CASSANDRA

4-16 OCT

Cassandra is stuck in a war. She knows how it will end, but no one will believe her. 115 years ago, pioneering Ukrainian writer, Lesia Ukrainka retold the story of the Trojan War through Cassandra’s eyes. Now Nina Murray’s award-winning translation brings the play to the stage in a UK premiere.

MOONGATE MIX

10 OCT

A regular salon series from our Artist in Residence Moongate Productions.

Watch some thrilling short films made by ESEA creatives and join the fascinating conversation afterwards with commissioned screenwriters Maja Bodenstein and Bec Boey who are currently writing for major broadcasters and streaming platforms.

STONECRABS DIRECTORS IN PRACTICE SHOWCASE

18-22 OCT

Introducing the next generation of theatre directors. StoneCrabs Directors in Practice Showcase is a week-long festival showcasing work from nine exciting new directors, across five nights.

FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER IS DRUNK AND THE SHEEP HAVE ALL JUMPED THE FENCES

25-29 OCT

Where comedy is pitch black and horror gets a happy ever after, this wildly fresh look at the Frankenstein myth is provocative, topical and tailor made by critically acclaimed theatre mavericks Big Telly.

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

30 OCT

A responsive musical theatre cabaret. Scatter’s space for honesty, empowerment and community.

Performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. We reclaim musical theatre songs to add perspectives.

Songs For Scattered Times is an evolving exploration of the world around us, a provocation for how relevant musical theatre can be.

ENGINE ROOM

31 OCT

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.

SELF(ISH) LOVE

1-5 NOV

Need a little help becoming the CEO of your life? A SELF(ish) LOVE seminar to end all seminars. It’s time to break down the mantle self-love gurus pedal across the web and help you spot the bullshit. #BecauseYourWorthIt

RICHARD THE SECOND

9-27 NOV

A nation is in turmoil. Three first cousins battle for the supreme position of authority. Who will succeed in saving their country from a trail of ultimate destruction? And who will survive the challenge for the throne?

UNIVERSAL

11 NOV

An evening of short plays that shine a light on universal stories driven by marginalised voices.

POETRY NIGHT

24 NOV

Off The Chest champions poets and spoken word artists of diverse backgrounds. This thriving evening of poetry will showcase their renowned open mic as well as 2 highly-acclaimed feature poets.   

LOWKEY DYING

25-27 NOV

Examining the relationship between the internet, the self and our inevitable social media overdose, Lowkey Dying explores loneliness, productivity and expensive skincare.

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

27 NOV

A responsive musical theatre cabaret. Scatter’s space for honesty, empowerment and community.

Performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. We reclaim musical theatre songs to add perspectives.

Songs For Scattered Times is an evolving exploration of the world around us, a provocation for how relevant musical theatre can be.

ENGINE ROOM

28 NOV

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.

THE NOSY LITTLE TROLL

3-4 DEC, 10-11 DEC

Deep in the heart of the Norwegian Forest live the trolls – big trolls, tiny trolls and a Nosy Little Troll who has an amazingly sensitive nose…

Following Omnibus Theatre’s award-winning reputation for crafting beautiful Winter shows for all ages, this December we welcome back world-class puppeteer Iklooshar Malara with brand-new adventure.

SING-DERELLA: THE KARAOKE PANTO

1-3, 8-10, 15-17 DEC

It’s the early 00s and Sing-derella really wants to go to Brad and Jen’s Christmas ball, but the dress code doesn’t allow for a Juicy Couture tracksuit. What can a girl do except turn to her magical karaoke machine, and maybe some huns in the audience, for help?

GERIATRIC MUMS

10-11 DEC

Shirley and Shirley are back and feeling more geriatric than ever. The award-winning double act return to bring more hilarious home truths about the pleasures and pitfalls of motherhood.

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

30 OCT, 27 NOV

A responsive musical theatre cabaret. Scatter’s space for honesty, empowerment and community.

Performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. We reclaim musical theatre songs to add perspectives.

Songs For Scattered Times is an evolving exploration of the world around us, a provocation for how relevant musical theatre can be.

ROB LUFT TRIO

13 NOV

Virtuosic night of music by award-winning guitarist Rob Luft.  

Compared to six-string legends John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia, he was the recipient of the Kenny Wheeler Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, and he received the 2nd Prize in the Montreux Guitar Competition at Montreux Jazz Festival

SONGS FOR THE EARTH

20 NOV

Explore our need to connect with nature and the outdoors through an upbeat programme of folk-inspired music from cultures ranging from South America to Eastern Europe, curated and led by violinist Bridget O’Donnell and bassistMisha Mullov-Abbado. 

SEVEN STEPS BIG BAND

18 DEC

The Seven Steps Big Band returns with a bang to the Omnibus Theatre this December to present an energetic and exciting programme of Swing, Latin, Pop and (of course!) Christmas music. Now in its 10th year, this dynamic ensemble has grown to become one of the most engaging and entertaining bands performing on the London circuit.

THE NOSY LITTLE TROLL

3-4 DEC, 10-11 DEC

Deep in the heart of the Norwegian Forest live the trolls – big trolls, tiny trolls and a Nosy Little Troll who has an amazingly sensitive nose…

Following Omnibus Theatre’s award-winning reputation for crafting beautiful Winter shows for all ages, this December we welcome back world-class puppeteer Iklooshar Malara with brand-new adventure.

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.

CLAPHAM BOOK FESTIVAL

15 OCT

Come and hear renowned historians Sir Antony Beevor and Dr Piers Brendon talking about Russia, Dame Jenni Murray and Elizabeth Buchan trading stories about famous women and Women’s Hour and Hot Chilli Writer Abir Mukherjee talking with Julie Anderson about crime writing. All on 15 October!

DISCOLAND WRITERS GROUP

23 OCT

Have you always wanted to write for theatre? Have something in development? Or just curious? Join Discoland for a morning of fun writing exercises, sharing work and offering feedback in a low-pressure environment.

THE KIND REFUSER

26-28 OCT

I would prefer not to…

Thumbs Down’s debut show. When a star pupil suddenly retreats and replies to every request with the phrase “I would prefer not to”, a young teaching assistant is driven to distraction, obsessed with trying to understand his motivations. Adapted from short story Bartleby, the Scrivener, five children and two adults shed light on the pressures of schooling against the backdrop of the return to school, post-lockdown.

CHRISTMAS GARLAND

4 DEC

An evening to launch A Garland of Poems for Christmas, with poets, singers and musicians, hosted by Michael Glover. Poets reading will include Rowan Williams, Hilary Davies, Martyn Crucefix, Charlie Dupré and Michael Glove.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS

FRIDAYS IN SEP-NOV

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.