The Cockpit

The Cockpit
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH
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The Cockpit Theatre opened in 1970 as the first theatre in the round in London since the Great Fire of London in 1666.

It operated as part of City of Westminster College and predecessor organisations as a training space until 2011, since when it has had a year round programme of new theatre.

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Borderline

The sell out satire of Calais Jungle returns. Produced and presented by PSYCHEdelight Hosted by The Cockpit Borderline "Welcome to Calais Jungle!" Following a sell-out tour, the satirical comedy Borderline is returning to the Cockpit stage to celebrate its 1st birthday! The show was devised by an ensemble of 13 refugee…

Thu 28 Sep

£13 (£10) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Camels

Dark-hearted, light comedy - Camels returns. Produced and presented by Indigo Theatre Productions Hosted by The Cockpit After two sell-out shows, the boys from Camels are back with brand new, fast-paced sketches in their biggest show yet! Dedicated to equality, Beige Company are determined to leave you all equally…

Tue 26 Sep

£14 (£10) / 020 7258 2925

  • 20:00

Dark Age Arthur

A performance with film, paintings & voices. Produced and presented by Roger Phillips Hosted by The Cockpit Dark Age Arthur An exploration of the mythology of Arthur, based on the writings of Nennius 830AD, using a film of 50 paintings as a backdrop to a live, running commentary, accompanied by four actors speaking in…

Wed 27 Sep

£10 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Eastern Star

In 1988 Christopher Gunness, then a young reporter for the BBC World Service, found himself at the centre of the Democratic "Students'" Revolution that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage. He became known as its " voice". His main source - with whom he developed a close working relationship - was the…

Sun 8 Oct

£20 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

The Female Gaze & Other Stories, Volume III: Spellbound

Volume III: Spellbound Produced and presented by Rich Creative Hosted by The Cockpit RICH CREATIVE returns with its sell-out feminist scratch night with a different theme every time. Volume III: SPELLBOUND will showcase stories about witchcraft in relation to womanhood. This production is part of Girls On Fire: a brand…

Tue 17 Oct

£9 ( £8) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Jazz In The Round

The post-bop saxophonist and his band headline a bill featuring fellow saxophonist Raymond MacDonald and the Theon Cross Band. Presented by Jazz On 3's Jez Nelson.

Mon 25 Sep

£15 ( £12) / 020 7258 2925

Live Music, Jazz.

  • 19:00

Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare's story of love, money and revenge in an unjust society. Presented by Shake-Scene Shakespeare.

Tue 3 Oct

£20 / 020 7258 2925

Wed 4 Oct

£20 / 020 7258 2925

Thu 5 Oct

£20 / 020 7258 2925

…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

North Of The Sunset: Thelonius Monk And The Jazz Baroness

A first glimpse and one-off staged reading of the moving new play about Thelonious Monk. Written by Dave hall and directed by Alexander Lass.

Sun 19 Nov

£10 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Once Upon A Sondheim

An evening of Sondheim's most loved songs. Produced and presented by Musical Youth London Hosted by The Cockpit Once Upon A Sondhiem Join MYL for a journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, as we present some of the renowned composer's most popular songs all in one evening. Stephen Sondheim is one of the most…

Sat 30 Sep

£14 (£12) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Readings - The Work Of Samuel Beckett

Monthly Readings Of Incisive Subversive Writing. A Cockpit Production READINGS Peter Marinker and friends present incisive, subversive writing from every era. Readings and discussion of the most disruptive, from the most informed, for the most discerning. Work from Beckett to Homer and back again - a word to the wise.

Sun 29 Oct

£7 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame's Much Loved Classic! Produced and presented by Wizard Theatre Ltd Hosted by The Cockpit THE RELUCTANT DRAGON Everyone knows that dragons are fierce, fire-breathing, princess-eating monsters. But this dragon is different. He's a nice dragon: he writes poetry, appreciates beauty, has an allergic reaction to…

Sat 21 Oct

£7 ( £24) / 020 7258 2925

  • 14:00

Revolution Pro Wrestling

Wrestling evening.

Sun 1 Oct

£16.50 / 020 7258 2925

Sun 5 Nov

£16.50 / 020 7258 2925

Ribbet Ribbet Croak

Help Grandma & Grampa Frog plan a surprise! Produced and presented by Moulded Theatre Company Hosted by The Cockpit Ribbet Ribbet Croak Join Grandma and Grandpa Frog as they leave the pond to plan a big surprise. Help them keep a look out for their cheeky Grandfrogs, who pop up in unexpected places! Featuring…

Sat 23 Sep

£7 ( £24) / 020 7258 2925

  • 15:00

Richard III

Critically acclaimed Front Foot Theatre presents William Shakespeare's classic play Richard III. "From forth the kennell of thy wombe hath crept A Hell-hound that doth hunt us all to death" The timeless and universal story of the rise and fall of a dictator. At its centre, a twisted antagonist Richard enlists the audience…

Thu 12 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:00

Fri 13 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:00

Sat 14 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:00
…and 12 more dates until 4 Nov

Richard III: The Rise And Fall Of A Dictator

Critically acclaimed Front Foot Theatre presents Shakespeare's most charismatic, tour de force villain,Richard III. Set in a dystopian future, director Lawrence Carmichael brings his international reputation for stage combat and physical theatre to create a fierce, bold and highly relevant production about fear and power.

Thu 12 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Fri 13 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Oct

£17 (£15) / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30
…and 12 more dates until 4 Nov

Second Movement: Rough For Opera

A scratch night for new opera, featuring Can You Give Up Your Seat Please? by Michael-Jon Mizra, Radium by Georgina Bowden and Voicings by Voicings Collective and Michael Betteridge.

Mon 9 Oct

£6 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

Theatre In The Pound - Circus Edition

A night of all things circus. Produced and presented by The Cockpit THEATRE IN THE POUND - CIRCUS EDITION Fun! Frolics! Feats! The Circus is taking over The Cockpit Theatre! Join us for the second edition of our circus scratch night which will feature an eclectic mix of acts and work in progress. Contortionists and…

Mon 2 Oct

£1 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:00

The Will

A comedy about sex, love & money. From 1736 to 2017, nothing ever changes. Produced and presented by Foppish Theatre Company Hosted by The Cockpit For one night only! The Will by Marivaux in a translation by Michael Sadler. According to the terms of the Will, The Marquis stands to inherit 600,000 francs! Unfortunately…

Fri 29 Sep

£9 / 020 7258 2925

  • 19:30

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