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The Understudy at the National Theatre

Forthcoming Events

Our Tap Takeovers are now taking place in The Otherstudy for the Spring and Summer months - see below for details

All events are free, so save the date and we'll see you then!

For directions and current opening times, please refer to the main Understudy page.

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5 - 6 October - Oktoberfest Anspach & Hobday tap takeover with special guest taps

Lots of German-inspired beers pouring from our friends at Anspach & Hobday. Plus some very special appearances from other breweries.

15 November - Track tap takeover

Hugely popular brewery from Manchester with a focus on travel, adventure, and pale, hoppy beers.

6 December - Fierce Beer tap takeover

Loud, brash brewery from Aberdeen. Big flavours and in-your-face branding.

The Otherstudy Brewery Residencies 2019

Weekly tap takeovers from 17 April:

17 Apr - Wild Beer Co, Somerset
24 Apr - Unity, Hampshire
01 May - Double-BArrelled, Berkshire
08 May - Farmageddon, County Down
15 May - Buxton, Derbyshire
22 May - Lacada, County Antrim
29 May - Donzoko, County Durham
05 Jun - Track, Manchester
12 Jun - Gipsy Hill, London
19 Jun - Liquid Light, Nottinghamshire
26 Jun - Affinity, London
03 Jul - Little Earth Project, Suffolk
10 Jul - Lost & Grounded, Bristol
17 Jul - Duration, Norfolk
24 Jul - Verdant, Cornwall
31 Jul - Burnt Mill, Suffolk
07 Aug - Tempest, Selkirkshire
14 Aug - Yonder, Somerset
21 Aug - Deya, Gloucestershire
28 Aug - Burning Sky, East Sussex
04 Sep - Tiny Rebel, Monmouthshire

The Otherstudy brewery residencies 2019

Zilla Nights at the Understudy

Zilla Nights, the brain and musical child of DJ Blondezilla, takes over the Understudy once a month, bringing the sunshine of the tropics to the South Bank, no matter what your weather app is telling you. Spinning a set of pan-African vinyl treats from every corner of the continent, you can expect anything from classic West African funk and Afrobeat, to 1970s Kenyan-Congolese fusion, Somalian pop, Senegalese Sabar music and beats from beyond the shores. Each month she'll be inviting a new and unique guest DJ to join her, playing music from old or new school Africa, the diaspora across the Caribbean and Latin America, and the melting pot of our very own London.

Free entry

First Saturday of the month 7pm - 1am

Music & DJs: DJ Blondzilla and D'Vo playing an assortment of music from the African diaspora


Zilla Nights in The Understudy with DJ Blondezilla