Oval House

 
 
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54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SW 
 
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Founded by Peter Oliver (1926-2007), the Oval House has been an important part of fringe and experimental theatre since the 1960s. It has been supportive of gay and lesbian and women's theatre in the 1970's and 80's and the development of new Black and Asian writing in the '90s. It's also where Pierce Brosnan first started out, attending workshops while working as a waiter during the day. The theatre includes a gallery space, open to all, and a cafe open 6pm to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday serving world fusion food.

 

Oval House events

 
Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)Develop works challenging perceptions of young people.21st April 2014Monday 30th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  17th February to 30th June 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Develop works challenging perceptions of young people.
Ovalhouse Young Writers: WorkshopOvalhouse Young Writers: WorkshopExplore writing and performance.21st April 2014Monday 30th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Ovalhouse Young Writers: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  17th February to 30th June 2014 - 6.30pm-9pm
Explore writing and performance.
Drama Company: WorkshopDrama Company: WorkshopDevelop skills to transition from youth to professional theatre.22nd April 2014Monday 30th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Drama Company: Workshop
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  18th February to 30th June 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Develop skills to transition from youth to professional theatre.
Dance Wednesday (Over 13)Dance Wednesday (Over 13)Urban dance instruction.23rd April 2014Monday 30th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Dance Wednesday (Over 13)
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  19th February to 30th June 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Urban dance instruction.
Jamie Wood: How To Be Funny Without Even Trying Ā– An Intro To ClownJamie Wood: How To Be Funny Without Even Trying Ā– An Intro To ClownTmesis Theatre presents a comedic workshop on how to be a clown with Jamie Wood.8th May 2014Thursday 8th May 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Jamie Wood: How To Be Funny Without Even Trying Ā– An Intro To Clown
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Thursday 8th May 2014 - 2.36pm
Tmesis Theatre presents a comedic workshop on how to be a clown with Jamie Wood.
Jamie Wood: Workshop (Over 12s)Jamie Wood: Workshop (Over 12s)A psychedelic ride, a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles.21st May 2014Saturday 24th May 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Jamie Wood: Workshop (Over 12s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2014 - 7.29pm
A psychedelic ride, a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles.
HeartHeartZendah presents Steven Gaythorp's romantic political thriller set between Durham and Tehran in 1953 against the backdrop of the 28 Mordad Coup d'Etat. Directed by Nazil Tabatabai Khatambakhsh.6th June 2014Friday 6th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Heart
event > Film Events > Film - Thriller
DATES  Friday 6th June 2014 - 7.30pm
Zendah presents Steven Gaythorp's romantic political thriller set between Durham and Tehran in 1953 against the backdrop of the 28 Mordad Coup d'Etat. Directed by Nazil Tabatabai Khatambakhsh.
TravestyTravestyA night of rock and dance by live bands.11th June 2014Saturday 14th June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Travesty
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock
DATES  11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Jun 2014 - 7.45pm
A night of rock and dance by live bands.
Greg Wohead: The Ted Bundy ProjectGreg Wohead: The Ted Bundy ProjectAn exploration of the nature of charm, the label of 'monster' and the tension between attraction and repulsion, based on an interview with the serial killer Bundy on the day before his execution.17th June 2014Saturday 21st June 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Greg Wohead: The Ted Bundy Project
event > Theatre > Solo
DATES  17th to 21st Jun 2014 - 7.45pm
An exploration of the nature of charm, the label of 'monster' and the tension between attraction and repulsion, based on an interview with the serial killer Bundy on the day before his execution.
FosterlingFosterlingA play that explores themes of resilience, love and simple human kindness during the First World War where in a small Yorkshire Village a woman raises her eight children and mixed-race foster child.1st July 2014Saturday 5th July 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Fosterling
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st to 5th Jul 2014 - 7.30pm
A play that explores themes of resilience, love and simple human kindness during the First World War where in a small Yorkshire Village a woman raises her eight children and mixed-race foster child.
 

LondonTown.com - Oval House Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Oval Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Vauxhall Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
20 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Oval House

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Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel London
Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £62  36% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Comfort Inn Vauxhall is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. Offering quality yet affordable accommodation, ...More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London London
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £79  36% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 12 minutes from Oval House
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ...More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Hotel London London
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £126  35% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 12 minutes from Oval House
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Oval House

Nearest to Oval House
White Bear Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 8 minutes from Oval House
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ...More
 
 
 
Above The Stag Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ...More
 
 
 
Landor Pub Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Oval House
You're never more than three rows away from the action at the Landor Theatre where the audience never exceeds 60. Focussed on producing musical theatre productions ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Oval House

Near Oval House
St John's Smith Square London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 20 minutes from Oval House
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ...More
 
 
 
The Coronet Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from Oval House
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ...More
 
 
 
O2 Academy Brixton London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from Oval House
This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Oval House

Near Oval House
Hula Boogie London
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Hula Boogie
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 20th April 2014 - 7pm-12midnight
South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Miss Aloha and the Reverend Boogie play music from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, plus early evening jive taster lessons....More
 
 
 
Gender Outlaws London
Now On
Gender Outlaws
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st March to 25th April 2014 - Various Times
The Camera Club, 16 Bowden Street, SE11 | 8 minutes from Oval House
...More
 
 
 
Allen Ruppersberg London
Now On
Allen Ruppersberg
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th March to 26th April 2014 - 11am-6pm
Greengrassi, 1a Kempsford Road, SE11 | 13 minutes from Oval House
An installation of typographical works....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Oval House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oval House
Gasworks London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Oval House
Gasworks serves a dual purpose: as a location for 12 artists' studios and as host to up to six exhibitions a year. Emphasis is placed on ...More
 
 
 
Tate Britain London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ...More
 
 
 
Garden Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Oval House
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Oval House

The best shops and markets near Oval House
Lassco House & Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ...More
 
 
 
Crockatt and Powell London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from Oval House
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ...More
 
 
 
The Old Post Office Bakery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Oval House
In a former Post Office in Lyham Road, Clapham North, The Old Post Office Bakery set up shop in 1982. That was after they'd been serving ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Oval House

What are the best dining options near Oval House London?
The Fentiman Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from Oval House
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ...More
 
 
 
Bonnington Centre Cafe London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bonnington Centre Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Vauxhall Grove, Kennington, London SW8 | 5 minutes from Oval House
This delightful commune, relic of a more laidback era, used to be the collective kitchen that fed a street of squats. It's a jolly, ramshackle room, ...More
 
 
 
Adulis London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Adulis
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9 | 5 minutes from Oval House
Eritrean cuisine. Separate room for parties ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Oval House

Near Oval House
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 2.3 miles from Oval House
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ...More
 
 
 
Career Energy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2.4 miles from Oval House
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ...More
 
 
 
English [Out There!] London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2.4 miles from Oval House
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ...More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Oval House

Oval House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Surrey County Cricket Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ...More
 
 
 
The Kia Oval Cricket Ground London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
Though it does not have quite the same kudos as Lord's, The Kia Oval (known so because of a sponsorship deal, but usually referred to simply ...More
 
 
 
Rebus Tourist Guides London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 13 minutes from Oval House
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Oval House

The best pubs near London Oval House.
The Fentiman Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from Oval House
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ...More
 
 
 
The Duchy Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
Gastropub...More
 
 
 
The Canton Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Canton Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
177 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Oval House

Oval House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
South London Pacific London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ...More
 
 
 
Fire London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ...More
 
 
 
Corsica Studios London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from Oval House
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Oval House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Oval House.
Tate Britain London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people....More
 
 
 
Imperial War Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Oval House
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ...More
 
 
 
The Boiler House: Battersea Power Station London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boiler House: Battersea Power Station
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gate 2, 188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London SW8 | 21 minutes from Oval House
The Boiler House benefits from being at the heart of one of London's best loved and iconic landmarks, Battersea Power Station. This temporary structure within the ...More
 
 
 
 

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Hula Boogie
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

South London Pacific 6 minutes walk from Oval House

Miss Aloha and the Reverend Boogie play music from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, plus early evening jive taster lessons....More

S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT Sundays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th April 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

Simon Le Vans plays house from 2pm, guest DJs spin commercial house and party anthems from 7pm, and DJ Sean ...More

Sundays Charlie Hides Tv
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th May 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

House tunes from Charlie Hides TV and support from Simon Le Vans....More

Unchill
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th June 2014 

Barcode Vauxhall 8 minutes walk from Oval House

Techno and house from Marco Gee, Stevie B, Rob Sykes, Adam Sykes, Adam Watts, Daniel Stone, Julian Perret, Laris Alexander ...More

Ruin Lust
Ruin Lust
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

What is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad ...More

 
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

The annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will ...More

Richard Deacon
Richard Deacon
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Welsh artist Richard Deacon (b. 1949) has built an international reputation based on his public sculptures, but this Tate Britain ...More

 
Outlaw
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

Jamm 16 minutes walk from Oval House

Resident DJs play country, blues, funk, punk and rock'n'roll, with a live performance from Alabama 3....More

Fashion & Gardens
Fashion & Gardens
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Garden Museum 17 minutes walk from Oval House

Fashion & Gardens is the first exhibition to explore the relationship between fashion and garden design, from the age of ...More

 
Architecture Of War
Architecture Of War
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2014 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 19 minutes walk from Oval House

The Imperial War Museum reopens following a six-month closure on 29th July 2013 with a large-scale exhibition which explores different ...More

 
 
 
 
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