The Hope Theatre is a place for audiences and theatre-makers to explore big ideas. An award-winning 50-seater black-box theatre above the world-famous Hope and Anchor pub on Upper Street, we love telling stories that are dramatic, surprising, and have something to say about the world we are living in now.
We opened in November 2013, and were the first Off-West End venue to open with a house agreement with Equity, the UK's largest performers union, to ensure a legal wage for all actors, stage managers and box office staff working at the theatre.
Productions at the Hope Theatre have previously transferred to the West End (USHERS: THE FOH MUSICAL
to the Charing Cross Theatre, and Snoo Wilson's LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR
to the Arts Theatre) and we have been home to many world premieres, including the professional world premiere of Joe Orton's FRED AND MADGE
The Hope receives no regular public subsidy - we rely on ticket-sales and donations for our continued existence. You can find out more about how you can support us on the SUPPORT US