The Pentameters Theatre began its life in an old skittle alley in August 1968. It moved to two more locations before settling in its current home above the Three Horseshoes pub in October 1971.
Its original intention was to present poetry readings (featuring artists like Ivor Cutler, Fran Landesman, and Ted Hughes), but theatrical presentations began in 1969. The Pentameters has also hosted early performances from comedians such as Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, and Alexi Sayle.
In recent years, the theatre in known for its many classic revivals, and the work of its touring company Traffic of the Stage.
Get social with Pentameters:
- Play Something Heads To Edinburgh Festival
- REVIEW: The Chemsex Monologues. Kings Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭
- REVIEW: The Kid Stays In The Picture, Royal Court ✭✭✭✭✭
- FIRST LOOK: 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
- REVIEW: Threesome, Union Theatre ✭✭✭
- REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Young Vic ✭✭✭✭
- REVIEW: The Full Monty, Bradford Alhambra ✭✭✭✭
- FIRST LOOK: Rehearsals for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
- REVIEW: The Frogs, Jermyn Street Theatre ✭✭✭✭
- REVIEW: Frankenstein, Wilton's Music Hall ✭✭✭✭