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.

Great Debaters Club
Jan
18
7:30 pm19:30

Great Debaters Club

Join the Great Debaters Club in a passionate discussion on President Trump and the Special Relationship.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Words Away
Jan
23
7:30 pm19:30

Words Away

Monthly writing salons at the Tea House Theatre

"Writing Short Stories" with guest Stella Duffy

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

Burns' Night Supper
Jan
25
7:30 pm19:30

Burns' Night Supper

25th January 2017 at 7.30pm
Bar open until late
Tickets: £25 per person Buy them here

Ticket price includes a three-course meal cooked by our fantastic head chef, readings of Burns’ most famous poetry, live Bagpipes and sword dancing and the ceremonial address to the Haggis.

BURNS’ NIGHT SUPPER
Starter
Craigellachie Scottish Smoked Salmon Terrine with homemade piccalilli
or
Leekie soup (v)
*
Main Course
‘Haggis wi neeps an’ tatties’ 
Vegetarian option available
*
Pudding
Raspberry & Whiskey Cranachan
*
Washed down with a glass of Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
All prices include VAT. Service charge not included

Letters to a Young Contrarian
Jan
29
8:00 pm20:00

Letters to a Young Contrarian

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.

Holdfast Theatre Company invites you to enjoy this next installment in our series of Fireside Readings at Tea House Theatre. Sit with us by the fire with a glass of wine and hear Hitchen's wonderful letters aloud. Tickets £5 on the door.

Nordic Festival
Feb
4
Feb 26

Nordic Festival

Events:
4th February - Nordic Open Mic
8th February - Meet Nordic Professionals with Interesting Jobs
11th February - Nordic Theatre
15th February - Meet Nordic Professionals with Interesting Job
18th February - Double Migrant
22nd February - Meet Nordic Professionals with Interesting Jobs
25th February - Finnish Tango
26th February - Life After Brexit

Buy tickets here

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

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

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

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


Debating London
Jan
4
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join Debating London in a passionate discussion on what's likely to happen in 2017.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Father Christmas
Dec
15
Dec 17

The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Father Christmas

Tea House Theatre presents:

"The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Father Christmas"

Christmas Dinner Theatre

15th, 16th, 17th December 2016 – 7:30 PM

Tickets £40, buy here

Father Christmas is in trouble and faced with a hostile take-over from an evil corporation. Only the Queen of the Paris Cabaret can save him and together, they restore the spirit of Christmas.

Enjoy our 4-course Christmas dinner and be entertained by our all-singing, all-dancing festival of laughter.

MENU

4 courses - £30 per person

A glass of mulled wine on arrival and crackers on the table

Starters

Classic prawn cocktail with iceberg lettuce and Marie Rose sauce or roast chestnut & black pepper soup

Mains

Roast free-range 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
 

Booking Line: 020 7820 0141

Press contact: info@teahousetheatre.co.uk

Park and Lane on Air (Christmas Special)
Dec
3
9:00 pm21:00

Park and Lane on Air (Christmas Special)

Park and Lane On Air, Christmas Special!

Starring Dan Graylyons and Simon James

Written by Dan Graylyons, Simon James and Jack Gunn

£10 (per ticket)

Park and Lane are a comedy duo comprised of Dan Graylyons and Simon James. Their 'On Air’ show carries on the grand traditions of great radio comedy of the past, such as the Goon Show, Round the Horn, the Navy Lark and Hancock’s Half Hour etc.

With Christmas just around the corner like a sex offender waiting for his prey, Park and Lane are also waiting around the corner with their own unique brand-of comic mayhem to entertain you for the festive season.

Make Park and Lane part of your Yuletude this year, like yellow snow on your doorstep and ice-skating cars on the roads.

Join the lads as they reverse their comedy sled into the golden age of British radio humour, those good old post-war years when life was simpler, people were just happy to be not dead and TV was astronomically expensive, which meant radio was king and will be again…

with Park and Lane On Air!

-THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY PARK AND LANE'S LEGAL DEPARTMENT-

"We wish to point out in the strongest terms that Park and Lane (Mr Dan Graylyons and Mr Simon James) have at no time been accused, convicted or in any way implicated in illegal sexual acts. In fact, they rarely get to indulge in legal ones, for that matter. Furthermore, they neither condone nor excuse the behaviour of certain celebrities from the 1970's and have never knowingly worked for the BBC."

Christmas at the Tea House Theatre
Dec
1
Dec 31

Christmas at the Tea House Theatre

Come and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in front of our roaring log fire and admire the finest Christmas tree in Vauxhall.

We can host up to 60 people for a seated meal, or 100 for a standing buffet.

Book your Christmas party now: info@teahousetheatre.co.uk /
020 7207 4585 or talk to a member of our staff.

"On Liberty"
Nov
27
7:30 pm19:30

"On Liberty"

Fireside Reading of "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill

Brexit? Trump?
Can the current political climate in Europe and America be explained by looking to the enlightenment?

Tickets: £10, buy here

 

SE11 Sessions
Nov
26
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.

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

Debating London
Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join Debating London in a passionate discussion on whether domestic human rights laws should not apply to British soldiers engaged in conflict overseas.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

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

Italian Menu
Nov
11
Nov 12

Italian Menu

Our Italian head chef Daniele is celebrating his birthday. We will be open until 8pm for an evening service on Friday, 11th November and Saturday, 12th November.

Booking line: 0207 820 0141 / 0207 207 4585

E-mail: info@teahousetheatre.co.uk

 

Italian Poetry Reading
Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Italian Poetry Reading

"La Spinta Utopistica"

Freely adapted from Giorgio Gaber's lyrics and prose

Out-loud reading in Italian and music

Conceived / directed / performed by Marco Casavecchia

Music by Lisa Agnelli (violin)

Free entry / donations welcome

Debating London
Nov
2
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join Debating London in a passionate discussion on whether building a third runway at Heathrow Airport is in the national interest.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Debating London
Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join Debating London in a passionate discussion on whether the only winner of the 2016 US election will be Vladimir Putin.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

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

SE11 Sessions
Oct
15
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.

The opening set for the next jam session will be "magic", with Siegffried Loew-Walker who will perform a set of magic while the usual team will be playing some music:

Ruth Currie (saxophone and vocal)
Cyro Zuzi (drums)
Mark Rogers (bass)
Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)

£5 entry

Free for musicians

Our kitchen will be open

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), buy here

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.

Debating London
Oct
5
7:30 pm19:30

Debating London

Join Debating London in a passionate discussion on whether the ban on creating new grammar schools in the UK should be overturned.

7.30pm start

Free admission. All welcome

Fireside Reading of "An Iliad"
Oct
2
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.

Wine and nibbles available!

Tickets: £10

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

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

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