Hearing Things

8 - 27 Jan

Returning after its sell out success in 2017 to explore the relationships between psychiatry and medication, doctor and patient. 

The Orchestra

29 Jan - 17 Feb

Multi award-winner Kristine Landon Smith directs French dramatist Jean Anouilh’s comedy classic. 

96 Festival 2019

20 Feb - 24 Mar

A glittering lineup of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre. 

The 'Other' Friends Of Clapham Common

20 Feb - 31 Mar

The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Common is an app-based binaural sound experience that explores some of the past and current histories of Clapham Common as a Cruising ground.


20 - 22 Feb

Republica is an energetic and sexy lament for the untold story of the Spanish Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a stripper, a flamenco dancer and a punk guitarist.

The Morning After the Life Before

20 - 22 Feb

A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”

The Cocoa Butter Club

22 Feb

Lotion up, baby, because Sadie Sinner The Songbird will bring you a night bold enough to have you screaming ‘yaaaaas queen, smell like cocoa butter up in hurr!’

LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows

23 - 24 Feb

Forty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners, two days, tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.

Engine Room

26 Feb

Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.


26 Feb - 24 Mar

Part theatre, part drag cabaret, Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is a story of rage, redemption and  weaponised  whimsy, which straddles Tehran, Derry and London.

Writing on the Body

2 Mar

How do we use bodies to tell stories when there are no more words? Choreographer Camille Jetzer and Iranian journalist Maryam Violet explore testimonies of female Iranian political prisoners.

Topsie Redfern & Friends

7, 14, 21 Mar

Join your hostess, drag superstar Topsie Redfern, for a variety night showcasing London’s most exciting cabaret talent.

Martin Rowson In Conversation With Marie McCarthy

10 Mar

Join multi-award winning cartoonist, illustrator, writer, poet and satirist Martin Rowson for an evening of conversation and live drawing with Omnibus Theatre’s artistic director Marie McCarthy.


12 - 17 Mar

Based on William Gibson’s 80’s sc-ifi cult novel Mona Lisa Overdrive, Overdrive is Frankenstein for the digital generation. 

Drawing On The Body

16 Mar

A guided figure drawing session exploring constructed personas and the processes of ‘dragging’, hosted by British artist Drucilla Burrell and Iranian artist Vahid Evanezzah.

[Working Title]

21 Mar

An evening of writing in development from distinctive new voices.

24/7 Live

23 Mar

Join British-Chinese pop artist Le Fil as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification.

Elf Lyons: Chiffchaff

25 - 30 Mar

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her London debut of her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal.

Engine Room

27 Mar

Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

Tony's Last Tape

2 - 20 Apr

Based on the diaries of one of Britain’s most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians, Tony Benn.

The Diaries of a Miserable Unicorn

24 Feb

Join us in this interactive storytelling session, to see if you can help cheer up the most miserable unicorn in town.

Escape From Dragon City

24 Mar

An interactive storytelling and craft workshop for under 5’s. When a dragon descends on a city, a boy has to pack a rucksack and search for a new home. He crosses mountains and oceans, looking for someone who will let him live with them.

WOW! It's Night-Time

31 Mar

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest.

3 Little Pig Tails

28 Apr

A warm-hearted tale which promises to make its young audiences squeal with laughter. Bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. 

Sheku & Friends: Open Rehearsal

20 Jan

Due to phenomenal demand Sheku and Friends are opening the doors to the rehearsal for their hotly anticipated concert at Omnibus Theatre. We’re offering a unique opportunity for music lovers to experience the concert while it’s still in development.

Sheku & Friends

20 Jan

Join charismatic young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and some special musical friends for an exhilarating evening of chamber music featuring Dvorak’s much-loved piano quintet in A major, op81. 

Duncan Eagles Group

27 Jan

For their gig at Omnibus, the group will play tracks from their new jazz album ‘Citizen,’ due for release in February.

French Delights

3 Feb

Regular performers at St John’s Smith Square, Julian’s virtuoso transcription of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” will finish tonight’s piano duo concert.  

Songha Choi & Can Arisoy - Classical Sunday

10 Feb

Acclaimed young musicians, violinist SongHa Choi and pianist Can Arisoy, perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Ravel and Bartok. 

Chris Maddock Quartet

17 Feb

Soulful jazz-influenced original tracks from four of the London jazz scene’s most exciting young talents. Led by saxophonist Chris Maddock. 

Lucy Parham and Dame Harriet Walter – I, Clara. A Life in Music

24 Feb

Lucy Parham and Dame Harriet Walter perform their brand new composer portrait of Clara Schumann, a pianist and composer often unjustly overlooked.

Mathieu Boogaerts landed in London!

3 Mar

After 22 years, 1000 concerts and 7 albums, Mathieu comes to Clapham. Expect a medley of his colourful, personal, and unmissable French chansons.

Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

17 Mar

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Misha Mullov-Abbado and his crack band return for their sixth gig. Unmissable jazz.

Firefly Burning

24 Mar

This alt-folk band give a special preview of their electrifying third album, Breathe Shallow. “fresh, original…audacious” **** MOJO Magazine 


31 Mar

Fabulous LGBTQI+ jazz musicians make a welcome return to 96 Festival, following a star turn at Pride 2018 and sell-outs at Ronnie Scott’s.

Barford/Hitchcock/Maddren/Ireland Quartet

7 Apr

Rising star saxophonists Tom Barford and Alex Hitchcock form a tough/tender tenor partnership that links back to Rollins/Coltrane. With bassist Ferg Ireland and drummer James Maddren.

Esbe & Jeff

14 Apr

Eclectic singer Esbe will perform acoustic versions of songs from her two critically acclaimed albums, accompanied by jazz flamenco guitarist, Jeff Rodrigues.

Ayanna Witter-Johnson – Road Runner Revealed

28 Apr

Singer, songwriter and cellist Ayanna successfully melds the worlds of classical with R&BA MOBO award nominee who has redefined electric soul.

Food & Drink

Our Common Room serves seasonal dishes inspired by our theatre season, perfect for a pre or post theatre bite.

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Sunday Lunchtime Jazz

Come for the music, our friendly bar, the atmosphere. And don’t leave till you’re re-charged for the week.

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Dreams and a Heart

Dreams and a Heart is Regina Mendes’ long-running participatory artwork for peace.

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Nicola Hepworth | Practise What I Teach

Nicola Hepworth’s subject matter is the students she teaches, the school environment and the subject of Art education.

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Power: Missiles, Miners and Monarchy

A unique exhibition of Tracey Moberly’s audio diaries of Tony Benn will be on display for the first time since 2005.

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Omnibus Writers' Group

Mondays, 21 Jan - 18 Mar

The Omnibus writers’ workshops are a sounding board for writers at all stages of development, a space for work in progress and a launch pad for new ideas.