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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Underground Stations

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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
Car Parks

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

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Oval House
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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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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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 2 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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
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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 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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98 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 4 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Stannary Street, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 2 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE115SS | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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52-54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE11 | 8 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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