Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014

We are based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.

We serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London. Our teas have individual subtle flavours which would be overpowered by the instant, coarse, hit of coffee, so we do not sell it.

We make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all our teas can be bought by the ounce. Our meat comes from our local butcher and our fruit and vegetables from the local market gardens around us.

We are trying to be different. We will not hurry you. If you visit us on your lunch break, then have one, you will be more productive in the afternoon. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wifi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.

Tea & Cork Sensation
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

Tea & Cork Sensation

You will have a rare chance to purchase unique jewellery and bags of all kinds, hand-made in Portugal, from the bark of the cork oak tree.

These beautiful fashion accessories will be displayed all day and evening at the Tea House Theatre, courtesy of Watts Kork Ltd.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September

SLAM!
Sep
28
7:30 pm19:30

SLAM!

SLAM! For glamorous brains.

Lurking in the shadow of MI6,

The pop-up party for beginners at bridge

And professionals at partying...

£12 on the door, £40 for a table of 4 in advance

contact: slambridgelondon@gmail.com

Park and Lane On Air!
Oct
8
8:30 pm20:30

Park and Lane On Air!

Starring & Written by Daniel Graylyons, Simon M. James

£10 (per ticket)

Park and Lane are coming to the Tea House Theatre on Saturday 8th October due to popular demand (i.e. their accountant!)

Join the boys for a slice of their own unique brand of comedy mayhem. Are we ready for it???

Answers on a postcard please...

See Park and Lane reverse forward into the golden age of 40’s / 50's British radio…

An age when people left their front doors open… hoping you would steal their powdered egg, if they were lucky.

Selfie’s were something you did under the bedsheets at night, with the aid of a torch and a copy of Health & Beauty, praying your mum wouldn’t walk in on you, and TV was… bloody expensive, which meant radio was king and will be again!

So buckle up as Park and Lane bring radio comedy back kicking and screaming into the present day.

Words Away
Oct
17
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Creating Characters in Fiction"

Words Away aims to bring writers together in a creative environment to explore the writing process.

Through the Salons, Words Away offer a focused exploration on a particular topic with a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions in a friendly setting.

Be inspired. Develop and nurture your craft. Meet other writers.

Please join us, all welcome.

Tickets: £10, buy here

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here

Words Away
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Plot and Story"

Words Away aims to bring writers together in a creative environment to explore the writing process.

Through the Salons, Words Away offer a focused exploration on a particular topic with a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions in a friendly setting.

Be inspired. Develop and nurture your craft. Meet other writers.

Please join us, all welcome.

Tickets: £10, buy here

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here

Words Away
Dec
5
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Writing Historical Fiction"

Words Away aims to bring writers together in a creative environment to explore the writing process.

Through the Salons, Words Away offer a focused exploration on a particular topic with a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions in a friendly setting.

Be inspired. Develop and nurture your craft. Meet other writers.

Please join us, all welcome.

Tickets: £10, buy here

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here


Tea & Cork Sensation
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Tea & Cork Sensation

You will have a rare chance to purchase unique jewellery and bags of all kinds, hand-made in Portugal, from the bark of the cork oak tree.

These beautiful fashion accessories will be displayed all day and evening at the Tea House Theatre, courtesy of Watts Kork Ltd.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September

Tea & Cork Sensation
Sep
23
9:00 am09:00

Tea & Cork Sensation

You will have a rare chance to purchase unique jewellery and bags of all kinds, hand-made in Portugal, from the bark of the cork oak tree.

These beautiful fashion accessories will be displayed all day and evening at the Tea House Theatre, courtesy of Watts Kork Ltd.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September

Debating London
Sep
21
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join the Debating Society in a passionate discussion on whether international aid to countries with poor human rights records should be suspended.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Words Away
Sep
19
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Make Your Novel Shine"

Words Away aims to bring writers together in a creative environment to explore the writing process.

Through the Salons, Words Away offer a focused exploration on a particular topic with a chance to exchange ideas and ask questions in a friendly setting.

Be inspired. Develop and nurture your craft. Meet other writers.

Please join us, all welcome.

Tickets: £10, buy here

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here

Old Haunts - Don't Go Into the Cellar
Sep
14
8:00 pm20:00

Old Haunts - Don't Go Into the Cellar

Following the success of Warnings to the Curious, Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company presents Old Haunts: Ghostly Tales of Edwardian Menace by M.R. James. An original one-man show based on those vintage spine-tinglers, "Casting the Runes" and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad".  An atmospheric and unsettling adaptation of two timeless tales of terror!

The show is presented by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company, the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein!

A link to a review of Old Haunts is Here

Ticket £10

Call on 0207 027 4585/ 0207 820 0141

or Book Here

 

Fireside Reading of "An Iliad"
Sep
11
8:00 pm20:00

Fireside Reading of "An Iliad"

Tea House Theatre's fireside story-telling season returns for autumn 2016 with a reading of "An Iliad" by Allesandro Baricco. This volume tells a story of the Iliad from the points of view of various characters and especially written to be read aloud.

This reading is in conjunction with local artist Alphie Pritchard and his team who will be bringing a full scale production of "The Iliad" to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in 2017.

Join us by the fireside in the unique atmosphere of the Tea House Theatre for an epic evening with heroes from the age of bronze.

Tickets: £10

SE11 Sessions
Sep
10
7:30 pm19:30

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's regular offering of live jazz, soul & funk! Each month a guest vocalist features in a themed opening set, before an array of musicians combine for the jam.

Featuring the multi-talented Anoushka Lucas, September's session promises to be a cracker. A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress, Anoushka performs her own brand of witty, melodic jazz-pop at venues like the 606 Club, Ronnie Scott's & The Troubadour. She opened the 2013 Love Supreme Festival after winning its Discovery Competition, and this August was a "soulful Mary Magdalen" (The Guardian) in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Expect an opening set of soulful jazz-pop, with an eclectic, uplifting jam hot on its heels.

£5 entry

Free for musicians

House Band:

Anoushka Lucas (vocals)

Ruth Currie (saxophone)

Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)

Mark Rogers (bass)

Tamas Tezsary (drums)

Debating London
Sep
7
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join the Debating Society in a passionate discussion on whether people arrested for sex offences should have the right to remain anonymous until they are charged.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Loki Music - Classically Done
Sep
5
8:00 pm20:00

Loki Music - Classically Done

The League of Harmony perform "Airs for the Seasons" ,18th century music associated with flowers by Oswald; trios and sonatas by JC Bach, Paxton and Cervetto; dances by Playford

William Summers - Baroque Flute

Mike Parker - Pedal Harp

Rosemary Edwards - Baroque Cello

Tickets: £10 in advance - click here, £13 on the door, £5 children

SLAM!
Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

SLAM!

SLAM! For glamorous brains.

Lurking in the shadow of MI6,

The pop-up party for beginners at bridge

And professionals at partying...

£12 on the door, £40 for a table of 4 in advance

contact: slambridgelondon@gmail.com

Sports Day
Aug
28
1:00 pm13:00

Sports Day

We are back again for Sports Day, all the usual fun with the sack race, skipping race, egg and spoon, Welly-Wanging, British Bulldog and more. Bring your kids, grab a deckchair, listen to the daft commentary while we try and herd cars (cats, children - same difference). A nice end to the Summer Holidays.

 

 

An Evening of Vauxhall Songs
Aug
27
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening of Vauxhall Songs

Hot on the heels of the Promenade Ballroom on Friday comes a magical evening of songs made famous in the 18th Century Pleasure Gardens. An exceptional ensemble of Soprano, Violin, Flute, Harpsichord and Cello will be gathered for your entertainment and delight.

Tickets: £10

 

Debating London
Aug
17
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join the Debating Society in a passionate discussion on whether Uber and Airbnb should be made to follow the same rules as the companies they compete with.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Loki Music - Classically Done
Aug
8
8:00 pm20:00

Loki Music - Classically Done

Join us in the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere of the Tea House Theatre for a series of classical ensemble concert. Relax with a pot of tea or a glass of wine on a Monday evening. Perfect way to unwind and be entertained on the 1st Monday of the month.

This month, on 8th August we have a selection of 16th and 17th century music for solo lute and recorder with pieces from Byrd, Tallis, Baldwin and others.

William Summers - Recorder

Theresa Burton - Recorder

Richard MacKenzie - Lute, Recorder

Tickets: £10 in advance - click here, £13 on the door

SE11 SESSIONS: "BRAZILIAN"
Aug
6
8:30 pm20:30

SE11 SESSIONS: "BRAZILIAN"

Performing musicians:

Luna Cohen Fonseca Ramos (singer)

Christian Brewer (saxophone)

Mark Rogers (bass)

Eric Ford (drums)

Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)

Genres of music played throughout the night: jazz, Latin, soul, pop, funk.

Bar open until late.

£5 entry (free for musicians)

DEBATING LONDON
Aug
3
7:30 pm19:30

DEBATING LONDON

Join the Debating Society in a passionate discussion on whether the 2003 Iraq War has made the world a better place.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Debating London
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join the Debating Society in a passionate discussion on whether or not animals should be kept in zoos.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

SE11 SESSIONS: "Swing"
Jul
16
8:30 pm20:30

SE11 SESSIONS: "Swing"

Details of the night:

Alexandra Sawyer (vocal), Tamas Teszary (vibraphone), Ruth Currie (saxophone), Mark Rogers (bass), Cyro Zuzi (drums), Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar).

Styles of music played throughout the night: jazz, blues, funk, pop.

Start - 8.30pm.

Bar will be open until late.

£5 entry (free for musicians).

The Passion Cabaret
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Passion Cabaret

The Flight of the Queen of the Paris Cabaret

So we have the Queen of the Paris Cabaret on the run. A young artist looking for love. An English rose looking for stardom and a typical Frenchman abroad in London town brandishing his contract. How will we put it all together? Lay on.

French Cabaret and English Music Hall collide on our purpose-built stage, complete with red curtains!

Show starts at 8pm

Tickets £10 (buy here)

London Philosophy Club
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

London Philosophy Club

"Is Philosophy Still the Study of Everything?"

Once upon a time, philosophy was the study of everything - from music to politics to the origins of the universe. Over the centuries, the various sciences have grown and specialised. Different academic disciplines have evolved to pursue the questions that were first posed by people known as philosophers.


Andy Day, a writer and philosopher, will be talking about the way he thinks that in response to this process, philosophers (particularly in the English speaking countries) have retracted the scope of philosophy. They have presented it as a subject that has its own exclusive fields of enquiry: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind etc. Andy will lead a discussion on whether this is necessary or desirable. Is philosophy, at heart, the study of those purely philosophical topics or is it still the study of everything?

Doors open at 6pm

Bar open until late, drinks and snacks available

Tickets: £5 / person