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

 
We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)Learn drama and art skills.29th November 2014Saturday 20th December 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec and 20th Dec 2014 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
Learn drama and art skills.
Horse Mcdonald - WintersongHorse Mcdonald - Wintersong5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
Horse Mcdonald - Wintersong
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar
DATES  Friday 5th December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)Develop works challenging perceptions of young people.6th January 2015Tuesday 6th January 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
 
Drama: Workshop (Ages 13-18)
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 6th January 2015 - 5.20pm-7.20pm
Develop works challenging perceptions of young people.
Pick & Mix: Workshop (Ages 8-12)Pick & Mix: Workshop (Ages 8-12)Children's drama and multi-arts project.7th January 2015Wednesday 7th January 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
Free Event 
Pick & Mix: Workshop (Ages 8-12)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 7th January 2015 - 4.30pm-6pm
Children's drama and multi-arts project.
Demonstrate!Demonstrate!Dance and movement-driven photography project aimed at helping disabled youngsters engage with their creativity, specifically focused for children with autism spectrum disorder and other complex and profound disabilities.17th January 2015Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
Free Event 
Demonstrate!
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 17th January 2015 - 10.30am-1pm
Dance and movement-driven photography project aimed at helping disabled youngsters engage with their creativity, specifically focused for children with autism spectrum disorder and other complex and profound disabilities.
 

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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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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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
 
 
 
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Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £126  38% 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
 
 
 
Novotel London Waterloo London
Novotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £83  28% off
113 Lambeth Road, SE1 | 16 minutes from Oval House
A modern hotel with multilingual staff and some rooms that offer marvellous views of the Houses of Parliament. It's not as close to Waterloo as the ...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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Near Oval House
Roller Disco London
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Roller Disco
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 27th November 2014 - 8pm-2am
Renaissance Rooms, Opposite Arch 8 Arches, Miles Street, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
...More
 
 
 
Thursday Night London
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Thursday Night
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 27th November 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
Renaissance Rooms, Opposite Arch 8 Arches, Miles Street, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Resident DJs play funk and disco....More
 
 
 
Gravity Ink London
On Soon
Gravity Ink
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 28th November 2014 - 12midnight-8am
Area, 67-68 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1 | 13 minutes from Oval House
Resident DJs play deep house....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
 
 
 
Chocolate Films Ltd London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 12 minutes from Oval House
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ...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
 
 
 
Kennington Park  London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ...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
 
 
 
Emmanuel Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 21 minutes from Oval House
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ...More
 
 
 
 

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The Big Bingo Show With Timberlina & Hey Balen
Theatre | Until 22nd December 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

Timberlina is joined by Hey Baylen for some madcap entertainment, which features sing-a-longs, comedy banter and some surprise guests, including ...More

Ice Skate Vauxhall
Ice Skate Vauxhall
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens 9 minutes walk from Oval House

This festive season, a brand new winter experience comes to the capital, as Ice Skate Vauxhall opens for the first ...More

 
Beyond
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th November 2014 

Area 13 minutes walk from Oval House

Dance, house and pop courtesy of Steve Pitron, Mikey D, Paul Heron, D Johnny, Fat Tony, Alan K And Paulo ...More

Myths
Theatre | Until 6th December 2014 

Blue Elephant Theatre 15 minutes walk from Oval House

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The Jason Lyon Quartet
Concerts | Until 15th December 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

The pianist and his band plays jazz jams....More

David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of ...More

BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Display of photographs, drawings, proposals and sculptures capturing the building of the Hunstanton School in Norfolk, featuring pieces by Eduardo ...More

BP Spotlight: Marlow Moss
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Paintings, reliefs and sculptures primarily concerned with an interrogation of space, movement and light by the constructivist artist Marlow Moss....More

William Hazlitt: Through The Eyes Of A Critic
Exhibitions | Until 5th April 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

This display looks at works by artists including Joshua Reynolds, David Wilkie and JMW Turner through the eyes of the ...More

Artist-Led Workshops: Autumn 2014 Tate Britain: Course
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2014 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Art workshops for students....More

 
 
 
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