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  32% 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 £67  39% 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 £49  32% 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
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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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London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 17th Jul 2014 - Various Times
Odeon Whiteleys - The Lounge, Whiteleys Of Bayswater, Queensway, Bayswater, W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Chef (Over 18s)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 17th Jul 2014 - Various Times
Odeon Whiteleys - The Lounge, Whiteleys Of Bayswater, Queensway, Bayswater, W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
When prestigious food critic and blogger Ramsey Michel makes a reservation at his restaurant, cook Carl Casper plans a daring new menu but the owner Riva ...More
 
 
 
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Odeon Whiteleys - The Lounge, Whiteleys Of Bayswater, Queensway, Bayswater, W2 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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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
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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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Hummingbird Bakery
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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
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Portobello Gold
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
96 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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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
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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
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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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
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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
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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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Swing Dancing Classes
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St John's Church Notting Hill 4 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

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Concerts | Until 9th August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 17 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

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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

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Joe Bor: A Room With A Jew - Edinburgh Preview
Comedy | On 14th July 2014 

Canal Cafe Theatre 19 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Observational character comedy and anecdotes from the award-winning stand-up and TV warm-up man....More

Minor Delays
Comedy | On 14th July 2014 

Canal Cafe Theatre 19 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

A slick hour of sulky sketches from brand new comedic dream-team, including presidents of last year's Cambridge Footlights and Leeds ...More

Comedy Knights
Comedy | On 14th July 2014 

Archangel 20 minutes walk from The 20th Century Theatre

Surreal and inventive humour from Joey Page, as seen on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Also ...More

 
 
 
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