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Theatre Absolute

Theatre Absolute

Location: 38 City Arcade, CV1 3HW

Theatre Absolute is an independent multi award-winning theatre company in Coventry. Its home is a one-time fish and chip shop restaurant and it is now a unique and dynamic 50-seat flexible theatre space and the only professional Shop Front Theatre in the whole of the U.K.

Since co-founders, producer Julia Negus and writer Chris O’Connell opened the Shop Front in 2009 in partnership with Coventry City Council; the company has had over 7500 people through the door of this once empty space. Theatre Absolute present new plays and live arts events in the Shop Front, created by themselves as well as hosting many writing and literacy programmes.

The company also has visiting theatre companies bringing work to the Shop Front Theatre, such as Paines Plough (London) and the Birmingham Rep.

Opening Times

Opening times vary depending on the show, please visit their website for further information.


Please visit their website for further details, as pricing depends on the show.



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