The Selfish Giant

28 Nov - 24 Dec

Following last year’s award-winning Christmas show, Omnibus Theatre hosts an enchanting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story The Selfish Giant.

There Will Be Christmas Cake

18 - 23 Dec

The improv superstars re-unite for a special seasonal outing of this laugh-a-minute, on-the-spot comedy show.

Father Figurine

4 - 5 Jan

This production combines poignant spoken word poetry with hip hop dance, to explore the fractured relationship between a father and his son.

The Swimmer

5 Jan

With dollops of goose fat and a glint of foolhardy eccentricity our storyteller emerges from her modesty hut and sets out alone on an epic adventure.

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. 


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.

[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.

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 Selfish Giant

28 Nov - 24 Dec

This heart-warming reimagining combines captivating storytelling with spellbinding puppetry, original music and a sprinkling of festive magic.

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.

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. 

Covent Garden Consort

5 Jan

Covent Garden Consort perform a selection of well-known vocal classics from Grand Opera and West End shows. 

Tim Posner and Ljubica Stojanovic - Bach to Shostakovich

6 Jan

Cellist Tim Posner and pianist Ljubica Stojanovic come together to perform some of the greatest music in the classical repertoire.

Tom Ridout Quintet

13 Jan

Tom Ridout was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician Jazz Award. “Fiery, focussed soloing by impressive tenor saxophonist Tom Ridout” – Jazzwise

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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Miles and Beyond: Jazz Photographs by William Ellis

‘William Ellis is best known for his impeccable photographs of jazz musicians’ – Time Out New York

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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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Festive Lights Ride 2018

16 Dec

Come ride with us on a family-friendly and accessible route animated with music, performers and light.

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