Our completely flexible Main House has a real epic dimension: it is the perfect home for robust, resonant and enriching plays. We work with the world’s most prominent Theatre-Makers to create productions of the very highest standard for the broadest possible audience. With new plays at the heart of the programme you will encounter work that is refreshingly unfamiliar - bold and relevant, yet always entertaining.

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!