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.


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.

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.

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.

In Your Shoes

30 Mar

Omnibus Young Company unflinchingly explores the lived experiences of young people during the Blitz.

Tony's Last Tape

2 - 20 Apr

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

Engine Room

8 May

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Sexy Lamp

9-11 May

A one-woman comedy with songs that follows Katie, who has trained at drama school so she can audition for ground-breaking roles including “dead girlfriend” and “restaurant slut”.

Country Music

29 May - 23 Jun

Jamie has committed a crime. What he doesn’t know is that this event will shape the next 20 years of his life.

Engine Room

8 May

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Othello: Remixed

25 Jun - 14 Jul

Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy is remixed by Intermission Theatre Company, breathing fresh power into the stories of Othello, Iago and Desdemona.

Out of the Wings Festival

30 Jul - 3 Aug

Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival exploring untapped theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world.

Edinburgh Previews

16 - 28 Jul

A dynamic mix of emerging and established theatre-makers will preview their work in Clapham before heading to the largest theatre festival in the world

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. 

The Chit Chat Chalk Show

12 May

The Chit Chat Chalk Show is a charming tale, packed with interaction for children aged 3-8 years and their families. Sitting amongst the set, the children in the audience play an essential part in helping Kiko on her journey. 

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.

Alone Together

12 May

Award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi and internationally renowned harpist, Alina Bzhezhinska showcase timeless tunes by Coltrane, Ashby and Ellington as well as original compositions.

Duo Travels

19 May

Chamber jazz of the highest virtuosity. Bassist Yuri Goloubev and guitarist Maciek Pysz explore a fusion of jazz, world and classical music.

Junction Jazz and Friends

16 Jun

Well known classics including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dixieland numbers, Bossa Nova and Jazz Funk are played by this local seven-piece jazz band.

Children of the Sun

23 Jun

Inspired by global grooves from Caribbean calypso to South African swing, Baraka will be performing music from their newest EP, Children of the Sun.

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. 

Sunday Lunchtime Jazz

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

Power: Missiles, Miners and Monarchy

2 - 20 Apr

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


12 Apr

An amazing night of music and comedy, featuring a fantastic line up of singers and comedians. All proceeds from the show will go directly to Children with Cancer UK. 

Winter Journey

13 Apr

A sonic collage inspired by the personal stories of refugees on life-threatening journeys of unknown length and destination.