Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014, 2016 & 2018!

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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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry

A Christmas Carol - Tea House Theatre, London 2018

American actor Neil McGarry brings his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Tea House Theatre on 6 & 7 December, 2018.

Using only Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story.

Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S. laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.

Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humor and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.

Directed by British actor Ross MacDonald, and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, McGarry’s performance of A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance" from the Independent Reviewers of New England and was named "Best of Boston" by critic Jules Becker.

More praise for this uniquely moving production:

"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” - Jack Craib, South Shore Critic

“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child … a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review

“... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report

“The performance … broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” - Jessica Holcomb, audience member

Show only £15

Christmas Dinner & Show £45

Book here

Later Event: December 11
Jazz Jam Sessions