The Hope Theatre is a place for audiences and theatre-makers to explore big ideas. An award-winning 50-seater black-box theatre above the world-famous Hope and Anchor pub on Upper Street, we love telling stories that are dramatic, surprising, and have something to say about the world we are living in now.

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OFFIE 2019 WINNER Best Social Media & Online Presence (People’s Vote)

OFFIE 2019 WINNER Best Ensemble: Out of the Forest Theatre - Bury The Hatchet

OFFIE 2017 WINNER Best Artistic Director: Matthew Parker

OFFIE 2016 WINNER Best Sound Designer: Paul Freeman - Lovesong of the Electric Bear

OFFIE 2016 WINNER Best Supporting Male: Chris Levens for Lovesong of the Electric Bear


We opened in November 2013, and were the first Off-West End venue to open with a house agreement with Equity, the UK's largest performers union, to ensure a legal wage for all actors, stage managers and box office staff working at the theatre.

Productions at the Hope Theatre have previously transferred to the West End (USHERS: THE FOH MUSICAL to the Charing Cross Theatre, and Snoo Wilson's LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR to the Arts Theatre) and we have been home to many world premieres, including the professional world premiere of Joe Orton's FRED AND MADGE.

Public Transport: Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Highbury and Islington or Angel

Getting to the Venue

The theatre can be found inside the Hope & Anchor Pub on the corner of Upper Street and Islington Park Street.

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