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London's Off-West End and Fringe, like New York's Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway, ranges from established theatres that just happen to be in different parts of town from the West End, to dozens of small companies and venues, many in pubs, showcasing new talent. Some shows may be on only on weekends or have very short runs, so it is best to check with the theatres (Scroll down for links to some leading Off-West End and fringe theatres).

Be aware that all plans depend on the removal of government restrictions and the health of casts, and are subject to last-minute changes.

THE BOOK OF DUST - Bridge Theatre. Philip Pullman fantasy. To February 26

CONUNDRUM - Young Vic Theatre. Growing up black. To February 4

FOLK - Hampstead Theatre. Collecting folk music. To February 5 

FREUD'S LAST SESSION - King's Head Theatre. Freud and C S Lewis debate religion. To February 12

THE 4TH COUNTRY - Park Theatre. Play set in Northern Ireland. To February 5

HABEAS CORPUS - Menier Chocolate Factory. Alan Bennett farce. To February 27

PEGGY FOR YOU - Hampstead Theatre. Famed playwrights' agent Margaret Ramsay. To January 29

RUBBER MERCHANTS - Old Red Lion Theatre. Israeli musical. To January 29

THRILL ME - Jermyn Street Theatre. True story of thrill killers. To February 5

And here are links to some of the more established Off-West End theatres:


BITE - Barbican and Pit Theatres. The Barbican plays host to a yearlong programme of visits by theatre, dance and performance art companies, many for only 3 or 4 performances.

OPEN AIR THEATRE, Regent's Park. Outdoor performances May-September. 

OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August

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