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Whitechapel Cultural Mile


Here at the showcase we have a dream of growing this week of entertainment to a point where we can stretch from Genesis Theatre all the way to The Whitechapel gallery, two giants of the East End cultural scene, what better bookends to a mile littered with spaces that could showcase the best and brightest talents in live entertainment this side of the Tower of London.


Still getting our grips with running a week of shows, we intend to grow gradually increasing our reach and capacity of venues until we can complete the mile and become one of London must visit events, If you have any advice, offer of help or interest feel free to email us at:



Introducing the Showcase

The London Hospital Tavern is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Whitechapel Arts Showcase (WAS) between the 18th - 23rd October. Rich in history, The Tavern has provided a social space to unwind for all staff of the Royal London Hospital and the surrounding Whitechapel area for nearly 150 years. This family run venue has seen how the past 18 months has taken its toll on our local community, which is why our aim is to provide some lighthearted joy to those who have supported us over this difficult period in typical “Tav” fashion- with a big drink and an even bigger laugh! We are delighted to offer our venue as a space for creativity and expression for performers and our guests, so we are proud to invite you to book a ticket for our events at WAS to laugh together, cheer together and be together.

Monday - Lucy Hopkins

Tuesday - Niall Moorjani

Wednesday - Shortbread Improv

Thursday - Harriet Braine

Friday - Whitechapel Cabaret

Saturday - Pop up Disco

For Powerful Women Are About

★★★★★ ‘Lucy Hopkins will transform you… takes femininity and turns it into the most spiritual, enchanting and indeed: powerful of phenomena… a wickedly enjoyable hour"’
A Fairie Tale

A brand new and original piece of storytelling from Niall Moorjani, it explores race and gender identities through a medievally fairie inspired landscape. Set to live music from the fantastic Sophie Albert, expect strangeness, sexy fairies and swearing in an evening of storytelling which is definitely not for kids.

Shortbread Improv

Shortbread Improv create 1hr of completely improvised comedy made up entirely in front of your eyes!

A troupe, built from alumni of Edinburgh's longest-running improvised comedy group, the Improverts.

Harriet Braine WIP

“Deeply talented”


“Pleasant and enlightening”


“Laugh-filled and informative”

The Wee Review

“Insightful lyrics”

Ed Fest Mag

“A breath of fresh air”

Funny Women

“Laugh out loud”

Entertainment Focus

Whitechapel Cabaret

A cabaret spectacular with a variety of performances from:


John Travulva

Trinidad & Toogay Though

Jordan Charles

Ant Lightfoot

Vodka Terry


Host: Big Ben

Lunchtime Workshops

Monday to Friday before the shows set up the venue opens up to host a workshop from the acts themselves or very special guests! Storytelling, Improv, Hoo Hah House, Artist speed dating and an Artists clinic. 

Thanks for coming!

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