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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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Kennington Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Oval Tube Station
8 minutes walk
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Vauxhall Railway Station
15 minutes walk
Car Parks

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Elephant and Castle NCP
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Library Street NCP
18 minutes walk

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18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 49 39% 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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Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 15 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Southwark Playhouse
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77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 18 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 12 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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The Workshop
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44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Gasworks
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155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Vauxhall City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 11 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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, Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, charcuterie ... More
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Kennington Tandoori
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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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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
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140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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
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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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 30 minutes from White Bear Theatre
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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
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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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The LightBox
London > Nightlife >
6a South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8 | 13 minutes from White Bear Theatre
A visual feast, Lightbox is three room club in Vauxhall which takes its name from the LED walls and ceiling that cover the club's main room. ... 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
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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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