White Bear Theatre  

 
 
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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

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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 > Entertainment > Theatres
54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 8 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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146-148 Newington Butts, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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1a Kempsford Road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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40 Cardigan Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 5 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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City & Guilds of London Art School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
124 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | Same location as White Bear Theatre
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Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 2 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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Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 25 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 3 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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98 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 4 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE115SS | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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