SURFACING

14 MAY-1 JUN

NHS Therapist Luc goes for a swim and feels a hand dragging her down to the bottom of the lake… When she surfaces, her reality is different. She’s haunted by tormented mice, shape-shifting shadows and secrets she thought she’d buried. A neurodivergent thriller from Papatango Prize Winner Tom Powell.

ENGINE ROOM

27 MAY | 17 JUN | 8 JUL

Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience. Discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

THEATRE LAB: SPOTLIGHT ON ARTISTIC COLLABORATION

2 JUNE

Join us for Theatre Lab: Spotlight on Artistic Collaboration and discover what goes into crafting captivating stories on stage. In this series of dynamic discussion and interactive activities, led by the team behind the recent 5-star hit Scarlet Sunday which played at Omnibus Theatre, we will spotlight the power of creative collaboration and bringing your ideas from script to stage.

FREE TO BOOK

FINGERZ PRESENTS...

3 JUN | 1 JUL | 5 AUG

Join us for an evening of hosted entertainment an immersive fun. We aspire to bring people together and form new friendships. Along with creating a safe space where we can represent the unrepresented.

96 FESTIVAL

4 JUN- 14 JUL

96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering line-up of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre.

Click below to discover this year’s jam-packed festival programme.

JOE CARSTAIRS

4-22 JUN

When a Gen Z playwright learns about the life of 1920’s rebellious force, Joe Carstairs, they can’t help but notice parallels in their own identity.

A highly-charged fusion of movement, words and music that brings one of the 20th century’s boldest queer figures into sharp relief, but loyalty can be very wicked.

FUNNY THOUGH

7–8 JUN

This is some very fresh, very new stand-up material. Please help me be funnier by grabbing a pint and laughing at my expense. If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Because I’ll make you.

JUST A MINUTE

8-9 JUN

After a sold out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Just A Minute comes to London. Odd, captivating and laugh-out-loud, this concise comedy is as poignant as it is entertaining. If you’re a recovering workaholic, a Colin the Caterpillar fanatic, or simply looking for a laugh – this is the show for you

MOONGATE MIX

10 JUN | 8 JUL

Asian Poets Corner II with poets Jennifer Wong, Nina Mingya Powles and Eric Yip and finding out what inspires their work?

ROSA GARLAND:PRIMAL BOG (WIP)

14 JUN

Rosa Garland is the critically-acclaimed clown behind sell-out queer cult hit Trash Salad (‘Best comedy shows of 2022’ ★★★★ – The Telegraph). This is a work-in-progress show for people who want to see what happens when a clown explores kink, but don’t necessarily want to date Rosa to find out.

HELL YEAH!

15 JUN

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Improvised! Fun, femxle-centered, fearless and completely improvised.

A supHer group of London’s hottest queer improv talent.

QUEER DIARY

16 JUN

The night where LGBTQ+ adults read aloud from their REAL teenage diaries, poetry, fanfiction and more! A handful of brave queer folk take to the mic to re-tell tales from their formative years in the name of nostalgia, solidarity, celebration.

IS THIS DESIRE?

16 JUN

“It’s like the most incredible wide-awake dream. I want more. I need more.”

An outrageous LGBTQ+ dark comedy about the illusions and delusions of love and lust, inspired by music icon PJ Harvey. A love potion triggers a chain of wild erotic entanglements between mismatched partners in Brighton and London.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

16 JUN

Out of the Shadows features music by Robert Hugill exploring same-sex attraction that takes us from the earliest tentative admissions of same sex attraction, to cruising in a hostile climate and a visit to a bath house in Imperial Russia to Walt Whitman’s unashamed admission of his sexuality.

JAZZ IN THE PRESENT TENSE: TAMAR OSBORN & AL MACSWEEN DUO

21 JUN

Powerhouse UK musicians, composers, bandleaders and frequent collaborators come together in special new duo format to develop and traverse unexplored sonic landscapes.

STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF GIANTS

24 – 29 JUN

Lucie’s brother’s band, THE LIBERTINES were at the vanguard of the 00s indie music scene. Standing in the Shadows of Giants is an autobiographical play about being a rockstar (‘s sister) Funny, provoking, nostalgic and ultimately inspiring; Standing in the Shadows is a zip-train hour of theatre. 

HASBIAN

25 – 29 JUN

Hasbian (has-bee-un) noun A former lesbian.

Beth Watson’s real teenage diary comes to life in the Groovy Chick-style animated world of Hasbian: A queer coming-of-age comedy set to a soundtrack of y2k pop classics (S Club, B*Witched, Destiny’s Child) and indie angst anthems (Placebo, Weezer, Garbage)

FRIDAZE

28 JUN | 26 JUL | 23 AUG | 27 SEP | 25 OCT | 22 NOV

A monthly Cabaret style night featuring the best emerging musicians, comedians, drag performers and everything in between!
Where Every Month Unites Creativity, Community, and Celebration.

GEORGE

25 JUN – 14 JUL

“GEORGE” is the story of French writer George Sand defying all rules through what she wrote, what she wore and who she f*cked. But in 19th century France and beyond, what are we ready to sacrifice to be seen? 

VIVA PORTUGAL - TWO STORIES FROM THE TIME OF SALAZAR

2 – 14 JUL

Viva Portugal!–Two stories from the time of Salazar. Two writers bring a double bill of new plays set in 1960s Portugal, showing history (some as it was, some imagined) through a different lens. To commemorate 50 years since Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, we also have an exhibition of 1970’s street art from Portugal, fado evenings and panel discussions.

CLASSICAL MEETS CABARET

7 JUL

Clarity VA presents a night of classical music and cabaret performed by Royal College of Music singers. Join us to be entertained and inspired, laugh out loud, and maybe even cry!

AVOCADO PRESENTS:AN IMPROVISED PLAY

12 JUL| 9 AUG | 13 SEP | 11 OCT | 8 NOV | 13 DEC

Go on a different journey every month as Avocado pull an ORIGINAL ONE – ACT PLAY out of thin air; turning truth into belly laughs and
tension into surprise. Legendary music seasons each show, from soulful grooves to rare classics, leaving you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS

13-28 JUL

Get one jump ahead of Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer at Omnibus Theatre.

A dynamic mix of emerging and established theatre-makers preview their work in Clapham before heading to the largest theatre festival in the world, giving Londoners the chance to experience the best of the Fringe before anyone else.

OUT OF THE WINGS

16-20 JUL

Out of the Wings returns for its eighth annual festival of theatre in translation from the worlds of Spanish- and Portuguese-language playwriting. Over five nights, we present readings of plays from six different countries, in English translation and in the UK for the first time.  

WORMHOLES

23 JUL–10 AUG

A domestic abuse survivor, imprisoned by recollections of the past that she can’t make sense of – and tormented by paths not taken – finds herself in a secure mental facility being questioned by police. But what is her crime? A gripping, relevant tale about the effects of coercion in relationships

CLUB LIFE

12 – 24 NOV

The London premiere of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe-First-winning club/theatre immersive experience. Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin hosts an interactive joy-ride through his 80s/90s crazy clubland adventures

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest comedians on the circuit. Expect a night of laughs from four comedians who were spoilt as children and a famous headliner! 

JAZZ IN THE PRESENT TENSE: TAMAR OSBORN & AL MACSWEEN DUO

21 JUN

Powerhouse UK musicians, composers, bandleaders and frequent collaborators come together in special new duo format to develop and traverse unexplored sonic landscapes.  

CHILLED HOUSE SUNDAYS

12 MAY | 14 JULY

Andy Hill mixes melodic, chilled house with Afrobeats for a happy, dreamy vibe. He trained as a DJ at the London Sound Academy and lives locally.

Sunday May 12th and Sunday July 14th

Check out his music HERE and HERE!

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

16 JUN

An evening of music by Brixton-based contemporary classical composer Robert Hugill for Pride 2024
Following their premiere last year, they feature two cantatas that take us from the twilight world of the 19th & early 20th century homosexual to a desperate search for eternal life, alongside songs celebrating love in all forms.

AZURE

1-31 MAY

A collection of paintings by 6 contemporary artists at Omnibus Theatre.

ALLAN STORER works with oil paint to create textural abstract paintings, that have a vitality and movement of their own.

ANITA KUTSAROVA paints freely on her canvases to create meditative yet colourful abstracts and landscapes.

HENRIE HALDANE creates powerful and atmospheric canvases which are a result of her continual exploration of colour, light and depth.

JOHN ALEXANDER is a fine art photographer known for composing abstract patterns from distressed surfaces encountered on his global travels.

RAKERMAN creates canvases that can easily be interpreted as one or several different identifiable objects, yet at the same time he depicts something the viewer may not recognise at all.

NICOLE ROSE creates oil paintings that explore the emotional response to the natural world around her. She paints abstract and ethereal landscapes, capturing the space between reality and daydream.


MORGAN-DAVIES ART is an exciting local art company based here in Clapham. It was established by

Natalie Morgan-Davies, who brings over 25 years of experience in the art world to her clients.

Natalie stocks an exciting range of contemporary artists, dealing in paintings, prints, photography and sculpture. A selection from this portfolio can be seen here in the Omnibus Bar.

All works of art are for sale. Further artworks can be browsed from the online gallery that exhibits established British and European artists.

Not sure what the artwork will look like in your home? No problem! Not only can the art be viewed at the company’s Clapham premises, but Natalie will bring artwork to your home to trial on your walls, ensuring you find the perfect artwork for your home.

A complimentary consultancy service is also available, where Natalie will assess an interior and source the perfect art to complete your interior scheme. In all cases, works of art can be viewed at the premises in Clapham, or brought directly to the client’s or designer’s home.


Please feel free to contact MORGAN-DAVIES ART, or browse the artwork here:

MORGAN-DAVIES ART ∙ +44 (0)7773 593122 ∙ info@morgandaviesart.com ∙ www.morgandaviesart.com


To register your interest contact membership@omnibus-clapham.org

Omnibus Theatre Online: Young People

Stop by our Omnibus Theatre Online: Young People hub to download two new activity packs each week for your young person to polish up on their drama skills and have some creative fun in the process.

THEATRE LAB: SPOTLIGHT ON ARTISTIC COLLABORATION

2 JUN

Join us for Theatre Lab: Spotlight on Artistic Collaboration and discover what goes into crafting captivating stories on stage. In this series of dynamic discussion and interactive activities, led by the team behind the recent 5-star hit Scarlet Sunday which played at Omnibus Theatre, we will spotlight the power of creative collaboration and bringing your ideas from script to stage.

FREE TO BOOK

THEATRE CLUB: JOE CARSTAIRS

11 JUN

Do you enjoy talking about theatre, but hate post-show discussions? Come to Theatre Club! 

Free to ticket holders.

LIFE DRAWING

SELECTED THURSDAYS

Whether you’re the next Tracey Emin or if you haven’t picked up a pencil since school, our life drawing class is for anyone who wants to have a relaxed, fun alternative night out.

CLAPHAM COMMON BOOK CLUB

FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH
6:30PM

Find new books, authors and maybe some friends at this friendly and welcoming monthly book club, which takes place in our café-bar. Please contact Rhiannon Croker below for more information about the club and the current books being read. Free to join!

LINO PRINTING

SELECTED SATURDAYS

Our lino workshops include an introduction to lino printing, etching your own lino stamp and printing your stamp onto paper.

CLAPHAM COMMON FILM CLUB

MONTHLY

Clapham Common Film Club presents diverse films from internationally acclaimed and award-winning directors on a large screen in a friendly community setting.