Arts and Entertainment

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Theatres
There are more than 15 venues in the borough ranging from pub theatres like the King’s Head to the 1,568 seat, internationally acclaimed Sadler’s Wells; from the Little Angel Puppet Theatre to the Almeida Theatre.

The borough’s newest venue is Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. This extraordinary new venue features a 200-seat main theatre and a 90-seat studio.

Whilst most people might associate the Pleasance Theatre with the Edinburgh Festival, the organisation’s spiritual home and year-round base is in North Road, providing a mixed programme of theatre, dance and comedy.

Just outside Islington’s border is the Barbican, one of London’s two principal arts centres. It houses cinemas, concert halls, galleries and two theatres.

– Almeida Theatre
– Barbican
– Hen and Chickens Theatre
– The Hope Theatre
– King’s Head Theatre
– Little Angel Theatre
– The Nave
– Old Red Lion Theatre
– Park Theatre
– Pleasance Theatre
– Rosemary Branch Theatre
– Sadler’s Wells Theatre

The arts
Islington has a vibrant visual arts scene with a range of public and commercial art galleries, exhibitions and events.

– Kings Place
– The Estorick Collection
– Candid Arts
– Cubitt
– The Pangolin Gallery
– Parasol Unit

Cinemas
There are three cinemas in the borough where you can catch up on the latest blockbuster or watch an art-house movie…

– Odeon Cinema
– Screen on the Green
– Vue Cinemas

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