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 Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)Enjoy a performance workshop.4th March 2015Wednesday 29th April 2015 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.5th March 2015Thursday 30th April 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Young Associates: Workshop
If the Lights Are Too BrightIf the Lights Are Too BrightAlex Rand's drama set against the backdrop of the recent Hong Kong protests and a chance encounter between two strangers abroad.11th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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If the Lights Are Too Bright
Death For Beginners: WorkshopDeath For Beginners: WorkshopGain new skills and explore performance.14th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Death For Beginners: Workshop
All The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever SayAll The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever SayContemporary drama based around one couple and a missed chance. Around them the world falls from the sky and this turns out to be a much needed catalyst for them to finally grasp some meaning from life.17th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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All The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say
Who Decides': TaY Youth Drama GroupWho Decides': TaY Youth Drama GroupPerformers aged 13-18 express the political views of young people.20th March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Who Decides': TaY Youth Drama Group
Truth About Youth Live Night!Truth About Youth Live Night!Performance, music and poetry that examines what young people today really think about the upcoming general election.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Truth About Youth Live Night!
Our Carnal HeartsOur Carnal HeartsA work-in-progress celebrating envy presented by Rachel Mars.25th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
Category: event
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Our Carnal Hearts
Break YourselfBreak YourselfA contemporary drama that asks what it means to be yourself. It follows Ira, a performer but not a character in an experiment in constructing personas and alternative identities.1st April 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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Break Yourself
CatalinaCatalinaUntold presents a play featuring four actors playing historical characters you'll recognise (and some that you won't) using different languages, music, physical theatre and humour.1st April 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Oval House, 54  Kennington Oval  Kennington    SE11 5SW
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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

Near Oval House
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £61  34% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  39% 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 Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  31% 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
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
Today Only
Sub Terrania 0055
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 28th February 2015 - 5pm-12midnight
Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
House and techno courtesy of resident and guest DJs....More
 
 
 
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Cutting Edge Present Sonny Fodera
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 28th February 2015 - 9pm-6am
The LightBox, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
House music from Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Grant Nelson, The Mistaa, Jack Dee & Jake Walpole, DJ Cali, AS I AM, Deeper Purpose, Ania Iwinska, Teekay, ...More
 
 
 
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Book Group
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th February, 12th March and 26th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SW8 | 9 minutes from Oval House
A lively discussion group....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Oval House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oval House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near Oval House

The best shops and markets near Oval House
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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?
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Canton Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
177 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
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Nightlife near Oval House

Oval House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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Duckie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th November 2015 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

Resident DJs Readers Wifes spin pop and indie, hosted by Amy Lame....More

Sub Terrania 0055
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 2015 

Fire 8 minutes walk from Oval House

House and techno courtesy of resident and guest DJs....More

Cutting Edge Present Sonny Fodera
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 2015 

The LightBox 8 minutes walk from Oval House

House music from Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Grant Nelson, The Mistaa, Jack Dee & Jake Walpole, DJ Cali, AS I ...More

Live Music
Concerts | On 28th February 2015 

The Cavendish Arms 13 minutes walk from Oval House

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Cafe Django Hot Harmonica Swing Band
Concerts | Until 17th April 2015 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

A performance by the band that is dedicated to the unique spirit of Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot ...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

 
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

 
BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Queen guitarist and astronomer Brian May unveils his collection of 3D images for Poor Man's Picture Gallery: Victorian Art and ...More

Art In Focus: David Hockney's Mr And Mrs Clark And Percy: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

Join a Tate Guide talk on an artwork from the Tate collection....More

Jungle Splash
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 2015 

Jamm 16 minutes walk from Oval House

DJ Pied Piper, DJ Brockie, Kenny Ken and Digital Niyabighi spin jungle and garage....More

 
 
 
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