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.

SE11 SESSIONS
Jun
24
8:30 pm20:30

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.

Start: 8:30pm

Jam session: 9:45pm

Guest vocalist: TBA

House band:
Ruth Currie (saxophone)
Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)
Mark Rogers (bass)
Tamas Teszary (drums)

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

Three 20 Min excerpts Edinburgh previews shows
Jun
29
7:30 pm19:30

Three 20 Min excerpts Edinburgh previews shows

An evening of three 20 min excerpts Edinburgh preview shows with open mic slots

Stealth Aspies 1st

Scottish born author Alain English and Liverpool's Paul Wady present Stealth Aspies. Using testimony from autistic people, this show offers a fully rounded, funny and moving take on life on the autistic spectrum! Alain and Paul are both Fringe veterans and this promises to be an exciting and original show - don't miss it!

Becky Fury 2nd

An exert from Molotov Cocktail Party the wild woman of comedy delivers belly laughs in a not-to-be-missed preview show.

David Lee Morgan 3rd

International renowned poet and former UK Slam Champion.

£3.00 entry at the Tea House Theatre

This show will also run at the Tea House Theatre on Thursday 27 July with two 20 min excerpts

Words Away
Jul
3
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Be Your Own Writing Coach" with guest Jacqui Lofthouse

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

Two 20 min excerpts Edinburgh preview shows
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Two 20 min excerpts Edinburgh preview shows

An evening of two 20 min excerpts Edinburgh preview shows with open mic.

Scottish born authors Alain English and Paul Wady the Stealth Aspies take you on a journey, sharing life's joys and outrageous fortunes, on the Autistic spectrum.

Becky Fury the wild women of comedy delivered belly laughs not to be missed preview. 

sTOPSTOP collective
"HYSTERICALLY FUNNY"

£3.00 entry

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.

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm -  11:00pm

Tickets £10

Call on 0207 207 4585/ 0207 820 0141

Or book your tickets here.

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.

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.

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.


Paper Tiger Poetry
Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

Paper Tiger Poetry

Every third Friday of the month!
(Except in June when Paper Tiger Poetry will be held on June 23rd 2017)

7.30pm start

Great Debaters Club
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Great Debaters Club

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on "This House Would Erase All Athletics World Records Set Before 2005"

7pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Man For Sale!
Jun
16
Jun 17

Man For Sale!

Celia has been married for 7 years and is having buyer's remorse...
Is it possible to send him back? What would someone pay for one slightly used husband anyway? Come and find out in this very funny musical comedy about marriage, middle age and monotony...


Friday & Saturday 16th & 17th June 2017

Starts 8pm

Click here for tickets

Great Debaters Club
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Great Debaters Club

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on "This House Debates Election 2017: Persuading The Undecided"

7pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Words Away
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"World Building: Bringing Characters and Places Alive" with guest Claire Scobie

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

SE11 Sessions
May
26
8:30 pm20:30

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.

Antonio De Lillis & house band: 8:30pm
Jam session: 9:45pm


House band:
Ruth Currie (saxophone)
Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)
Mark Rogers (bass)
Tamas Teszary (drums)

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

Words Away
May
22
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Exploring Creative Non-Fiction" with guest Francis Spufford

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

Jules Evans on the art of losing control
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Jules Evans on the art of losing control

Humans have always sought ecstatic experiences – moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Such moments are fundamental to human flourishing, but they can also be dangerous.

Beginning around the Enlightenment, western intellectual culture has written off ecstasy as ignorance or delusion. But philosopher Jules Evans argues that this diminishes our reality and denies us the healing, connection and meaning that ecstasy can bring.

How do we find ego-transcendence in a post-religious culture? How can we find it in healthy ways while avoiding the risks? We'll look at some of the varieties of modern ecstasy, from rock & roll to psychedelics, from contemplation to war and extremist politics. 

Jules' new book, The Art of Losing Control, will be on sale at the event. You can win a free copy by sharing this article on Facebook or Twitter (we'll pick a winner randomly from those who share it) : http://www.philosophyforlife.org/why-getting-out-of-our-head-is-good-for-us/

The talk will start at 7pm, and be the usual format - two 25-minute halves with a group discussion in the middle, followed by Q&A. See you there! 

GREAT DEBATERS CLUB
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

GREAT DEBATERS CLUB

  • Tea House Theatre

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on "This House Would Ban Sex for Rent Adverts"

7pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Mad like Music
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Mad like Music

  • Tea House Theatre

Mad Like Music is not your standard Saturday night, with an amazing line-up of new music that we guarantee you won't find on any Spotify playlist. Full of fresh artists in London's most intimate venue, The Tea House Theatre. 

This evening has limited tickets so be sure to get your's quickly, as the venue is renown for its warm atmosphere and one-night-only events that over the years has made it a popular local favourite! (Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014)

Mad Like Music is about supporting new artists, while this is a fundraiser to help us on our journey to the fringe, we want to help new artists on their journey too! (I know we're so generous).

8pm Til Late / £5 per person

Tickets are limited, pay on the door

GREAT DEBATERS CLUB
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

GREAT DEBATERS CLUB

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on "This House Would introduce Robot Tax"

7pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Venus and Adonis
Apr
30
8:00 pm20:00

Venus and Adonis

For two nights 29th/30th April, Alain English performs William Shakespeare's classic long poem Venus and Adonis at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. 

Show starts at 8pm. Entry £5

Visit facebook page here.

Venus and Adonis
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Venus and Adonis

For two nights 29th/30th April, Alain English performs William Shakespeare's classic long poem Venus and Adonis at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. 

Show starts at 8pm. Entry £5

Visit facebook page here.

SE11 Sessions
Apr
28
Apr 29

SE11 Sessions

  • Tea House Theatre

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.

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

Words Away
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Writing For Children and Young Adults" with guest Sara Grant

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

St George's Festival 2017
Apr
22
Apr 23

St George's Festival 2017

We are back! St George's 2017 is coming to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on 22nd and 23rd April.

Yes, a two day event with a massive bonfire on the Saturday night. The medieval full contact fighters will return for the third London Tournament, bringing carnage back to Steel Henge to crown a new champion. For those of you who don't know, that means men in armour clubbing each other with axes. There will be Morris dancers, Punch & Judy, an ale and mead tent, falconry, archery for all the family and a hog roast, traditional crafts and an evening performance of Shakespeare around the bonfire.

This is the fifth year of the St George's festival on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. We have grown to take up two days, so that more traders, crafts people, performers and fighters can be involved. Come and join us, buy a wooden sword and relive a bygone era of chivalry.

Saturday 22nd April, 12pm - 8pm
Sunday 23rd April, 12pm - 6pm

In the Smoke
Apr
6
Apr 8

In the Smoke

Open Mic Night

Tales of love, a cappella and everything in between.

A brand new show from UK Community A Cappella Champions and musical storytellers extraordinaire, In The Smoke.

Open Mic Night features a diverse cast of romantic winners and losers navigating their way though their dates, propelled by delicate duets and hot-blooded harmonies.

Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm.

Please note that the guests do not get to perform.

Tickets can be purchased from www.inthesmoke.co.uk

Words Away
Mar
27
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Writing Historical Fiction" with guest Essie Fox

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

SE11 Sessions
Mar
25
Mar 26

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.

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

Great Debaters Club
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Great Debaters Club

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on the motion "A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent."

7pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Words Away
Feb
20
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Publicity for Writers" with guest Ruth Ware

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

Valentine's Day
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Valentine's Day

Dinner and a movie

Romantic table for two with a three course meal and a showing of Moulin Rouge.

£25 per head

Tickets available here or by calling the House number on 0207 207 4585

MENU

Starter

Creamy Asparagus soup

Main

Moules Mariniere

Mussels with a white wine, cream & parsley sauce

or

Scotch Sirloin Steak

(Both served with hand-cut chips and fresh mixed-leaf salad with balsamic dressing)

Pudding

Chocolate fondue