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theredhedgehog.co.uk



255 - 257 Archway Road
Highgate
London
N6 5BS

The Red Hedgehog takes its name and inspiration from the famous 19th century coffee house in Vienna, ZUM ROTEL IGEL, the regular haunt of many composers of the period.

Celebrated regulars included Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and particularly Brahms (who stubbornly refused to eat or drink anywhere else.)

The Red Hedgehog (Vienna) evokes food, drink, conviviality and lively conversation between musicians, artists and friends. The Red Hedgehog (Highgate) adds a fine grand piano and the thrill of top-class live chamber music-making in a setting which provides an especially close rapport between performers and audience.


The Red Hedgehog  (London) is an independently-run intimate concert and theatre space situated diagonally opposite Highgate Tube.  

Since opening, on 7 October, 2006, we have presented mainly classical concerts and fringe theatre, as well as seasons of comedy, variety nights and musical comedy. Outside promoters have brought a range of social events to the venue, including salsa and jive, speed dating, writing workshops and bric-a-brac markets.  Exhibitions of paintings and photographs have also been hung at The Red Hedgehog.  

The Red Hedgehog is a popular choice for adult and children’s parties and children’s classes.


The venue receives no public funding.

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