Proforça Theatre Company announces it is to take over the running of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre this Spring. Artistic Director David Brady takes the helm, with TheatreN16 founder Jamie Eastlake as Executive Producer.

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre is a 60-seat black box studio theatre based above the Lion & Unicorn pub at the heart of Kentish Town, with Camden Town just a stone’s throw away.

In early March, the reopened venue will be run by Proforça Theatre Company and provide a great home for the best in fringe theatre talent that London has to offer. Proforça are keen to provide a warm, nurturing and brilliant experience for both theatremakers and audiences alike. In addition, the theatre will support new writing, as well as provide opportunities for associate artists and companies, who will be announced shortly.

The new venue will be led by Artistic Director David Brady with a brand-new Artist Development programme lead by Theatre N16 founder Jamie Eastlake, who will support the theatre as an Executive Producer.

David commented of the new appointment:

“The Lion & Unicorn Theatre is a mainstay of the London Fringe circuit, and has been a key part in our development as a company over the last 18 months. In conjunction with the brilliant friends and partners we’ve made over the last few years we want to create a fringe theatre venue with the reputation to produce brilliant work from the best that The Fringe has to offer. Whoever you are, and wherever you come from, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre can be the place where you can be who you want to be.

“Taking over the theatre is going to be a fantastic adventure and we hope that everyone will come along with us for the trip of a lifetime. We can’t wait to get started!”


More details will be announced on the show’s opening Spring season soon.

The team are accepting submissions for programming for its Summer and Camden Fringe Seasons via its new website.