The Pleasance

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Join three of Pleasance Theatre’s London Associate Artists for a series of workshops that provide practical tips and introductions to playwriting, comedy, and clowning.

Watch this space for more information on how to get involved in these…

With a year-round London base in Islington, as well as over thirty years history as one of the biggest and most highly respected venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Theatre Trust continues to occupy a unique place in the UK and international cultural landscape, “the centre of the cultural universe” (The Scotsman). With a network of alumni that reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary comedy, drama, and entertainment, Pleasance is a launch pad for some of the most memorable productions and renowned practitioners of the past three decades.

Pleasance Edinburgh opened in 1985, with two theatres facing onto a deserted courtyard-come-car-park at an unfashionable eastern end of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Thirty-four seasons later the Pleasance has become one of the biggest and most highly respected venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pleasance Islington has been one of the most exciting Off-West-End theatres in London since it opened in 1995,  staying true to its mission of providing a platform for the talent of the future. Across three-spaces, the theatre welcomes artists at all stages of their careers, with a commitment to new work that pushes boundaries.

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