Welcome to the Pie Shop

In 2014, Tooting Arts Club set about staging Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s iconic musical thriller SWEENEY TODD in Harrington’s–London’s oldest working pie and mash shop. Now, transported all the way from South London, we are delighted that Harrington’s has found its New York home within the walls of the Barrow Street Theatre.

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Pre-Show Pie & Mash

Our shop’s pie maker is former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.  Most seats within the shop (except Row J) include the option to buy a pre-show meal of pie and mash cooked fresh daily by Bill.  For an additional $22.50, you will receive one meat (chicken) or veg pie, a generous helping of mashed potato with an optional parsley sauce known as “liquor”, and a beer, glass of wine, or non-alcoholic drink.  This meal is a substantial main course portion and won’t leave you feeling hungry!  Pie and mash may only be purchased in advance, up until noon on the day of a performance.

For more information about Bill’s delicious pies, please visit the Pre-Show Pie & Mash section.

Timing Info

Running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including a fifteen minute intermission.

Pie and mash is served beginning 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to each curtain, and those who have purchased it may arrive any time after that until 30 minutes before curtain (at which point the last pie is served). All tables must be cleared 15 minutes later for performer safety. We encourage you to arrive on the early side so your meal is not rushed.

If you’re not dining with us, you’re welcome to enter the shop beginning 15 minutes prior to show time. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks may be purchased from the bar in the lobby before each show and during intermission. No outside food or drinks are permitted.

Seating Info

Instead of a traditional theater layout, our production of SWEENEY TODD is set inside a 360-degree re-creation of Harrington’s.  While there is no formal audience participation, the four center tables are particularly close to the staging.  Most of the action of the play takes place on and around the shop’s service counter and these tables.

At the point of purchasing your tickets, you will be presented with a seating diagram.  You can familiarize yourself with the shop layout in advance by clicking the “View Full Seating Chart” to the right of this page.

Our Immersive section includes the four tables and two counters closest to the Service Counter.  The immersive nature of the show means that if you’re sitting at any of these tables or counters, the action happens all around you.  You may have to twist or turn your head from time to time.

If you’d prefer to watch the show facing straight ahead, we suggest our Forward View seats.

Lower price seats are available in our Twisting View and Partial View locations.

All of the seats are cushioned and have backs, most are banquette-style seating.  Seats in Rows A, F and J are slightly taller chairs for better viewing, and have footrests.

What’s special about the show is this unusual layout, but we know it’s a lot to comprehend.  More information about all of the seats can be found in the Seating Locations section of the FAQs.

Questions & Concerns

You will receive an email confirmation from OvationTix immediately after purchasing tickets including your seating location(s). Physical tickets will only be printed at the Barrow Street Theatre box office, and will be available for pickup beginning 2 hours prior to the performance you are attending. All guests will be required to show photo ID that matches the name on the ticket order. Please understand this is for your protection: ticket fraud and third party re-selling, often at extremely higher (and unlawful) prices, has become a pervasive problem in our industry.