The 20th Century Theatre

 
 
ADDRESS
291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2QA 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Theatre office open Weekdays 11:00 - 18:00 / Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
 

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The 20th Century TheatreSaved from being an obsolete eyesore, this impressive theatre is now a vibrant venue for art and photography exhibitions, private receptions, product and book launches, fashion shows, fashion sample sales and fairs. It's now a restored and liberated Grade II, listed landmark in trendy Notting Hill. It gets its name from its previous incarnation as a venue for amateur dramatics, employees of companies including Harrods, D. H. Evans and the BBC used to rehearse and perform here. But it wasn't just for the wannabes, Sir Laurence Olivier is among the notables who have graced the stage, making his professional debut here in 1925. The first ever production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome was also staged here in 1905. These days you're more likely to find models treading the boards with top designers like Christian Dior, Matthew Williamson and Alice Temperley opting to show their designs in this picturesque and historic hall.

 

LondonTown.com - The 20th Century Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Ladbroke Grove Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Queen's Park Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arthur Court NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Abbey Court Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  39% off
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Wrap yourself in Victorian elegance at this exclusive hotel. Located in peaceful residential street close to Notting Hill gate, the shops and nightlife of the West-end ... More
 
 
 
10 Pembridge Gardens
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £749  21% off
10 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Located in the desirable neighbourhood of Notting Hill, 10 Pembridge Gardens is close to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, London's West End and the famous Portobello ... More
 
 
 
Pembridge Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £33  24% off
52-57 Princes Square, W2 | 9 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest The 20th Century Theatre

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Louise T Blouin Institute
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
The Louis T Blouin Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profits in the art world, focuses on exploring the interplay between art and neuroscience. Most famous for ... More
 
 
 
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Art Work Space: The Hempel Hotel
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2 | 17 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Art Work Space is an independent art gallery on the lower ground floor of The Hempel hotel, showcasing emerging artists working in a variety of media ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 26 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ... More
 
 
 
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Notting Hill
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
In the South-West of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea lies Notting Hill, one of the most attractive parts of London and home to the famous ... More
 
 
 
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Portobello Road Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday. Running from ... More
 
 
 
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North Kensington Library
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th and 29th to 31st Dec 2014 - Various Times
North Kensington Library, 98 Ladbroke Grove, W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Library located in Notting Hill, London....More
 
 
 
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Birdman (Over 18s)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Thursday 1st January 2015 at 1.30pm, 4pm, 6.45pm and 9.30pm
Odeon Whiteleys - The Lounge, Whiteleys Of Bayswater, Queensway, Bayswater, W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Riggan Thomson rose to fame playing a superhero called Birdman in three blockbuster films in the 1990s. Twenty years later, his career is stagnant and he ...More
 
 
 
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Exodus: Gods And Kings 3D (Over 18s)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 27th Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Odeon Whiteleys - The Lounge, Whiteleys Of Bayswater, Queensway, Bayswater, W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
When King Seti I passes away, his son Prince Ramses ascends the throne and rules 1300 BC Egypt with an iron fist. Soon after, Ramses learns ...More
 
 
 
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The Electric Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Lush leather armchairs, beds on the front row, comfy footstools, wine coolers and small tables storing snacks and drinks make this small, independent cinema one of ... More
 
 
 
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Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ... More
 
 
 
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The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ... More
 
 
 
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Paul Smith
London > Shopping > Clothing
Westbourne House, 122 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
Paul Smith is the indisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
Fans of the Hummingbird Bakery really fall in love with the place, waxing lyrical about the sweet cupcakes which are cooked to American tastes with thick ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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Negozio Classica
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
283 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | Same location as The 20th Century Theatre
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Notting Hill Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
92 Kensington Park Road, W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
Notting Hill Kitchen opens on 1st July 2013.Blending modern Portuguese and Spanish cuisine, award-wining Portuguese chef Luis Baena focuses on the Atlantic facing regions of these ... More
 
 
 
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Portobello Gold
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
96 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
Portobello Gold is a Notting Hill institution, a chic boutique hotel with a restaurant and a busy internet coffee house on the ground floor. Locals were ... More
 
 
 
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 21 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 30 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
This spacious Westbourne Grove branch of beauty emporium Space NK is one of only two London stores to offer treatments at the luxurious Spa.NK. The shop, ... More
 
 
 
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Float
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
As Londoners struggle to relax in this bustling behemoth of a city, people seem to keep on finding new, bizarre ways to chill out. Float offers ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
A Vogue shoot with hot model Daisy Lowe just goes to show the height of hip that All Star Lanes has reached. This fun bowling alley ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
One of Young's more stylish bars, the Duke of Wellington is a decent traditional pub on Portobello Road. On Saturdays when Portobello Market is on, the ... More
 
 
 
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The Elgin
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Ladbroke Grove, W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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The Elgin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
96 Ladbrooke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 9 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... More
 
 
 
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 10 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute
London > Business > Venue Hire
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Debenham House
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W14 | 16 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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North Kensington Library
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

North Kensington Library 6 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Library located in Notting Hill, London....More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 17 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 17 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Westfield London Ice Rink
Westfield London Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2015 

Westfield London - Shepherd's Bush 17 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Westfield London is once again home to a 30x15 metre ice rink in its airy atrium bringing a welcome dose ...More

 
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2015 

Westfield London - Shepherd's Bush 17 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Rita Ora is to switch-on the Christmas lights at Westfield London on Monday 3rd November from 6pm, ...More

 
Visitors
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Bush Theatre 21 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Up In Arms Theatre Company presents Linda Bassett and Robin Soans in Barney Norris's drama about a Wiltshire farming family ...More

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 1.36 miles from The 20th Century Theatre

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

India's Disappearing Railways: A Photographic Journey
Exhibitions | Until 9th January 2015 

Royal Geographical Society 1.46 miles from The 20th Century Theatre

Photographs of the country's changing relationship with the railway system, featuring contributions from the late Australian photojournalist and travel writer ...More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 29th December 2014 

Natural History Museum 1.63 miles from The 20th Century Theatre

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

Natural History Museum 1.63 miles from The 20th Century Theatre

Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. ...More

 
 

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The Pulitzer prize-winning comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, played by James Dreyfus, and his friendship with an invisible rabbit named ...More

 
London Children's Book Swap
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Kids Events | On 14th February 2015 

Discover Children's Story Centre

If you've read the same bedtime story one too many times visit the London Children's Book Swap this Saturday and ...More

 
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
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ExCel London Exhibition Centre

The world's longest indoor zip wire, a StreetVelodrome and an indoor whale watching boat trip are at ExCel London from ...More

 
The World Goes Pop
Exhibitions | 17th September 2015 - 24th January 2016 

Tate Modern

More than 200 works will be brought together at Tate Modern for The World Goes Pop, a groundbreaking exhibition that ...More

Radicals and Victuallers
Radicals and Victuallers
Opened 14th November 2014 

Serving up an unusual selection of burgers - filled with fried egg and peanut butter, or Nik Naks and pastrami ...More

 
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Opened 28th November 2014 

Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in ...More

 
Bocconcino Pizzeria
Bocconcino Pizzeria
Opened 1st December 2014 

Authentic wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes are the order of the day at Bocconcino Pizzeria, a high-end pizza ...More

 
 
 
 
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