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Old Red Lion Theatre

418 St John Street

EC1V 4NJ  

















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"A first class local boozer"

Monday - 12.00 - 12.00
Tuesday - 12.00 - 12.00
Wednesday - 12.00 - 12.00
Thursday - 12.00 - 12.00
Friday - 12.00 - 01.00
Saturday - 12.00 - 01.00
Sunday - 12.00 - 12.00


This is the regularly updated blog for the Old Red Lion Theatre Pub..




The Ukes of Westminster

This Friday from 6pm we're being treated to the wonders of the Ukes of Westminster. With their smooth harmonies and scrumptious strumming, they're sure to be an absolute delight. Have a watch of the video below!



This Weeks Fixtures

Posted: Monday 21/04/2014


MOYES IS GONE. Holy moly. Stuff is getting really real now. You'll definitely want to be joining us on Saturday for Ryan Giggs' first outing as Manchester United manager! Sunday is also a huge day at the old red as it's FOOTBALL FESTIVAL DAY! There's a whole host of interesting and fun football related events, see below for more information.


Champions League



Atl. Madrid vs. Chelsea @ 7.45 (Big Screen)



Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich @ 7.45pm (Big Screen)



Europa League



Benfica vs. Juventus @ 8.05pm



Premier League



Southampton vs. Everton @ 12.45pm (Big Screen)

Manchester United vs. Norwich @ 5.30pm (Big Screen)



Sunderland vs. Cardiff @ 12pm (Big Screen)

Liverpool vs. Chelsea @ 2.05pm (Big Screen)

Crystal Palace vs. Man City @ 4.10pm (Comedy Commentary!)



Easter Weekend

This Easter, the Old Red is getting holier than thou and resurrecting some sweet soul just for you. Join us on Saturday 19th from 9pm for a special set from Dermot Kelly. Dermot is a singer/songwriter performing a mixture of modern and traditional jaunts. On Sunday you can enjoy a nice pint of biblical Guinness and relax to the folkish sounds of our Irish session band from 8pm. We suggest you take Monday & Tuesday off work as it'll probably take you three days to rise again (we're very sorry for this awful punning).



If Sabotage Times says it, you should definitely go! #ComedyCommentary - Saturday 29th March, Manchester United vs. Aston Villa 12.45.



Here at the Old Red, we're messing around with the idea of starting a casual Subbuteo night in the pub. It's been a long time since we've played, so whilst we look up the rules - why not get in touch with us if you'd be interested in this idea? Tweet us or leave us a message on Facebook and let us know if this would be your sort of thing. The more messages we get, the more likely we are to do it.



Top 5 North London Pubs!

Posted: Thursday 20/03/2014


Twenty Something London's Ruby Harrison has very kindly included us in her "North London's Top 5 Pub's" list! We're thrilled to be counted amongst such wonderful, fellow establishments and would like thank Ruby and Twenty Something London for our inclusion!


CLICK HERE to read the article and see what other pubs were listed.




Paddy's Weekend!

This year, we're celebrating St Patrick in style! Over the weekend there's a range of relaxing and exciting things to see. On Friday evening the Ukes of Westminster will wow us with their excellent harmonising and strumming. Playing at the bar from 6pm - they're not to be missed!


On Saturday and Sunday, alongside the fantastic Rugby and Football fixtures, we're hosting two Irish music sessions from 8pm on both evenings. With sometimes upwards of 15 musicians playing at once, the Old Red really will be the place to celebrate! There's also a rumour that some Irish dancers might appear on the scene at some point. There's also an Irish themed pub quiz on this day!


On Monday 17th, join us for a relaxing day of 'bring your own Irish music'! Pub owners and Irishmen The Devinyl's will also be present to choose some of the best Irish music of the ages, and will be happy to drink a Guinness with you at the bar!


Ukes of Westminster!

This coming Friday 14th, we're joined once again by the fabulous Ukes of Westminster! This time amplified and louder, the gang have brought some new and old material along to perform for all you lovely patrons between 6 and 7.30pm.


If you ever visit us on Friday lunchtimes then you may have already come across these guys in the snug. They play a mixture of new pop and old soul but Ukelelefied to the max, or something similar. Together, they harmonise beautifully and really are a marvel to watch.




The Illustrated Game's fabulous comedy commentary event returns this month!


Saturday 29th March @ 12.45 - MANCHESTER UNITED VS ASTON VILLA.


Performing from in front of a huge cardboard television, the Old Red Lion Theatre’s two favourite comedians Nick Hall & Pete Starr parody modern football commentary. An event for football fans with a sense of humour, this match up promises to provide both great football and comedy!


Click here to join the event page.


Old Red Football Festival!

Sunday 2nd March, in association with The False Nine


Join us on Sunday 2nd March from 2pm for a day of footballing fun! Kicking things off is the huge Capital One Cup Final between Sunderland A.F.C and Manchester City! City will be keen not to make the same mistakes as they did in last year's F.A Cup final though Guy Poyet's Sunderland have been looking fierce of late and will not let a trophy slip by without a big fight! At 4pm we have a super fun football quiz hosted by the False Nine. Chill out with the Norwich game on the big screen and take your time with our football related questions! £1 in and winning team takes the Jackpot! And finally at 6.30pm - follow the False Nine boys upstairs for their third live audience football podcast! This is certainly a day not to be missed.




The False Nine's Second Pubcast!

If you didn't make it down last night for the False Nine's live audience podcast recording, then check out the results here! In this episode the boys are joined by Ben Mcaleer of WhoScored and Andrew Thomas of SB nation. They discuss the weekend's games, and what place stats hold in football - alongside audience questions.




Posted: Monday 03/02/2014

The False Nine Live Pubcast!


On Sunday 9th February at 6.30 The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub will once again play host to The False Nine podcast live! Taking place following the Fulham v Manchester United game, the gang will be picking over the weekend's results along with the biggest talking points in the game. Special guest panelists will include Andi "Twisted Blood" Thomas of SB Nation and Football365 and WhoScored.com's Ben McAleer. Join us at the bar to watch the afternoon's games and then follow us upstairs to the theatre for some expert opinion and audience interaction! It's completely free too!


Here's the recording of the previous live pubcast!


Posted: Thursday 24/01/2014

Ukes of Westminster LIVE!

We're delighted to announce that on Friday 7th February the Old Red will be playing host to the fabulous Ukes of Westminster! If you're a fan of Friday lunchtimes in the pub then you may have already enjoyed this lovely music, as the give chaps roll up occasionally and practice over a beer. BUT for the first time from 6-7.30pm you'll be able to enjoy modern classics in the beautiful form of ukuleles and harmonies. These guys are the real deal, so to prove it - have a little watch of this:



Friday 24/01/2014

Sunday Pub Quiz

Friends and patrons, starting this coming Sunday 26th January, the Old Red Lion will now be hosting it's own pub quiz every Sunday from 6.30! Jovial participants will enjoy Mr Tony's hosting and perhaps a lovely prize or two should your team do well! Do join our facebook event page HERE to receive updates on the event.


Thursday 23/01/2014

Artistic Director Departs..

We are very sorry to announce that Nicholas Thompson, artistic director of our theatre will be leaving us at the beginning of April. Nick has been with us for a couple of years and navigated the theatre through some remarkably successful productions. He's been a great colleague and friend, we'll be sad to see him go! Good luck Nick - we'll treasure this beautiful picture of you for all time.


In other news, our annoying artistic director is leaving. If you're interested in applying for the job, please click HERE.


Bye Nick, we love you.  


Monday 20/01/2014


Football fans, we bring you excellent news! Nick Hall and Pete Starr return for another spout of comedy commentary! On Saturday 8th February at 12.45, the two take the reins for Arsenal's big clash away at Liverpool! Do join us for this nervy, top-4 encounter! Click HERE to join the Facebook event and get regular updates for this event!



Monday - 20/01/2014

The False Nine's Live Pubcast!

Our friends over at The False Nine joined us yesterday for our (and theirs!) first ever live audience podcast, or pubcast! The boys joined us for the Chelsea vs. Manchester United game, then popped upstairs to chat about the week with guests Musa Okwonga and James McNicholas. We had a lovely time, as did the audience - so a future pubcast looks on the cards. Throw a follow over to @IllustratedGame and @The_False_Nine for updates in that department!



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