Award-winning Canal Café Theatre has been perched on the edge of the Regent’s Canal since the 70’s . It is a renowned comedy, cabaret and theatre venue and over the years has helped launch some of the biggest names in Comedy ranging from John Oliver to the League of Gentlemen to Miranda Hart. Other notable comedians to have trodden the boards of the Canal include Eddie Izzard, The Mighty Boosh, Catherine Tate and Dara O’Briain to name but a few. In 2002, an in-house production of Lucky Stiff made history by being the only Fringe Theatre production to be nominated in the Whatsonstage Awards for Best Musical Revival in the same category as the likes of Kiss Me Kate and My Fair Lady in the West End.

Home to Guinness World Record-Breaking NewsRevue and boasting a jam-packed program of world-class theatre and comedy, this 60 seat theatre is based above the charming Bridge House Pub, which is perfect for pre and post show dining and drinks.

Canal Cafe Theatre Box Office

The box office will be open half an hour prior to each performance to collect your tickets. Our box office line is open for messages between Midday and 6pm each day. One of our staff will call back to confirm and take payment for tickets. Please note your tickets are not booked until a member of staff has taken payment.

It is always best to book to avoid disappointment, and as the seating is arranged by tables, even more so if you have a large group and want to sit together. We are, unfortunately, unable to offer refunds on any tickets.

Please note that this is a members-only theatre. We do charge £1.50 per person on the first ticket you buy. You will then be issued with a membership card (valid for one year) – hold on to it, pop it in your wallet and bring it along when you come next time too. (Oh, and if you get it stamped 4 times within the year, you can trade it in for a free ticket see NewsRevue on a Thursday or Sunday evening!)

Canal Cafe Theatre Food

Whilst we have a beautiful cabaret style set-up in the theatre, it is not suitable for taking food into shows. However, tables at the Bridge House Pub can be booked by calling 02072664326 or by visiting their website www.thebridgehouselittlevenice.co.uk/

Accessibility at the Canal Cafe Theatre

Access to the theatre is up a flight of stairs, and as such, it is not wheelchair accessible. Please do contact us regarding any accessibility issues as we are always willing to answer questions and assist in any way we can.

Hiring The Canal Cafe Theatre

The Canal Café Theatre is available to hire for shows, rehearsals, workshops and filming. We are always keen to hear about new productions, gigs and acts and discover new talent. We are able to host 14 shows a week in 2 performance slots 7.30pm and 9.30pm (7pm and 9pm Sundays) as well as additional matinees at weekends. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Programmer and General Manager Shannon at mail@canalcafetheatre.com for more information about venue hire.