In 2018, we are presenting a season of exciting work across art forms, including theatre, dance, music, and literature. This includes eight major UK premieres from Europe and beyond, from new productions of classic 20th-century plays to innovative new writing. A thread of cultural and theatrical transformation runs throughout, linking prescient writing from Ibsen to Beckett to the issues playwrights are grappling with in the twenty-first century, and mirroring the changes that our beautiful theatre, built in 1898, has seen.

2018 Season


by Don DeLillo

9 November – 8 December

Josie Lawrence and Joe McGann lead the cast in the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding, in a perceptive and surprisingly witty story about a family trying to take death into their own hands.


Poetry @ the Print Room

Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm

We continue our series Poetry @ the Print Room – contemporary national and international poets reading live from their own most recent collections. With readings from Fawzi Karim and Ruth Padel.


FILL | Festival of Italian Literature in London 2018

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 October


After the amazing success of last year’s first edition of FILL, the festival will be back this year with an even more ambitious programme: Italian, British, and international authors will discuss literature, migrations, politics, Italy, contemporary culture, and more.


Dead Poets Live

Dead Poets Live | The Broken Word

Sunday 18 November, 7.00pm 

Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones and Yasmin Paige read The Broken Word by Adam Foulds