We want to entertain with originality. Purpose built for the 21st century, our Main Stage allows the world’s most imaginative minds maximum creative flexibility to create the future mainstream – a wide variety of entertaining experiences that are original and ambitious.

Hampstead Downstairs is 'London's hidden gem' (Time Out). In an intimate 80-seater studio, see brand new plays by a wide range of emerging, mid-career or fully established talent for only £10/£12 – or a fiver if you’re quick enough. Downstairs shows have transferred to Hampstead Theatre’s Main Stage, the West End and on tour around the country and overseas. See big talent for small prices.

When our work succeeds to the point that demand outstrips supply – and we enjoy regular sell-out seasons – a season in the West End can allow a wider audience to see our work – as well as offering a chance for our regulars to see it a second time!