The Tabard Theatre is an intimate, 96 seat theatre located in Chiswick in the London Borough of Hounslow. Close to Turnham Green Underground station, it is situated above the Tabard public house which was built in 1880 by the architect Norman Shaw  for the Bedford Park Estate. The upper walls of the public house are covered in arts and craft tiles by William De Morgan, and the fireplaces have surrounds of tiles created by Walter Crane – an early example of Art Nouveau.
3-D model of the theatre's interior
Early years 
It was licensed for theatre use in 1985 and was founded by a group of playwrights, one of whom is Sheila Dewey.
It created a strong reputation for new writing but also developed into a breeding ground for experimental theatre and alternative comedy.
Later years 
It is now under new leadership of Pulling Focus Ltd, joint artistic directors Fred Perry and Colin Hilton, and general manager Simon Reilly.
Since 2005 the theatre has undergone extensive refurbishment work which is now complete. At the end of 2007, the Tabard Theatre started to produce in house making it one of the few theatres to do so in a studio theatre with no central funding. In 2009, New Boy, (a co-production at the Tabard Theatre back in April 2008), transferred to the West End; In 2010, Wolfboy followed its steps.
The Tabard Theatre plays host to its own productions, presents co-productions with other theatre companies as well as receiving work from across the world as a receiving house.
It has also gained a reputation as an ideal venue for comedians to try out new work prior to major tours, and well known names such as Russell Brand, Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Dara Ó Briain and Al Murray have all played there.
Interior photos of the Tabard Theatre
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Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 0°15′17″W / 51.4957°N 0.2547°W
Tabard Theatre: Chiswick - 'The Pirates of Penzance' 2012
The Tabard Theatre: Chiswick presents their 2012 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's celebrated opera "The Pirates of Penzance". Starring Owen Pullar as Fre...
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Tabard Theatre
Pulling Focus Ltd present the London Premier of the revised edition of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown". Cast featuring: Leanne Jones, Nathaniel Morrison, M...
Different - Joe Sterling (Stiles and Drewe's Honk!, Tabard Theatre 2012)
Trying at the Tabard Theatre
San Jose Premiere! The Tabard Theatre Company presents Trying, a heartfelt, humorous, and very human look at two wildly different but equally strong-willed p...
THE CUSTARD BOYS AT THE TABARD THEATRE
Trailer for The Custard Boys at the Tabard Theatre, London 10th April - 12th May 2012. Adapted and directed by Glenn Chandler, from the novel by John Rae, fi...
Happiness - You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre)
Lewis Barnshaw, Mark Anderson, Adam Ellis, Nathaniel Morrison, Hayley Gallivan, Leanne Jones.
Beyond Flesh and Blood - Tabard Theatre, London 2009
Click here to visit the official website of the production: http://www.brsuda.co.uk Beyond Flesh and Blood by Jason Charles The Tabard Theatre is pleased to ...
Lauren Samuels Interview - The Last Five Years - The Tabard Theatre
For more information and to book tickets for The Last Five Years go to http://wos.im/eX8Ozr The Last Five Years is a show about a marriage. It is told from t...
Tabard Theatre Company Work Sample Grant Application 2013
San Jose Youth Jazz Orchestra & The Tabard Theatre Company, 2011 San Jose Jazz Festival, Swing Stage
'Sing, Sing, Sing' Swingin' at the Savoy 2011 San Jose Jazz Festival, Swing Stage.
London Theatre Guide - Online
Fri, 10 May 2013 03:34:49 -0700
Pindar Theatre Productions presents Jonathan Larson's Rent, directed by Nathan Rhys Farrell, at the Tabard Theatre, an 80-seat fringe venue, above the Tabard Pub, in Turnham Green, west London, from 6 to 31 Aug 2013. Follows the lives of eight ...
San Jose Mercury News
Thu, 09 May 2013 20:07:28 -0700
Making God Laugh: Tabard Theatre Company holds auditions for the second producton of its 13th season, a comedy with dramatic tones. Roles for three man and two women. Rehearsals begin in July. Auditions, which will be held May 20, are by appointment ...
London Theatre Guide - Online
Fri, 03 May 2013 06:55:15 -0700
Tarquin Productions transfers The Blind / The Intruder , a double bill by Maurice Maeterlinck, to The Tabard Theatre, an 80-seat fringe venue, in Chiswick, west London, 22 May to 1 June 2013, following a run at the Old Red Lion last month. THE BLIND ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:55:12 -0700
This month we're also sponsoring the production of Patrick Hamilton's The Duke in Darkness, coming to the Tabard Theatre for it's first London revival in over 60 years, showing between 16 April and 11 May. As a big thank you to all you devoted ...
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