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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.

 

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GilgameshGilgamesh2017-10-19T19:00:00+01002017-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
White Bear Theatre, 138  Kennington Park Road      SE11 4DJ
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A Trilogy Of HorrorsA Trilogy Of Horrors2017-10-24T19:00:00+01002017-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
White Bear Theatre, 138  Kennington Park Road      SE11 4DJ
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Kennington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Oval Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
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Vauxhall Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  35% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  28% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  26% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 15 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes from White Bear Theatre
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 20 minutes from White Bear Theatre
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Oct 2017 - 7pm
White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, SE11 | Same location as White Bear Theatre
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West End Wendies Open Mic
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 11th May to 21st December 2017 - 7pm-11pm
White Bear Theatre, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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The Secret Keeper
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th to 23rd Oct 2017 - 7.30pm
White Bear Theatre, 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
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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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
 
 
 
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 16 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 18 minutes from White Bear Theatre
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Tandoori
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
313 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec provides some French flair in the heart of Kensington. Set inside a refurbished English pub, its a traditional bar and brasserie, that hosts ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 18 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 33 minutes from White Bear Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 2 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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 Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 17 minutes from White Bear Theatre
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 22 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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Royal Vauxhall Tavern 10 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Beaconsfield 11 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Theatre | Until 20th October 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 12 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th October 2017 

Corsica Studios 12 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

High-octane grime and hip hop in a back to back set from Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones, plus Amy Becker ...More

Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

Objects, photography and video and audio interviews examine the British arrival in Helmand province and how this led to escalated ...More

Out Of Office
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2017 

Morley Gallery 15 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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The Only Thing A Great Actress Needs Is A Great Play And The Desire To Succeed
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 17 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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A Day By The Sea
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 17 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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