Description

Barons Court Theatre is located in the vaults below the Curtains Up Pub. The theatre has 52 seats that surround the stage on three sides. The playing area is a 4m x 3m rectangle surrounded by archways on the three sides where the audience sits.  The theatre has a very intimate, very particular vibe, and it offers an intimacy between audience and performers like nowhere else.

Barons Court Theatre is currently run by Kibo Productions. The work presented is a mix of external companies and in-house productions. The vision for the space is to be a friendly and inclusive platform for emerging artists and young graduates who struggle to get a foothold in the industry.

Barons Court Theatre is keen to present new writing, international theatre, and socially involved theatre. We pay our dues to classic works and we like to see how these plays speak to the here and now. We are also keen to be a focal point of the community in West Kensington and go beyond our mission as a theatre to become a cultural hub for the residents of our neighborhood.

The Curtains Up Pub is a friendly, welcoming place keen to receive you with a pint and a smile. It is also an enjoyable place to grab an ale or a meal before the show (they have a restaurant in the back and you can book a table by ringing 020 7386 7543).

When are you next coming?

Location
  • The Curtains Up, 28a Comeragh Rd, London, England W14 9HA, United Kingdom

Offies Info (www.offies.london)

Offies nominated shows:

Love (to) Bits, 7-25 June 2022

History

The oldest mention we have is from July 1991, when it was called the Kensington Theatre and was operating in The Fox Tavern on the nearby North End Road. The show presented was The Persistence of Memory, with the tag line 'Salvador Dali lives!'. Given that the famous painter passed in 1989, the play must've been very topical.

Ron Phillips was the artistic director of the theatre from 1996 to 2021. Together with Chris Deal they created a well-known brand on the London fringe scene and weathered many a storm over their 25 year tenure.

Amy Winehouse, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Kestelman, Sheila Atim and Amy Molloy are but a few of the artists who presented their work on the stage at Barons Court.

The Covid pandemic hit the theatre hard and with no support from either landlords or the government, the danger of the theatre closing for good was very real. Kibo Productions stepped in to ensure the theatre's survival.

Since November 2021, the new Artistic Director of Barons Court is DePaul alumna Sharon Willems.

Open
Open 24h today
  • Monday

    Open 24h

  • Tuesday

    Open 24h

  • Wednesday

    Open 24h

  • Thursday

    Open 24h

  • Friday

    Open 24h

  • Saturday

    Open 24h

  • Sunday

    Open 24h

  • December 6, 2023 11:41 pm local time

Public Transport: Nearest Tube/Rail Station

West Kensington, Barons Court

Getting to the Venue

3 minutes walk from Barons Court station

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