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.20th December 2014Saturday 20th December 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 20th December 2014 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
Learn drama and art skills.
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
On Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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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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
 
 
 
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Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
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Landor Pub Theatre
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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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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
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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
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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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 20th December 2014 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
Oval House, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | Same location as Oval House
Learn drama and art skills....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 18th December 2014 - 10pm-4am
The LightBox, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
House and techno from Adam Cotier, Sculpture, Aleksandr, Bobby Davis, Jay Nino and Rikha....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th to 21st Dec 2014 - Various Times
White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, SE11 | 8 minutes from Oval House
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Gasworks London
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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
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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
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Oval House
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Lassco House & Garden London
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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
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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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Oval House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Surrey County Cricket Club London
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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
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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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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
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The Canton Arms London
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The Canton Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
177 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
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South London Pacific London
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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
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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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Tate Britain London
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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
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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
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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 LightBox 8 minutes walk from Oval House

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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

 
Book Break: Short Stories And Poems
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

South Lambeth Library 9 minutes walk from Oval House

Drop in and listen to a good story or poem....More

Speaking English With Confidence
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

South Lambeth Library 9 minutes walk from Oval House

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Cris Tanzi Piano Duo
Concerts | Until 18th December 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

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Olafur Eliasson: Turner Colour Experiments
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Olafur Eliasson, an artist celebrated for his Tate Modern Turbine Hall installation 11 years ago, has studied seven paintings by ...More

The Turner Prize 2014
The Turner Prize 2014
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most ...More

 
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner: Painting Set Free
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner: Painting Set Free
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Well timed to coincide with the movie of Turner, this major survey of the last works of the influential British ...More

 
Modern War Gardens: Paradise Lost
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2015 

Garden Museum 17 minutes walk from Oval House

London-based photojournalist, filmmaker and writer Lalage Snow takes a look at conflict in the modern world and how the inhabitants ...More

Gardens And War
Exhibitions | Until 24th December 2014 

Garden Museum 17 minutes walk from Oval House

Exhibition at the Garden Museum examining the way in the which the domestic garden has been utilised by the state ...More

 

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