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.

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose

The Internationally renowned Tea House Theatre Christmas Show returns home 14th – 16th December.  Fresh from a tour of Las Vegas, Paris, Manchester Arena and repeated visits to London. This magnificent, magical, musical satirises the millennial generation and their Christmas hating nonsense.  We will trigger their feelings, ignore their howls and bathe in their tears.  

 

With Father Christmas under threat of destruction by corporatist forces, hell bent on creating a truly secular Winterville, destroying his reputation and turning Christmas Eve into a day of super profits, the magic of Christmas is truly under threat.  What is a jolly, friendly old man to do?

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret has the booking of her life.  A huge concert at the North Pole to entertain Father Christmas and his elves.  Why does she always end up in the middle of so much trouble? Can she not just put on her show?  Can she save Christmas for everyone?

 

Satire, songs and stuffing abound.  All your favourite Christmas songs, raucous belly laughs and a sumptuous, four course, Christmas dinner in the delightful surroundings of the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall.  What more could you possibly want for Christmas?

 

Christmas Dinner Theatre. Sit and enjoy your Turkey, while our fantastic cast give it some gravy.

 

Aperatif

You will be treated to a glass of mulled wine on arrival, Roasted Chestnuts and crackers on the table

 

Starters

Classic prawn cocktail with iceberg lettuce and Marie Rose sauce

or

Roast chestnut & black pepper soup

Mains

Free-range roast turkey served with goose fat roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, roast carrots, roast parsnips, sage & onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and traditional gravy

or

Nut roast and wild mushroom gravy served with all the trimmings

Puddings

Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy butter, lit at your table

and mince pies to share

 

Tickets available here or through our box office on 020 7207 4585

 

Dinner and a Show £40

Show Only £20

Book the tickets here

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The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose

The Internationally renowned Tea House Theatre Christmas Show returns home 14th – 16th December.  Fresh from a tour of Las Vegas, Paris, Manchester Arena and repeated visits to London. This magnificent, magical, musical satirises the millennial generation and their Christmas hating nonsense.  We will trigger their feelings, ignore their howls and bathe in their tears.  

 

With Father Christmas under threat of destruction by corporatist forces, hell bent on creating a truly secular Winterville, destroying his reputation and turning Christmas Eve into a day of super profits, the magic of Christmas is truly under threat.  What is a jolly, friendly old man to do?

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret has the booking of her life.  A huge concert at the North Pole to entertain Father Christmas and his elves.  Why does she always end up in the middle of so much trouble? Can she not just put on her show?  Can she save Christmas for everyone?

 

Satire, songs and stuffing abound.  All your favourite Christmas songs, raucous belly laughs and a sumptuous, four course, Christmas dinner in the delightful surroundings of the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall.  What more could you possibly want for Christmas?

 

Christmas Dinner Theatre. Sit and enjoy your Turkey, while our fantastic cast give it some gravy.

 

Aperatif

You will be treated to a glass of mulled wine on arrival, Roasted Chestnuts and crackers on the table

 

Starters

Classic prawn cocktail with iceberg lettuce and Marie Rose sauce

or

Roast chestnut & black pepper soup

Mains

Free-range roast turkey served with goose fat roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, roast carrots, roast parsnips, sage & onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and traditional gravy

or

Nut roast and wild mushroom gravy served with all the trimmings

Puddings

Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy butter, lit at your table

and mince pies to share

 

Tickets available here or through our box office on 020 7207 4585

 

Dinner and a Show £40

Show Only £20

Book the tickets here

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The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Christmas & Stuffs the Millennial Goose

The Internationally renowned Tea House Theatre Christmas Show returns home 14th – 16th December.  Fresh from a tour of Las Vegas, Paris, Manchester Arena and repeated visits to London. This magnificent, magical, musical satirises the millennial generation and their Christmas hating nonsense.  We will trigger their feelings, ignore their howls and bathe in their tears.  

 

With Father Christmas under threat of destruction by corporatist forces, hell bent on creating a truly secular Winterville, destroying his reputation and turning Christmas Eve into a day of super profits, the magic of Christmas is truly under threat.  What is a jolly, friendly old man to do?

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret has the booking of her life.  A huge concert at the North Pole to entertain Father Christmas and his elves.  Why does she always end up in the middle of so much trouble? Can she not just put on her show?  Can she save Christmas for everyone?

 

Satire, songs and stuffing abound.  All your favourite Christmas songs, raucous belly laughs and a sumptuous, four course, Christmas dinner in the delightful surroundings of the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall.  What more could you possibly want for Christmas?

 

Christmas Dinner Theatre. Sit and enjoy your Turkey, while our fantastic cast give it some gravy.

 

Aperatif

You will be treated to a glass of mulled wine on arrival, Roasted Chestnuts and crackers on the table

 

Starters

Classic prawn cocktail with iceberg lettuce and Marie Rose sauce

or

Roast chestnut & black pepper soup

Mains

Free-range roast turkey served with goose fat roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, roast carrots, roast parsnips, sage & onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and traditional gravy

or

Nut roast and wild mushroom gravy served with all the trimmings

Puddings

Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy butter, lit at your table

and mince pies to share

 

Tickets available here or through our box office on 020 7207 4585

 

Dinner and a Show £40

Show Only £20

Book the tickets here

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Words Away
Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

How Writers and Agents Work Together
Guest Agent: Jo Unwin

Ever wonder what literary agents do and don’t do for writers? Do you have questions about the the road to publication and beyond? Join us for an evening in the company of super agent Jo Unwin, as we explore the agent/author relationship. Jo represents authors of literary fiction, commercial women’s fiction, Young Adult fiction, children’s fiction, comic writing and narrative non-fiction. Her authors have won or been been nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Bearing in mind that every agent/writer relationship is unique, by the end of this evening you should take away a clearer understanding of how to approach an agent, what to expect and how you might work together.

Purchase tickets here

£12 on the door

Bar open till late
 

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The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays the great sleuth in The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes. The show  features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. It also includes autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved.

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXqjBUkA7U

http://www.remotegoat.com/uk/review/12761/do-go-into-the-cellar/

Thursday, January 18, 2018
8:00pm -  11:00pm

Tickets £10

Call on 0207 207 4585/ 0207 820 0141

Or book your tickets here.

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Di and Viv and Rose
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Di and Viv and Rose

"Handmade Theatre’s debut production is a revival of Amelia Bullmore’s critically acclaimed play, ‘Di and Viv and Rose.’ A story of three women’s friendship, it deals with themes of loss, feminism, sexuality and courage.

Founded by Allegra Marland and Georgie Oulton, who have been best friends since the age of 8, Handmade Theatre is a company which aims to tells stories with women at the fore-front.

 Rose Willoughby – Georgie Oulton

Viv Platt – Allegra Marland

Di Chapman – Louisa Harland"

Tickets £6

Available on the door or

Bar open till late

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Di and Viv and Rose
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Di and Viv and Rose

"Handmade Theatre’s debut production is a revival of Amelia Bullmore’s critically acclaimed play, ‘Di and Viv and Rose.’ A story of three women’s friendship, it deals with themes of loss, feminism, sexuality and courage.

 Founded by Allegra Marland and Georgie Oulton, who have been best friends since the age of 8, Handmade Theatre is a company which aims to tells stories with women at the fore-front.

 Rose Willoughby – Georgie Oulton

Viv Platt – Allegra Marland

Di Chapman – Louisa Harland"

Tickets £6

Available on the door or

Bar open till late

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Di and Viv and Rose
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Di and Viv and Rose

"Handmade Theatre’s debut production is a revival of Amelia Bullmore’s critically acclaimed play, ‘Di and Viv and Rose.’ A story of three women’s friendship, it deals with themes of loss, feminism, sexuality and courage.

 Founded by Allegra Marland and Georgie Oulton, who have been best friends since the age of 8, Handmade Theatre is a company which aims to tells stories with women at the fore-front.

 Rose Willoughby – Georgie Oulton

Viv Platt – Allegra Marland

Di Chapman – Louisa Harland"

Tickets £6

Available on the door or

Bar open till late

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Words Away
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Writing Literary Thrillers and Creating Compulsive Plots
Guest author: Louise Doughty

Are you writing a novel and struggling with plot? Our guest tonight, Louise Doughty, is the author of eight novels and her seventh was the number one best seller, Apple Tree Yard, which has been translated into thirty languages and sold half a million copies in the UK alone. A BBC One adaptation was shown on television last year with Emily Watson in the lead role. Her fiction inhabits a category of its own, somewhere between literary fiction and thriller. This salon should appeal to not only those writing suspense stories but anyone looking for new ideas or fascinated by the process of constructing spellbinding plots.

Purchase tickets here

£12 on the door

Bar open till late

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Whitechapel Freaks
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Whitechapel Freaks

The year is 1888, and London is in terror at the murder spree being committed by Saucy Jack! Why not seek respite from the horrors of Whitechapel by spending the evening inside Tabram's Music Hall? Fairy Fay guarantees a ripping time will be shared by one and all... A macabre cabaret of Victorian songs, weird skits and disturbing vignettes wherein you will meet a miscellany of suspects in unfamiliar guises. But which one is the Ripper?

Jonathan Goodwin and Fiona Johnston star in a show written by Jonathan Goodwin, with original music by Gary Archer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00pm -  11:00pm

Tickets £10

Call on 0207 207 4585/ 0207 820 0141

Or book your tickets here.

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Words Away
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Process and Practice: Exploring Poetry and Prose

Guest writer: Blake Morrison

There are an infinite number of ways to tell a story. Exploring genre and form can open up your writing practice and lead to new possibilities. Join us in conversation with the writer Blake Morrison, whose many books include two best selling memoirs And When Did You Last See Your Father? (made into a film starring Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth) and Things My Mother Never Told Me, as well as novels, poetry collections, operas, play adaptions and more. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and has been Professor of creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College since 2003.

Tickets £10 here or £12 on the door

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Wilde at Heart
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Wilde at Heart

de Musset & Co present

Wilde at Heart by Patrick Marley

Entry: £10 Call the House on 02072074585 for Tickets

or (with an extra charge) book here

A dramatic look at the life, loves and above all at the works of one of the most celebrated literary figures of the 19th century; a man who, in the words of W. B. Yeats, was ‘the half-finished sketch of a great man,’ destroyed by personal flaw and by a hypocritical society in one of its periodic fits of public morality.

The story of Wilde’s life is more dramatic than anything he could possibly have written -
“I thought Life was going to be a brilliant comedy. I found it to be a revolting and repellent tragedy.”


“...A delightful evening, - beautifully compiled and thrillingly performed”
Derek Jacobi

“This is the best show I have ever seen about Oscar Wilde”
Fenella Fielding

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A Pandemonium of Poe
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

A Pandemonium of Poe

Victorian Theatre with Bite, Don't Go Into The Cellar present:

A Pandemonium of Poe

Coming up next year

The Theatre Company present: a theatrical anthology of Poe's finest, fear-filled fiction.

Be led by the sinister Dr Trevellyan into the deepest recesses of the human psyche. Along the way you will encounter such stark terror as may shatter the senses! But will you emerge from the shadows alive...?

Jonathan Goodwin and Philip Jennings star in a show scripted by Jonathan Goodwin and directed by Gary Archer.

For Tickets Click Here or call the House on 02072074585

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Words Away
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

The Agony and The Ecstasy: Writing Sex In Fiction

Guest writer: Michèle Roberts

Is there an art to writing a convincing sex scene in fiction? Getting down and dirty on the page can be as agonising for the writer as it is for the reader. It’s a serious business - or is it? Our guest this evening, the award winning Michèle Roberts, has published fourteen novels, also short stories, poetry, essays and a memoir.  Her novel Daughters of the House was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H.Smith Literary Award. Her most recent novel is The Walworth Beauty. Whether your approach to writing about sex is playful, sensory, filthy or funny or even downright awkward; you should come away from this evening’s salon with inspiration.

Tickets £10 here or £12 on the door

Bar open till late

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SE11 Sessions
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk! Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

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'Motown & Soul'

Featuring the soulful vocals of Jana Vargová, December's opening set is dedicated to some classic Motown hits by the likes of Mary Wells, The Supremes & Marvin Gaye.

Jana grew up in a musical family in her hometown of Bratislava (Slovakia). Surrounded by classical music, jazz, fusion, folk rock and pop, she started singing at a very young age and later took up piano and flute. She continued her studies in Slovakia, Austria and France and started writing her own music. After moving to London in 2014 she formed a folk/pop/rock band under the stage name ‘’Lanterns’’. Her melodic rock influenced songs draw you into a world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and searching for home and fascination with the unknown.

To find out more about Lanterns, check out these links:

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuydgE2KkAIPgHj3UqkA3g?spfreload=5

SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/lanters

Website:
http://lanterns.band/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/lanternz/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnSax3dm6OI
https://twitter.com/lanternsband
https://www.instagram.com/lanternsmusic_/

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Jana Vargová & house band: 8pm
Jam session: c9:30pm
£5 entry
FREE for musicians

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Words Away
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Words Away

Poetry for Prose Writers

Guest: Maura Dooley

“Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don’t often use enough. Poetry keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your tongue, your hand. And, above all, poetry is compacted metaphor or simile.” Ray Bradbury: Zen in the Art of Writing

 

Join us alongside the award winning poet, Maura Dooley, as we discuss how thinking like a poet helps prose-writers to “flex muscles you don't use enough”. Maura is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Reader in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. You should come away from tonight’s salon with a clearer idea of the possibilities, and some creative suggestions to enrich your practice and nourish your prose.

Please join us, all welcome.

Buy tickets here

Tickets: £10

Or £12 on the door

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The Best of William McGonagall
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Best of William McGonagall

Tea House Theatre welcomes another performance by Alain English.

The Best of William McGonagall

 Alain English, founder of Paper Tiger Poetry and Tea House Artiste-In-Residence, returns with a new show featuring the life and work of 'The World's Worst Poet', William McGonagall.  Featuring 'classics' such as 'The Tay Bride Disaster' plus musings on Shakespeare, Burns and Queen Victoria, this will an delightful, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining evening!

Ticket £5

Door opens at 8pm

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Secret Innuendos
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Secret Innuendos

Random Acts Theatre Company returns with Sectret Innuendos.

Welcome to The Tea House, where people come and people go and some may stay for longer. People you may want to remember and people you might not be able to forget.

Unfortunately. So, will a chance meeting with a stranger over a boiled egg and toasted soldiers lead to a fairy tale ending or a date with disaster?

18+ only

Tickets £10 available on the door or

Bar open till late!

 

 

 

8pm start

Bar open till late

Please click here for more information

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Words Away
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Words Away

Short or Long? Form in Fiction

Guest writer: Tessa Hadley

Do you ever start writing a short story and find it wants to become a novel? Have you ever worried that your brilliant new idea isn’t big enough to sustain a novel? Join us as we explore the possibilities of form in fiction. Our guest author, Tessa Hadley, is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and an award winning novelist and short story writer. She publishes short stories regularly in The New Yorker, reviews for The Guardian and the London Review of Books. This salon should appeal to writers who want to expand their thinking about form and length, and how to work out what a new project needs to be.

Please join us, all welcome.

Buy tickets here

Tickets: £10

Or £12 on the door

Visit the Facebook page

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The Great Debaters Club
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London returns next week and in keeping with the dominant news story of the last couple of weeks, the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the film industry, the motion for the debate reads:

'This House Believes lad culture is rape culture'

As usual, we will assemble a panel of trained debaters and assign them a position on the motion to defend regardless of their own personal opinion, which we will learn at the end of the debate.

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Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett's Revenge!
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett's Revenge!

Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett's Revenge!

There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd's partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era's penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for the young at heart. Go on - have a close shave with Mrs Lovett... She'd love to have you for dinner...

Amy Bullock stars in a show that's written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
8:00pm -  11:00pm

Tickets £10

Call on 0207 207 4585/ 0207 820 0141

Or book your tickets here.

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Hallowing Hauntings
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Hallowing Hauntings

Random Acts Theatre Company presents

Hallowing Haunting at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Welcome to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, where strangers come and
strangers go and even stranger things are sometimes
seen...
           heard...
                        felt...
                                  and SCREAMED at!!!!
Random Acts invite you to join them in a celebration of the strange goings on around the
vintage Vauxhall Tea House. Be a part of an interactive, promenade experience, where
anything can happen and actually probably will on the eve of Halloween!
“Random Acts create improvisational theatre of a calibre so high that it is almost shocking
to witness…” The Stage

18+ only

Tickets £10

Book here

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The Great Debaters Club
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Great Debaters Club

"This House Would Recognise an Independent Catalonia"

Catalonia is an autonomous region of Spain led by a regional government that thinks it should be independent from the rest of the country. On 1st October, it held a referendum - declared illegal by the Spanish government and the country's Constitutional Court - on whether to declare independence.

So how should Britain respond to an 'independent Catalonia'?

You decide.

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Words Away
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Writing fiction using real characters with guest Jill Dawson"

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

Or £12 on the door

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here

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Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups

Welcome to the School of Life where many a member of staff has plenty to say about their working day and even more to say about each other! Be prepared to witness the ups and downs, tears and tantrums, heartbreak and bagels on this first day back from the summer break....and who exactly was it that forgot to feed the hamster over the holidays? All will be revealed.......

Immerse yourself in this spontaneous and interactive experience and be prepared for lots of audience participation!

The award winning Random Acts are delighted to bring their latest creation, 'Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups' to the Tea House after selling out once again in this years Brighton FringeFestival.

The company have been playmates together since 1998 specialising in site specific work. Every piece of theatre is devised lovingly, created spontaneously and involves plenty of help from the audiences that come to watch!

Suitable for 18+ years

Click Here for Tickets in advance, also available on the door £10, or call the house 02072074585

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The Great Debaters Club
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Great Debaters Club

Every first and third Wednesday of the month.

 

The Great Debaters Club presents:

Soapbox Night

The topics include:

• Should Uber get it's license back?

• Is Jacob Rees-Mogg right about abortion?

• Should we be worried about Germany's election result?

 

 

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SE11 SESSIONS
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

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.

'Sounds of the 70s'

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk! Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

The 1970s offered something for everyone - an ambiguous, fragmented decade of excess & shortages, hedonism & melancholy, austerity & decadence. And bubbling beneath it all a pop music revolution, the reverberations of which are still felt today. To open September's session we shine a light on a few of the great '70s revolutionaries, with a set featuring the brilliant Jana Vargová.

Jana grew up in a musical family in her hometown of Bratislava (Slovakia). Surrounded by classical music, jazz, fusion, folk rock and pop, she started singing at a very young age and later took up piano and flute. She continued her studies in Slovakia, Austria and France and started writing her own music. After moving to London in 2014 she formed a folk/pop/rock band under the stage name ‘’Lanterns’’. Her melodic rock influenced songs draw you into a world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and searching for home and fascination with the unknown. Her profound love of folk rock sprouts from the '70s era, and is the inspiration behind her opening set for SE11 Sessions.

Visit us here

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A Fireside Reading of "The Arabian Nights"
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

A Fireside Reading of "The Arabian Nights"

The Holdfast Theatre Company Fireside Readings return to the Tea House Theatre this Autumn.

8pm Tickets: £5

Call the House on 02072074585 to book in advance

Join us by the fireside on Sunday 24th September for The Arabian Nights, a magnificent collection of ancient tales told by the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainment for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to keep him amused and herself alive.

Sir Richard Burton was an orientalist explorer, diplomat and eccentric. He was a remarkable linguist, and his mastery of Arabic enabled him to mix with the Arabs disguised as one of them. In 1853 he made Haj, the trip to Mecca that is required of every Muslim, at a time when such an exploit by a European could have meant death. He wrote many books of travel during his time as employee of the Foreign Office, but he is best known for his unexpurgated translation of "The Arabian Nights." 

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Terror on the Tracks - Don't Go Into The Cellar
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Terror on the Tracks - Don't Go Into The Cellar

Journey back to the days of steam, where untold menace could be found lurking in the tunnels, set to leap out of the darkness to ensnare the unwary! An original stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Signal-Man" and other tales of menace and melodrama are the bill of fare on offer to those brave enough to join us.

Tickets £10

Call on 0207 207 4585/ 0207 820 0141

Or book your tickets here.

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Bolt Down This Earth - Poetry Evening
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Bolt Down This Earth - Poetry Evening

Bolt Down This Earth (V. Press, 2017) is Gram Joel Davies’ poetry debut.

"A striking collection, full of vitality and enjoyment of the poetic craft”, according to the Poetry Book Society.

 Hear him read from the book, alongside special guess, at this free launch event. 

Find out more on the publishers’ blog here

Read reviews here

Free Entry

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Words Away
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Imagining and developing characters" with guest Monica Ali

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

Or £12 on the door

Visit the Facebook page here and the official website here

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Three's Company
Sep
10
7:45 PM19:45

Three's Company

 

Join Marcus Reeves and special guests Harry Quinn and Eckoes for a night of live music at the Tea House Theatre in South London.

Doors 7.15 pm, show 7.45 pm

Tickets £12.50 plus booking fee from Eventbrite here


Marcus Reeves

Over the last two decades, writer and performer Marcus Reeves has reinvented himself repeatedly, with incarnations as an actor, drag queen, singer songwriter and performance poet. His show Postcards from God - The Sister Wendy Musical has been presented at Jermyn Street Theatre in London's West End and at Hackney Empire Studio Theatre, with its Concept Cast Recording receiving airplay from Elaine Paige and Graham Norton on BBC Radio Two.

As part of London's alternative cabaret circuit he has performed alongside such luminaries as David Hoyle, Dickie Beau and Jonny Woo, sung in Our Lady J’s gospel choir at Soho Theatre and supported RuPaul’s Drag Race star Adore Delano at The Meth Lab. Through Southbank Centre's Voicelab, he has performed with Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow, jazz improvisation icon Bobby McFerrin, beat boxer Shlomo and UK jazz legend Ian Shaw in choirs led by Dom Stichbury, Laka D and Mary King. More recently, he joined a star studded celebration of David Bowie at Union Chapel which also featured Glen Matlock, David McAlmont, The Magic Numbers and Dan Gillespie Sells of The Feeling, and supported Tom Robinson at a fundraiser for the Russian LGBT Network.

Eckoes

British born Nigerian ECKOES is both a sharp-sighted futurist and a nostalgic sentimentalist. In her music and her listening habits (she’s an avowed fan of both James Blake and Lionel Richie) she straddles the line between cutting edge textures and soulful pop hooks. A prolific songwriter outside of her solo project, she’s penned tracks for Tara Sutaria (The Disney Channel) and co-written and performed on releases with Danny Darko, Alex Banks, Space Jump Salute and Le Visiteur.

Her debut single ‘Valentine’ garnered support from the MOBO Awards, AFROPUNK and Fame Magazine, shooting up the digital Hype Machine charts, and she even played to Kevin Spacey at the 24 Hour Play after party along the way. As a writer and singer ECKOES constantly tests the water, fusing styles she likes with effortless grace. By turns alternative R&B, swelling soul, urban electronica, and ambient, ECKOES’ project finds itself in the hinterlands of pop. Like FKA Twigs, ECKOES isn’t beholden to reliving the past by simply repackaging it. Atop her distinctive sound are her vocals, unique, inimitable, but with a sharp ear for classic hooks. Inside those vocals she pours her feelings and her experiences.

ECKOES is one of the most intriguing and emotive new outpourings to emerge from the London circuit. At the helm of her project she stands, a six foot weaver of hypnotic sounds ever refining her craft. On the one hand familiar, relatable, on the other, a statuesque artist with an aura that’s all her own.

Harry Quinn

Harry Quinn is a singer-songwriter from the UK.

His debut album "Parallels" was released on 7th April 2017. It features a distinctive mix of moods and grooves, delivered by warm soulful vocals, dynamic guitar playing and a group of excellent musicians as part of the Harry Quinn Band (full album credits available here).

Solo and as part of the band (first band show Sep 2015), Harry has played hundreds of UK shows/gigs/open mics over the last few years, highlights include playing at The Royal Society and St. Pancras Church.

The 2017 release of "Parallels" features a number of handwritten and hand drawn elements; expressed across various video, print and social medias.


 

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