Underbelly Boulevard | Live Performance Venue in Soho
When Boulevard first opened in 2019, it made quite a scene…
The theatre in Soho (named after the striptease venue that used to inhabit the same space in Walker’s Court, which itself replaced a brothel), was on the tip of anyone with even the smallest passing interest in the performing arts’ tongue when it reopened. Sadly though, its budding popularity was cut short when it was forced to close due to you-know-what. Fast forward to 2023, however, and the theatre has got a new lease of life as Underbelly Boulevard: a live performance venue for music, cabaret and more, from the Underbelly team.
As the keystone of Walker’s Court’s £40 rehab, Boulevard initially got heads turning with its impressive space – both inside and out. The main auditorium has been cleverly designed so that it can be reconfigured at the drop of a hat, with both stalls & a balcony that move independently of each other, and can be rotated 360-degrees. The stage itself can also be moved up and down, and the chairs are free-standing (unlike traditional fixed-row theatre seating). All in all, it means that Underbelly Boulevard can be almost unrecognisably transformed in just a few minutes – the idea being that you could watch a play and then later on listen to a little live music in a completely different space.
It’s the cat’s pyjamas.
NOTE: You can see what’s on at Underbelly Boulevard, and book tickets, HERE.
Underbelly Boulevard | 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, W1F 0BT
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