White Bear Theatre

 
 
ADDRESS
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 4DJ 
 
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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 one roof. While the pub is a genuine local, complete with TV screens and no frills food, the regulars happily co-exist with the theatre-going visitors traipsing upstairs. Since 1988 the White Bear Theatre has been bringing people to the small room above this South London boozer. It has received numerous awards including Time Out Best Fringe Venue, Peter Brook Empty Space Award for Best Up and Coming Venue, and the Carling London Fringe Awards for Best Actor and Best Production. Some of their highly regarded theatrical shows have transferred to the West End. Precisely because of its small scale - it has around 40 seats - the audience get to experience the drama all the more intensely. During a particularly energetic battle scene, for example, you?ll be close enough to can see every bead of sweat. As you would expect, the productions vary wildly in quality, but prices are reasonable, and when it's good, the sheer intimacy means that it's very good indeed.

 

Opening and closing times for White Bear Theatre

Today (Wednesday) White Bear Theatre closes at 23.00

Monday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - White Bear Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Kennington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Oval Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 20 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 20 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Leake Street, SE1 | 21 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, SE11 | Same location as White Bear Theatre
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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Oval House, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | 8 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Attractions > Museums
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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316 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 22 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Greengrassi 6 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Gasworks 7 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Kids Events | On 17th September 2014 

Oval House 8 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Sporting Events | Until 29th October 2014 

Oval House 8 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Beaconsfield 11 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Concerts | On 17th September 2014 

The Gladstone 22 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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1901 Arts Club 23 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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