Etcetera Theatre

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Welcome to the Etcetera Theatre - “one of London's best pub theatres” (the Guardian) - and host to a colossal variety of exciting, original, daring and critically acclaimed shows every single year.

The pub can get quite busy so make sure to let the bouncers know you are going to the theatre.

We give the most creative and innovative fringe theatre and comedy acts a springboard to launch themselves onto the London scene.

We're a hub for several of London's most exciting annual theatre festivals: a founding venue of the Camden Fringe, home of the London Horror Festival, creator of the Black Box Festival, and hosts of an Edinburgh Fringe preview season that frequently attracts some of the biggest names in stand-up and sketch comedy.

Our programme spans across everything from award winning theatre to thrilling new writing; cabaret, magic, comedy and musicals - no matter what kinds of shows excite you, you'll find them at the Etcetera.

Oh, and we're one of's Top 10 Theatres for a Date in London - just in case you needed further convincing!


On The Night

On The Night

85 Actors, 25 Directors and 27 Writers have so far helped us create 4 sensational ‘On The Night’ evenings at The Arcola Theatre to sold out audiences. 32 short plays have been showcased and 7 of these pieces have been developed into full length productions, that’s what these nights are all about to us. Creating opportunities for fellow creatives and giving them a stage to… [read more]

The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Heather and Carla haven’t seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths- Carla lives a hand- to- mouth existence while Heather has a high- flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a cafe having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an… [read more]



With the NHS in apparent perpetual crisis, Mark Thomas finds out what’s going wrong, how it can go right and what the future might hold for all of us. In a series of interviews in advance of the show, Mark speaks to leading experts, and looks at what lies ahead for our health service.

In this interview with Frank Dobson -Secretary of State for Health 1997-1999 about the… [read more]