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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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)

Earlier Event: September 7
Debating London
Later Event: September 11
Fireside Reading of "An Iliad"