The Tabard Theatre is a 96-seat studio theatre in Zone 2 in West London, less than a minute's walk from Turnham Green tube station (District line). Just leave the station turning right and then turn right again.
The Tabard Theatre opened in 1985 above the Tabard Pub, a popular and historic local landmark. It quickly built a strong reputation for new writing. However, the theatre now hosts all kinds of live entertainment from classical adaptations to new musical works and contemporary revivals. It enjoys the support of a loyal local audience and, thanks to its location, visitors from all over London. Over the years the Tabard Theatre has played a key role in the development of London Theatre, highly acclaimed for its professional work and extremely popular within the community of West London.
The Tabard Theatre produces in-house shows making it one of the few theatre companies to do so, in a studio, with no central funding. In 2009, we saw New Boy (a co-production at the Tabard Theatre back in April 2008) transfer to the West End, in 2011 we premiered Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and most recently Richard Harris' premiere of Liza, Liza, Liza embarked on a regional tour.
In recent years, we have developed strong relationships with comedy agents and are regularly used as a venue for comedians such as Al Murray, Russell Howard, Chris Addison and Dara O'Briain. During the day, we are used for photo/film shoots, rehearsals and training.
We also run a thriving intern scheme and hold workshops for young aspiring performers. We also have a growing number of 'Friends and Angels' of the Tabard Theatre who support the theatre financially and enjoy further benefits.
The Tabard Theatre continues to expand its work, to update and renovate the venue and to provide a great theatrical experience.