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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 > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  25% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  26% 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 > Comedy  Dates: Friday 22nd December 2017 - 8.30pm
White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, SE11 | Same location as White Bear Theatre
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st December 2017 - 7pm-11pm
White Bear Theatre, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Breaking The Ice
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th to 23rd December 2017 - Various Times
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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Breaking The Ice
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2017 

Oval House 8 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

The story of a polar bear who befriends a husky....More

RVT Panto: Goosed
Theatre | Until 4th January 2018 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 10 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

Tim McArthur directs the Royal Vauxhall Tavern's latest ginned-up traditional panto, with Mother Goose taking centre stage. Mother's ramshackle bar ...More

Desert Dust At The Star Of Bethlehem
Theatre | On 13th December 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 12 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

Once Upon A Christmas Song
Theatre | On 13th December 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 12 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

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

This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since ...More

 
Vauxhall Winter Village
Vauxhall Winter Village
Foodie Events | Until 22nd December 2017 

6A South Lambeth Place 14 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

No need to slope off to the Alps, Vauxhall Winter Village has all the fun of an alpine ski village ...More

 
Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | 5th June 2018 - 16th September 2018 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and ...More

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it ...More

 
Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

In autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win ...More

 
David Titterington: Bach In Advent 8
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

St John's Smith Square 20 minutes walk from White Bear Theatre

The acclaimed organist performs Bach's Clavier-Ubung III 'German Organ Mass'....More

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Carols by Candlelight
Concerts | On 17th December 

Union Chapel

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas, Carols by Candlelight at Union Chapel presents an evening of traditional carols and readings in a beautiful candlelit setting. The Union Chapel singers and Boe Huntress present the evening, ...More

Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | From 5th June 

Tate Britain

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. A fascinating and ...More

Murillo: The Self Portraits
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Exhibitions | From 24th February 

National Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo ...More

 
Clementine's Christmas Special At Crazy Coqs
Comedy | From 19th December 

Crazy Coqs

Comedy, Musical....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

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Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

National Portrait Gallery

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
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Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
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Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
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Dance | From 29th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sixteen years after his first production, Kaash, talented choreographer and dancer Akram Khanis set for ...More

 
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The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
May in London 2018
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The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

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Hawker House

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