I thought it was going to be shit but actually it was really good – H Winter, 2012

Rhymes with Orange is an almost-monthly spoken word night in London – a place for stuck creatives and seasoned professionals to get on stage and show their poetic skills in front of a noisy, energetic & supportive audience. You might also catch our regular performers taking Rhymes to the people at literature festivals, bus stops, Edinburgh or at creative retreats.

Rhymes with Orange typically features a number of 10 minute featured performances, a very special Limerick Challenge, and culminates in our ever-popular Orange Crussssssssh open mic, in which you get a chance to win a CHOCOLATE ORANGE (and a 10 minute featured slot at the next Rhymes with Orange). It’s a rowdy, varied and fun evening that’s perfect for people who didn’t think they’d enjoy a poetry night.

To find out more, please get in touch with us at londonspokenword@gmail.com.

After years of residency at at Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch, the recent closure of the venue has left Rhymes homeless and we’re currently trying out different London night spots in a quest to find a replacement. So check the location on your ticket, and follow us on the social medias to find out where we’ll be next time.

How do I get on the open mic?

The only way to bag a slot on the open mic is to buy an open mic ticket in advance. Simplest way to get in there is to join our email list using the form below, and sign up when you get the email announcing the next show. (We send you about one email a month. No spam, no passing on your data to anyone.)

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