Open House Festival

The Rosemary Branch Theatre


2 Shepperton Road, N1 3DT

The Rosemary Branch Theatre is a pub theatre located in Islington. Previously a Victorian Music Hall which once hosted the likes of famed Music Hall singer Marie Lloyd, it has a rich history in the London theatre community.

Getting there


Highbury & Islington


Essex Road, Haggerston, Hoxton


141, 21, 76



Accessibility notes

Please be advised that the theatre is up a flight of stairs.


Drop in

Drop by the Rosemary Branch Theatre to meet our resident performance company and learn more about the history of our building and London's vibrant Fringe Theatre community!


The Rosemary Branch has important links to the London Fringe Theatre community, and historic roots in Britain's Music Hall scene of the 1800s. The building was converted into a theatre in 1986. In a nod to its past, the upstairs function and rehearsal room is named after iconic Music Hall entertainer Marie Lloyd, who performed at the original Rosemary Branch during the early part of her career.

Seasons are curated to showcase a variety of voices, from emerging creators to seasoned professionals. The Rosemary Branch will have artists from their resident company on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions about contemporary performance practice.

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