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


No email contact addresses available.


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


If you need assistance in moving round the theatre, please ask at the box office.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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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 comedic live art performance fuelled by rhythmic poetry. A show about getting to grips with our family relationships and therefore our identities.

Previews from: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 7 October 2017

The Secret Keeper

The Good Daughter wants to make her father happy. He whispers his secret and a great weight lifts from his shoulders. Feeling jubilated, he invites the whole town to confide in his miraculous daughter. Soon everyone is flocking to The Secret Keeper.

Previews from: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 21 October 2017

Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught!

Invites the audience to help the forgetful Dr. Zeiffal catch the crafty Hippo with her patented Hippo Instruments: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Goggles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging.

Previews from: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017


A show about identity, blending spoken-word with live vocal looping. Join Koko as she considers the concept of mixed-race privilege, tries to connect clashing cultures and explores what it means to be mixed in contemporary Britain.

Previews from: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 25 November 2017

The Sex Worker's Opera

Whether you want to save them, judge them, lust for them or empathise, come down for a night of opera to hip-hopera, contemporary dance to pole dance, where Sex Workers take back the stage to tell their own stories in their own words.

Previews from: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 2 December 2017

Breaking the Ice

Join an Arctic adventure based on the incredible true story of a wild polar bear who made friends with a husky. Follow a story of unlikely friendship and be part of Team Polar Bear or Team Husky as the animals learn to play together.

Previews from: Wednesday 13 December 2017
Closes: Saturday 23 December 2017

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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