Evening events, Theatre, free events

30 events

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 29 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 5 Dec

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 7 more dates until 27 Dec

Carradine's Cockney Sing A Long

Join Mr. Tom Carradine, on the 'Ol Johanna, and London cabaret compere, Champagne Charlie as they present an evening of timeless songs with audience participation.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Mon 15 Dec

The Mahogany Bar

Free / 020 7702 2789

2nd Anniversary Of Pokfulam Rd Productions + UK Premiere New Play The 38th Parallel

To celebrate the last two years of Pokfulam Rd Productions, we're having a proper knees-up! Oh and we'll be combining it with a rehearsed reading of a new play on North Korea and the media.

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Free, donations welcome / 020 7503 1646

Baby Lame's Christmas Spread

Cabaret monstrosity Baby Lame and her mommie dearest Moan Crawful invite you with open arms (and legs) to attend a punk-horror-drag soiree celebrating everyone's favourite shopping season… Christmas!

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0871 902 5734

Boldtext Playwrights Present Selfies At The REP

BOLDtext return to Open Door at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on November 24th and December 15th with SELFIES - a series of self-portraits exposing what it's really like to be a working playwright in the region today.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0121 236 4455

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CRATES: Art and Beats

Crates returns for the third instalment of their 'Beats' showcase event, inviting you to take a trip into an alternate reality with South London artist, Meloncholy.

Upstairs At The Ritzy, London SW2

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0871 704 2065

Dark Matter

Fifteen short dramas responding to the ups and downs of being human in the twilight world of 2014.

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01522 882000

Drunken Nights III

Drunken Chorus presents performances from a selection of artists, all in the style of traditional variety shows.

The George Tavern, London E1

Wed 17 Dec

Free / 020 7790 7335

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Free / 020 7790 7335

East End Literary Salon

East End Literary Salon presents a night of new theatrical writing from the finest emerging playwrights. Be amazed by daring flights of fancy! Be astounded by literary imaginings! Be astonished by the words and visions presented for your pleasure.

Ophelia, London E8

Sun 7 Dec


Friday Folies Bergere

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 7240 8848

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The Gin Trap Cabaret

A new intimate and lively cabaret in one of East London's best loved pubs.

The George Tavern, London E1

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free, donations welcome / 020 7790 7335

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Free, donations welcome / 020 7790 7335

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Free, donations welcome / 020 7790 7335


  • Written by: Sally Lawton

To celebrate Shelagh Delaney Day, playwright Sally Lawton presents a modern day version of the drama about relationships, love, friendship and teenage pregnancy.

The King's Arms, Salford

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0161 832 3605

  • 19:30 Honey The King's Arms, Salford

How To Fall In Love: RAWD

Michael Chapman directs the company for people with learning disabilities in show developed in association with Tim Jeeves. The performers are Daniel Tovey, Gillian Kershaw and Nicky Keary.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0151 702 5324


Open mic night featuring storytelling and poetry.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0845 521 3460

  • 19:30 – 22:15 Jawdance Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixes funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

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Licensed To Ill: Work In Progress

Simon Maeder & Adam El Hagar present a musical comedy based on true stories from the 1980s hip hop scene.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Tue 9 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Wed 10 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Thu 11 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Fri 12 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Life's a Drag

Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Mon 24 Nov

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

Live Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling Divas

An entertaining, informative tour of opera's greatest egos that is part-play, part-concert, part circus act.

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 020 7312 2463

MA Movement & Directing: Taster Workshop

A taster workshop designed to give people an insight into the MA Movement: Directing & Teaching course at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

Central School Of Speech And Drama, The Embassy Theatre, London NW3

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 7722 8183

Mel Brimfield And Gwyneth Herbert: Barbara And Henry: The Musical

Performance exploring the imagined relationship between revered sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, conceived by artist Mel Brimfield and singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert.

Site Gallery, Sheffield

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

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Monday Drop: Workshop (Ages 13-19)

Learn new drama skills from poets, performers, actors and directors.

Contact, Manchester

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0161 274 0600

My Mother Said I Never Should Charity Preview

By Charlotte Keatley Directed by Linda Russell One of the biggest British successes of the late 20th-century, this award-winning play explores the relationship between mothers and daughters through a brilliant yet subtle panoramic view of key events in one family from the 20s to the 80s. The play soon became a…

Medway Little Theatre, Rochester

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 01634 400322

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Free / 01634 400322

'Not From Here' At Open Arts Cafe

Open Arts Cafe is a monthly, themed mixed arts evening for up-and-coming artists of all mediums to present new and original work. Pay what you can at the door (£6 suggested). Music, theatre, comedy, storytelling, puppetry, visual arts, dance…

Open Arts Cafe, London W1H

Thu 27 Nov


Performance By Jamie Bradley

A performance by Jamie Bradley of a text assembled by Caragh Thuring.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8981 4518