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.

 

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Arch 468: CuddlesArch 468: CuddlesEve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world comes from what her sister Tabby has told her. Eve lives in a world without sunlight. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, inclu2015-05-06T19:30:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Arch 468: Cuddles
How To Win Against HistoryHow To Win Against HistoryBased on the tragic story of the fifth Marquis of Anglesey who blew his family fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles and putting on lavish plays only to die at the age of 29, this musical rises out of the ashes of the charred remains of his life.2015-05-06T19:45:00+01002015-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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How To Win Against History
Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)Enjoy a performance workshop.2015-05-06T17:20:00+01002015-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)
Young Associates: WorkshopYoung Associates: WorkshopA youth leadership team host performance workshops.2015-05-07T17:20:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Young Associates: Workshop
Das Spiel: Are You Part Of The Game'Das Spiel: Are You Part Of The Game'This is a psychological immersive theatre show, blurring the lines of performance and reality by illusionist and theatre-maker Philipp Oberlohr.2015-05-12T19:45:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Das Spiel: Are You Part Of The Game'
Learning How To Die - Luca Rutherford (Visiting Work)Learning How To Die - Luca Rutherford (Visiting Work)An ARC production by the writer Luca Rutherford about mortality and reactions to it.2015-05-20T19:45:00+01002015-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Learning How To Die - Luca Rutherford (Visiting Work)
O NoO NoA psychedelic drama that pays homage to the woman accused of destroying the Beatles showing us what we might yet have to learn about reckless optimism, high art and hippies.2015-05-20T19:30:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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O No
This Thing Called Artist Development: TalkThis Thing Called Artist Development: TalkTalks and discussions about artist development.2015-05-22T10:00:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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This Thing Called Artist Development: Talk
Riot ActRiot ActTheatre, music, live art, spoken word, documentation and discussion based around the Riot Grrrl movement.2015-05-25T10:30:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Riot Act
I, Myself And MeI, Myself And MeA contemporary drama that examines the pressures on single people to cohabit or marry and where this pressure comes from, albeit from society or from within.2015-05-27T19:45:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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I, Myself And Me
 

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Underground Stations

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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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    Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
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    Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  30% 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
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £104  27% off
    18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 12 minutes from Oval House
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    The Artworks Elephant
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Elephant Road, SE17 | 20 minutes from Oval House
    Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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    How To Win Against History
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 10th May 2015 - Various Times
    Oval House, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | Same location as Oval House
    Based on the tragic story of the fifth Marquis of Anglesey who blew his family fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles and putting on lavish plays ...More
     
     
     
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    The People's Election Debate
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 6th May 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
    Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
    The People's Election Debate will see five members of Debating London volunteer to represent a major party each and contest a panel debate with a difference....More
     
     
     
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    Book Group
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 14th May 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
    South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SW8 | 9 minutes from Oval House
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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
     
     
     
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    Newport Street Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Newport Street, SE11 | 14 minutes from Oval House
    Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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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
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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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 2.2 miles from Oval House
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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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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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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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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    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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    The Duchy Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
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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 > 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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Corsica Studios
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 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 > Business > Venue Hire
    Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
    Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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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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    Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)
    Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2015 

    Oval House

    Enjoy a performance workshop....More

    How To Win Against History
    Theatre | Until 10th May 2015 

    Oval House

    Based on the tragic story of the fifth Marquis of Anglesey who blew his family fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed ...More

    Arch 468: Cuddles
    Theatre | Until 16th May 2015 

    Oval House

    Eve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world ...More

    The People's Election Debate
    Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

    Tea House Theatre 9 minutes walk from Oval House

    The People's Election Debate will see five members of Debating London volunteer to represent a major party each and contest ...More

    Viviana Zarbo
    Concerts | Until 24th June 2015 

    Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

    Jazz from the 1920s to the 1960s from singer Zarbo, with accompaniment from pianist and composer Marco Marconi....More

    Nick Waplington & Alexander McQueen: Working Process
    Nick Waplington & Alexander McQueen: Working Process
    Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2015 

    Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

    Artist Nick Waplington's photographs, shown in a major exhibition at Tate Britain, capture the creative journey of Alexander McQueen's final ...More

     
    Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860
    Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860
    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

    First championed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 salted paper prints were one of the earliest forms ...More

     
    Sculpture Victorious
    Sculpture Victorious
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

    An exhibition devoted to the innovative sculpture of Queen Victoria's reign, Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain celebrates lavish work produced ...More

     
    Ken Cox: Poetry Machines
    Exhibitions | Until 5th June 2015 

    Chelsea College Of Art And Design 17 minutes walk from Oval House

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    Russell Page
    Russell Page
    Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2015 

    Garden Museum 17 minutes walk from Oval House

    The Garden Museum holds an exhibition on garden designer Russell Page (from March 2015), who brought a painter's eye for ...More

     
     
     
     
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