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The 20th Century Theatre  

 
 
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291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2QA
 
 
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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.

 

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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  23% off
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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150 Bayswater Road, W2 | 11 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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129 Bayswater Road, W2 | 14 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2 | 17 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
62 Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 18 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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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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Music House For Children at St Johns
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their ... 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
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019
The 20th Century Theatre, London, W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Held since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival was originally a local affair for west London's homesick Caribbean community, this has evolved into Europe's biggest street party. ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th September 2019 - 7pm-9.30pm
The 20th Century Theatre, Powis Square, W11 | 5 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th August to 15th September 2019
The 20th Century Theatre, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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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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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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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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92 Kensington Park Road, W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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95 Portobello Road, 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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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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2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 | 9 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London 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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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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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186 Portobello Road, W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Taking lock-ins to the next level, Portobello Road Gin is launching the UK's first-ever gin hotel this December. A four-floor mecca for the discerning ... More
 
 
 
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6-8 All Saints Road, W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can ... 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, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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