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.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream


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IT IS SEPTEMBER 1936 AND THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR AT ATHENS COLLEGE. PROFESSOR THESEUS HAS DECIDED TO HOLD A TEAHOUSE SYMPOSIUM IN ORDER TO PUBLICISE HIS NEW BOOK ON ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ ENTITLED‘BOTTOM’S UP!’. THE RESIDENT TEALADY, MRS PUCK, KEEPS MIXING UP HER TEALEAVES AND TABLE NUMBERS, RESULTING IN MIX UPS AND MISCHIEF. ELSEWHERE THE CHANCELLOR IS MOST CONCERNED WITH RECENT UNCHAPERONED FRATERNISING BETWEEN THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN'S COLLEGES. AS FOR THE POSTGRADUATES: QUINCE IS PREOCCUPIED WITH REHEARSING THE UNIVERSITY REVUE; LYSANDER IS CULTIVATING HIS POETIC SOUL; HERMIA IS PLOTTING WAYS TO ESCAPE HER OVERBEARING FATHER; DEMETRIUS IS MUCH DISTRACTED BY HIS DINING CLUB RULES; AND STUDIOUS HELENA LONGS TO DISCOVER HER INNER FLAPPER.

JOIN STERN ALARUM FOR AN EVENING OF DRESS-UP AND DISTRACTION AS LIFE IMITATES ART AND ART IMITATES LIFE AT ATHENS COLLEGE.

DRESS CODE: 1930s or ACADEMIC DRESS

PRICE: £10
DATES: 10TH - 12TH SEPTEMBER
START TIME: 8PM
RUNNING TIME: 1 HOUR



Earlier Event: September 1
Fireside Storytelling
Later Event: September 11
A Midsummer Night's Dream