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Theatre Absolute


Theatre Absolute is an independent multi award-winning theatre company in Coventry. Its home is a one-time fish and chip shop restaurant (formerly Fishy Moore's opposite Argos in City Arcade). 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

Varied opening times depending on the times of shows. Please check the website before your visit.


Located within Coventry city centre's City Arcade pedestrianised shopping area, opposite the Argos Extra store.


38 City Arcade, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3HW

E-mail address


07799 292957