“...one of the smallest theatres in London, but this doesn't stop it punching well above its weight, laying on consistently strong theatre since 1986” - Time Out
The Etcetera is an award-winning pub theatre, established in 1986. Since the day we first opened, we've established a reputation for hosting and supporting London's most thrilling new fringe theatre, comedy, cabaret and musical acts.
For thirty six years we have provided an essential springboard for theatre companies, comedians and performers looking to launch themselves into the arts industry.
The UK's freshest new theatre talent has always considered us as the first stop en route to success: our shows have transferred to some of the country's top venues, including the Royal Court, the Arcola, Trafalgar Studios, the Bush, the Hampstead, the BAC and Riverside Studios.
Our reputation for supporting new artists has also earned us the Guinness Ingenuity Award for Pub Theatre in 1996, and a nomination for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award.
Alongside supporting new theatre-makers, we're also well known for introducing new comedy to the London scene. From providing space for brand new acts to cut their teeth through to hosting warm up shows from UK's biggest names - including Simon Amstell, Russell Brand, Al Murray, Milton Jones, Mark Thomas, Robin Ince, We Are Klang, Bill Bailey, Jerry Sadowitz, Russell Howard and Richard Herring - we're proud to be considered a vital asset to London's live comedy industry.
In recent years, the Etcetera has become a hub for several London theatre festivals, including the Camden Fringe and the London Horror Festival. With the launch of our annual Black Box Festival (formerly PNPA Festival), we reaffirmed our commitment to creating a strong platform for the capital's upcoming theatre makers.
The Etcetera Theatre has been under the management of Artistic Director & Theatre Manager Emily since 2018.