The Curtains Up pub

Barons Court Theatre is a small theatre of 52 cinema-style seats located in the basement of The Curtains Up public house in Comeragh Road in West London. Founded in 1991, the Barons Court Theatre features a programme of short-run plays and afternoon magic shows that are frequently changed.[1]

Ron Phillips was the artistic director at the theatre's inception, and productions at Barons Court Theatre included Sophocles's Antigone, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Ibsen's A Doll's House, Shakespeare's Richard III & Shakespeare's Women.[2] Noted performers who have performed at the theatre include Sara Kestelman in Bitter Fruits of Palestine.

The theatre also hosted The Magic Cavern, a theatre show of magic and illusion, presented by international magician Richard Leigh.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Barons Court Theatre was closed for over a year. In 2021, artistic director Ron Phillips retired and was succeeded by Sharon Willems, previous artistic director of Kibo Productions.


  1. ^ Barons Court Theatre on
  2. ^ Shakespeare's Women The British Theatre Guide

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