and who she doesn't - Malcolm, Ally's new and first ever boyfriend.

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The Wimps Show: Improvised Comedy

29-01-2016

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11-03-2016

Critically acclaimed alumni from Edinburgh Fringe’s longest-running improv show The Improverts bring their trademark quick witted, high energy improvisation to Above the Arts every other Friday night.

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Blood Harmonies

13-02-2016

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13-02-2016

Singer/songwriter Steve Dagleish is joined on stage by his son John for the first time in many years, performing his own compositions along with some well chosen Greenwich Village classic covers and a few surprises.

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Valentines Date Night: Uptown Comes Downtown

14-02-2016

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14-02-2016

A romantic evening of old standards from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, performed by Natalie Webb and Sophie Angelson. Think Judy Garland, Vera Lynn, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr.

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Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope

15-02-2016

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15-02-2016

How can we build societies run in the interests of working people, not run as a racket for the mean and the greedy at the top?

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46 Beacon

17-02-2016

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19-02-2016

As part of the Room One New Writing Festival.

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Uptown Comes Downtown

30-01-2016

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18-02-2016

A sparkling and magical evening of old jazz standards. Even in the less than salubrious environment of the Greenwich Village Café, class will out! Join Natalie Webb and her band for a night of sophistication in our bustling Beatnik bar.

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1971 Project

19-02-2016

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20-02-2016

The 1971 Project was co-devised by Rebecca Thorn and Chris Winslet.

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Interrobang

22-02-2016

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25-02-2016

‘We’re not bad people. You’re alright, y’know, you’re a bit of a lump but you’re okay. I’m a bit much. I know. But I’m not a bad person, so what the fuck –‘

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Beyond The Fence

22-02-2016

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05-03-2016

Beyond the Fence marks a new dawn in the evolution of musical theatre – the first show in the world conceived and substantially crafted by computer!

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Red Bastard

22-02-2016

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05-03-2016

Last chance to see America's dangerous, seductive comedy-monster in the roller-coaster ride of raw conversation, traps/rewards and catch-22's that earned him FIFTEEN 5-star reviews.

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TEECHERS

27-02-2016

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27-02-2016

Welcome to Whitewall High School … where anything can happen in a drama lesson!

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Enveloped in Velvet

01-03-2016

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06-03-2016

Four people strive for raw sensation amid beer, neglect and teeth.

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Masters of Show Choir

06-03-2016

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06-03-2016

Masters of Show Choir - the UK's university show choir and glee club competition – is coming to the Arts Theatre for one night only!

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Tomorrow

07-03-2016

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12-03-2016

Clive is having a party. Tomorrow something BIG is happening and he is celebrating with the best spread of sausage rolls, crisps and rum and ginger that Lidl has on offer. But no one is eating the food and people aren’t dancing…

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NotMoses

10-03-2016

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14-05-2016

Don't miss the hilarious new play, NotMoses, when it makes its world premiere at the Arts Theatre from 10 March 2016.

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A Foot in the Door

25-03-2015

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15-05-2016

In association with Arts Theatre West End, Paperback Pictures is proud to continue presenting A FOOT IN THE DOOR: the very best new writing from playwrights from across the country.

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Nonsense & Sensibility

14-03-2016

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03-04-2016

Jane Austen, but not as you know it.

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Deliciously Stella

14-03-2016

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14-03-2016

Deliciously Stella is not your average health guru. A devotee of the #eatclean phenomenon with a huge social media following, she’s hoping to share her diet secrets with the masses.

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F.A.N.Y (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry)

15-03-2016

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02-04-2016

Five Women. One War. One Purpose. A fascinating tale of comradeship and the ordinary women who did extraordinary things.

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Lady Lounge

16-03-2016

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02-04-2016

Creative and movement based workshops and lectures to inspire and support you.

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Vanity Bites Back

16-03-2016

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16-03-2016

A “bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake.

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Noa in Concert

20-03-2016

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20-03-2016

Noa is a singer songwriter and percussionist of Yemenite/ Israeli/American origin that has been blessed with an angelic voice and magnetic stage presence.

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Sunday in The Arts with... SOPHIE LINDER LEE

27-03-2016

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27-03-2016

Sophie Linder-Lee is currently playing Columbia in the UK Tour of Richard O'Brien's 'Rocky Horror Show'

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50 50

30-03-2016

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30-03-2016

A celebration of gender quality casting with a 50/50 split between male and female performers.

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The Taming of the Shrew

05-04-2016

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01-05-2016

An exhilarating retelling of Shakespeares’s dark comedy, where social absurdities are turned on their head, to glorious comic effect.

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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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