East Jawdance Jawdance Monthly on Wednesdays Rich Mix Hosted by two key promoters in the spoken word scene, this venture has ten slots up for grab every month, which are given out at random. Yomi Sode is Jawdance's lovely and funny host. Free Spirit and Soul Spirit and Soul Open Mic Every Tuesday Troy Bar This quiet little bar on a Shoreditch back street hosts one of the most notable, if slightly under the radar, open mics in East London. Surprise performers have included Macy Gray and Jessie J. Free Extra Second Extra Second London Monthly Gallery Café The perfect open mic for those interested in nights with a political focus. At Extra Second, you’ll find poetry, open mic, and debate framed around different monthly themes. Free BoxedInn BoxedIn Monthly Boxpark Shoreditch East London is now fertile ground for spoken word events. But Boxedin has been there since the early days, cultivating a rich monthly programme of performers who are among the best in town. £2.50 min Word on the Street WORD on the STREET Monthly Below Boondocks Widening the spectrum of spoken word nights in London, Word on the Street is heavily influenced by the New York hip-hop scene. The show is about the power of the voice, and power of the word. £10 North The Kings Head Comedy/Cabaret Open Mic at The Kings Head Every Thursday Downstairs at The Kings Head This Crouch End comedy club is one of the best known in Britain. Founded in 1981, for forty years the Kings Head has served as a breeding ground for many household names. Free Spiritual Bar Open Mic at Spiritual Bar Every Tuesday Spiritual Bar Spiritual Bar is a bohemian bolthole that also runs its own record label. On Tuesdays, their open mic invites audiences to bring their instruments, and join the diverse range of music promoted here. Free The Fiddler's Elbow Open Mic and Jam at The Fiddler’s Elbow First Tuesday of Every Month The Fiddler's Elbow Open every night of the week with live music, The Fiddler's Elbow is a firmly established venue on the Camden music scene. Their monthly open mics always draw a good crowd in this historic pub. Free North London Tavern Dailia Open Mic Every Thursday North London Tavern Every week, you’ll find Dailia and her crew hosting this contemporary open mic night. Set in this lovely old-style Kilburn pub, Dailia keeps a regular community of people coming back to this local. Free Babel Art House Babel Open Mic Monthly Babel Art House This artist co-op in Stoke Newington hosts an eclectic range of events, with open mic performers asked to contribute thoughts on a monthly changing theme. Free West Groove Kitchen Groove Kitchen – Open Mic/Live Music Jam Monthly (Venues change) Mau Mau Bar Groove Kitchen’s regular monthly music jams have become popular among West Londoners. Their open mic at the Mau Mau Bar features a house band, with singers and vocalists invited to come on stage. £3.83 Castle Ealing Castle Inn Open Mic Every Thursday Castle Inn This classic little pub has become a regular spot for anyone gigging on the open mic scene. The Castle Inn is always full of a crowd of regulars interested in hearing something new. Free The Stags Head Open Mic at The Stags Head Mondays The Stags Head This pub in the lovely suburban area of Barnes has always run a regular jam session for locals. For anyone with an interest in jazz, it’s a good place to relax on a Monday evening. Free Sing for Your Supper Sing for Your Supper Every Tuesday The Magic Garden This quirky little night is for anyone who wants to bag a free supper. Get up and sing, and a drink and dinner is on the house. Now in its 9th year, the night has a strong community feel. Free The Green Open Mic Night at The Green Every Monday The Green This Monday meet up at The Green in is one of the last of its kind in West London, with many open mic nights being discontinued. The evening intersperses open mic with music from the pub’s house band. Free South Ghost Notes The Spaces Inbetween Alternate Tuesdays, Spring and Summer Ghost Notes This celebration of music and improvisation takes place on alternate Tuesdays through spring and summer. Attendees are invited to contribute alongside the house band of celebrated local musicians. Free Off the Cuff Spread the Cuff One Sunday per Month Off the Cuff Turning the stereotype of an open mic night on its head, this is an evening where spontaneity thrives. Expect performers from a range of disciplines in a mix of jazz jams, spoken word, and more. Free Upstairs at the Ritzy Beat Meet (L.A.B Collective) Monthly Upstairs at the Ritzy Expect a room full of interesting songwriters, producers, and beat-makers at this monthly jam at Brixton's favourite cinema. £5 Well Versed Well Versed Monthly Boxpark Croydon Well Versed was started in 2015, with the aim of emboldening communities through poetry. Their monthly open mic night welcomes three headline poets, plus anyone else who wants to sign up to perform. Free New Cross Inn Open Mic at New Cross Inn Every Tuesday Evening New Cross Inn This South London pub hosts one of the most long-standing open mic nights in London. Every Tuesday, you will find bands, comedians and poets among the hopefuls Free Central King Gong King Gong Last Monday of the Month Comedy Store A death match of comedians: survive three minutes on the stage and you’re through to the final. Mere attendees can watch the whole thing unfold from the comfort of their chair. £7-£10 Kings Arms No Pressure Open Mic Last Saturday of the Month Kings Arms Bang in the centre of Soho, this monthly event attracts a regular crew of open mic-ers. Regular performers often return to play for new audiences. You’ll fall on something surprisingly brilliant here. Free Poetry and Shaah Poetry and Shaah Every Few Months Poetry Café Poetry and Shaah aims to build bridges between different communities, by providing space for conversation and positive energy. The intimate Poetry Cafe is the perfect setting. Free The West End's Musical Theatre Night The West End’s Musical Theatre Open Mic Night Every Thursday Phoenix Artist Club This popular open mic takes place in one of London’s secret theatre bars. Underneath The Phoenix Theatre, you can snuggle into one of the deep red booths, and be part of a New York style piano bar. 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