Ovalhouse theatre photographed from the front of the building.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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Artistic director: Deborah Bestwick
General Manager: Wendy Dempsey


Theatre upstairs - seats 50
Theatre downstairs - seats 98


Box office: 020 7582 7680


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52-54 Kennington
London SE11 5SW

Council: Lambeth

Region: London

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Oval (Northern)
Vauxhall (Victoria)




Oval Station/ Kennington Church

Day no:
3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 159, 185, 436

Night no:
N109, N133, N136, N155

Access information


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Wheelchair access

Full flat ground floor access to Downstairs theatre, cafe, foyer and downstairs workshop spaces. Toilets are wheelchair accessible. Stairs only to Upstairs Theatre. Disabled drivers are welcome to use the staff car park. Escorts accompanying wheelchair users get free entrance.

Hearing assistance

Induction loop in both theatres.

Current shows

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Upcoming shows

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting

An invitation to pause. To listen. To rest. An audio-visual journey for the ill, infirm and sick. That is all of us, if not today, then maybe tomorrow. An ode to invisible disability and acts of bravery we don't see.

Previews from: Monday 29 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 February 2018

Medea Electronica

With the discovery of her husband's deceit and betrayal, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction. An all original mash up of contemporary Electronica and 80's inspired Progressive Rock.

Previews from: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 February 2018


Twelve years after arriving in the UK, with too many heartbreaks to count, one child, half a marathon, 5 drum lessons and a permanently overdrawn bank account, Patricia and Mercè are feeling the post-Brexit blues.

Previews from: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018

So Many Reasons

A story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman.

Previews from: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 March 2018

This Restless State

East Berlin, 1989. Rome, 2052. London, 2017. Combining intimate storytelling with evocative sound, this one-man show takes its audience across our continent's past, present and future with a story of family, nationhood, conflict and love.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 March 2018

Random Selfies

Performed on a digitally animated set, Random Selfies by award-winning playwright Mike Kenny brings to life the vivid imagination of ten-year-old Loretta; a lonely girl in a busy world.

Previews from: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 April 2018


Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who's referred to as a 'Coconut' (brown on the outside, white on the inside). When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy.

Previews from: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 28 April 2018

Princess Charming

Explores gender stereotypes for children aged 7-11 in a fun, questioning and celebratory way using a variety of acts and toys, skits and dressing-up.

Previews from: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 28 October 2018

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