The Lion And Unicorn Theatre

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What You Need To Know About The Lion And Unicorn Theatre:

The Lion And Unicorn Theatre is a 60-seat pub theatre in Kentish Town. It is run by Cutting The Strings Theatre Company, who are headed up by Chris Mellor. The theatre reopened in 2016.

Situated above the Lion And Unicorn Pub, the venue is dedicated to fringe theatre and new writing. Along with programming plays, the theatre also host workshops on subjects relating to working in the arts (for example, how to apply for funding) and small-scale festivals of new writing.

Every third Sunday of the month, the Lion And Unicorn Theatre host its new spoken word night, Spit And Polish.

Top Facts About The Lion And Unicorn Theatre:

  1. The Lion And Unicorn Theatre is one of the venues that part in the annual Camden Fringe. The festival started life at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden and now includes more than 20 different venues.
  2. The Lion And Unicorn Theatre was previously the home of theatre company Giant Olive.

Key Information About The Lion And Unicorn Theatre:


Tube: The closest tube station is Kentish Town (Northern Line) which is approximately five-minutes walk from the venue.

Train: Kentish Town station is also served by mainline rail services.

Bus: Bus numbers 134, 214, 393, C2 and N20 all stop at Kentish Town post office, which is just around the corner from the Lion And Unicorn Theatre. To plan your journey in more detail, please visit the Transport for London website.


There is a small amount of parking available near the theatre on Regis Road. If you visit the theatre’s website, you can get a code for discounted parking rates.


The theatre is above the Lion And Unicorn Pub; a trendy gastro pub with a shabby chic vibe and mismatched furniture. Food is served until 10pm each day, making dinner before or after the performance a possibility. If you’re looking for a quick snack, they have a ‘nibbles’ menu, as well as sandwiches. Their main menu includes traditional English pub fare, but with an upmarket twist. They also specialise in ales from local breweries. If you’ve got time and the weather’s nice, there’s a beer garden to pass the time in as well.

For more information, visit the Lion And Unicorn Theatre’s website.