Everything: Riverside Studios / Crisp Road, Hammersmith

Originally a BBC television studio and home of TFI Friday’s. Now a fully established arts centre and cafe located by the river and hosting a range of film screenings (blockbuster, indie & foreign), plays, exhibitions and comedy events.

http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/

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Bar: The Cut @ Young Vic, The Cut / Waterloo

 

Attached to the Young Vic Theatre and about a minute’s walk from Waterloo station, The Cut is a good alternative to the chain bars and restaurants of the Southbank. Main dishes - burgers, salads, mediterraneany type stuff - bar snacks, breakfast (‘til 11am), pastries and coffee, drinks, cocktails etc. Outside balcony too and buzzy atmosphere.

Location: SE1 8LZ | More info: here

Event: 19th May - 11th September, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park / Central London

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season runs from 19th May - 11th September. Production-wise proceedings begin with Lord Of The Flies until 18th June, then it’s on to The Beggar’s Opera, then Pericles and rounding up with Crazy For You. Also scheduled are nights of comedy with Jimmy Carr, Jeremy Hardy and the Comedy Store Players, as well as music and a screening of Romeo & Juliet

More info: here + Facebook | Tickets: range from £14-£49.50 depending on event & seating area 

Theatre: 13th October - 21st January - Death & The Maiden (Book Now) / The Harold Pinter Theatre, Soho

Tickets: range from £15-£75 (depending on day/time/seats) | Location: SW1Y 4DN | More info: here

Theatre: 28th October - 21st January - Hamlet / Young Vic, Waterloo

Limited number of tickets for a limited selection of dates available.

Get tickets: £10-£30 | More info: here

Theatre: The Recruiting Officer - The Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden

"An irresistible production of a generous-hearted comedy" - The Times Culture.

Open: until 14th April | Location: WC2H 9LX | Read: Guardian review | Tickets: £10-32.50

Theatre: Masterclass - Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand

About the life and loves of the opera singer Maria Callas. 

Until: 28th April | Read: Evening Standard review | Tickets: £25-52.50

Theatre: All New People - Duke Of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane

Until: 28th April | Tickets: £15-49.50 | Location:  WC2N | Info: here

Theatre: RADA Productions - RADA, Malet Street

 

See plays put on by the actors and actresses of tomorrow; the chosen few who have made it onto a course at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts. They also run workshops for 16-24 year olds too. 

Browse: programme | Location: Malet Street

On the Cheap: Timon Of Athens - National Theatre, Southbank

Cheap seats available for just £12 - including many weekend performances - for this Shakespeare production which has received amazing reviews from the Times, Telegraph (5*), Independent (4*), Evening Standard (5*) and the Guardian (“the only show in town”).

Until: 31st October | Tickets: here

Until 3rd Nov: Three Sisters - Young Vic, Waterloo

★★★★ ‘Made me realise all over again why I love Chekhov’ Michael Billington, The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Absurdly good’ Evening Standard

"In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the adrenaline rush of life in Moscow – but their plans go nowhere. Disaster, deception, meaningless self-sacrifice – in Chekhov’s heartbreaking masterpiece, each new twist of fate sees the sisters’ control over their destiny slip away."

Tickets: £10-30

5 London Theatre Picks

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  1. Quartermaine’s Terms: Rowan Atkinson, 23rd January - 13th April, Wyndham’s Theatre | tickets
  2. The Judas Kiss | Rupert Everett, until 9th April, Royal Court Theatre | tickets
  3. Old Times: Kristin Scott Thomas, until 6th April, Harold Pinter Theatre | tickets
  4. People: Frances de la Tour, until 2nd April, National Theatre | tickets
  5. Peter and Alice: Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, 9th March - 1st June, Noel Coward Theatre | tickets
  6. No Quarter | Polly Stenham play, until 9th February, Royal Court Theatre | day tickets only