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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.

 

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

Railway Stations

 
 
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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18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 20 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 18 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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313 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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316 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 18 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 33 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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
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33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 17 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 22 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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