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

 
Neighbourhood WatchNeighbourhood WatchA well-intentioned scheme develops into something sinister in Alan Ayckbourn's suburban comedy.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
Today Only
Neighbourhood Watch
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 7pm
A well-intentioned scheme develops into something sinister in Alan Ayckbourn's suburban comedy.
Truth About YouthTruth About YouthSpoken word, music and debate.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
Today Only
Truth About Youth
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 8.30pm
Spoken word, music and debate.
I Am Your NeighbourI Am Your Neighbour26th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
I Am Your Neighbour
event > Theatre > Fringe | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th July 2014 - 2pm
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.26th July 2014Saturday 30th August 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
Demonstrate!
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  26th Jul, 2nd Aug, 9th Aug, 16th Aug, 23rd Aug and 30th Aug 2014 - 10.30am-12.30pm
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.
We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)We Are London Arts Club: Workshop (Ages 14-22)Learn drama and art skills.26th July 2014Saturday 27th September 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  15th February to 27th September 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.28th July 2014Monday 29th September 2014 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  17th February to 29th September 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Develop works challenging perceptions of young people.
Ovalhouse Young Writers: WorkshopOvalhouse Young Writers: WorkshopExplore writing and performance.28th July 2014Monday 29th September 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
Ovalhouse Young Writers: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  17th February to 29th September 2014 - 6.30pm-9pm
Explore writing and performance.
Drama Company: WorkshopDrama Company: WorkshopDevelop skills to transition from youth to professional theatre.29th July 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
Drama Company: Workshop
event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  18th February to 30th September 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.30th July 2014Wednesday 24th September 2014 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
On Soon
Dance Wednesday (Over 13)
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  19th February to 24th September 2014 - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Urban dance instruction.
 

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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Oval House on LondonTown.com

 
London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Oval House

Near Oval House
Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel London
Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £68  28% 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 £86  31% 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  32% 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
Neighbourhood Watch London
Today Only
Neighbourhood Watch
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 7pm
Oval House, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | Same location as Oval House
A well-intentioned scheme develops into something sinister in Alan Ayckbourn's suburban comedy....More
 
 
 
Truth About Youth London
Today Only
Truth About Youth
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 8.30pm
Oval House, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | Same location as Oval House
Spoken word, music and debate....More
 
 
 
Push The Button London
Today Only
Push The Button
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 9pm-3am
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
DJs HITS&MRS plays commercial pop and chart numbers....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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Truth About Youth
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2014 

Oval House

Spoken word, music and debate....More

Neighbourhood Watch
Theatre | On 25th July 2014 

Oval House

A well-intentioned scheme develops into something sinister in Alan Ayckbourn's suburban comedy....More

Push The Button
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th July 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

DJs HITS&MRS plays commercial pop and chart numbers....More

Ergh
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th July 2014 

Fire 8 minutes walk from Oval House

Excision, Getter and Funtcase supply bass....More

Friday at The LightBox
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th July 2014 

The LightBox 8 minutes walk from Oval House

Newbie Nerdz, Jack Dee and Jake Walpole provide techno and party anthems....More

Fitladz
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Barcode Vauxhall 8 minutes walk from Oval House

DJs P'Jay, Riano, Stevie B, Abster and Norbert play techno and house while Jason Prince plays pop....More

Friday Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Renaissance Rooms 8 minutes walk from Oval House

Resident DJs play disco, funk, R&B and house....More

Gravity Ink
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

Area 13 minutes walk from Oval House

Resident DJs play deep house....More

Val Kelly Quintet
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

A performance by the female jazz and soul vocalist....More

Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
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

 
 
 
 
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