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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SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk! Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

May’s opening set features Eleanor Rashid who will perform a mixture of pop, jazz, soul, covering such artist as Esperanza Spalding, Takuya Kuruda, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse ...

Ellie & house band: 8:30pm
+ Jam Session
£5 entry
FREE for musicians

House band:
Ruth Currie (sax)
Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar)
Edd Bateman (bass)
Tamas Teszary (vibraphone)
Matthew Williams (drums)

Aside from her extensive performance as a classical singer in both opera and choral work, Eleanor has made appearances at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She has also performs with her own contemporary jazz band, Fujiyama.

During her time at university, Eleanor founded Goldsmiths' first ever jazz choir whilst working for Nordoff Robbins' Music therapy charity as a choir leader. Since then, she has worked as a Wigmore Hall’s Trainee Music Leader for early years projects around East London. This has lead her to work as a music practitioner for projects such as NCS, Mama Sings, Creative Futures and The Acorn Project. As well as her practitioner work, Eleanor leads the choirs at the Lycée Français and works in the Front of House department at The Royal Opera House.

Earlier Event: May 25
Paper Tiger Poetry
Later Event: May 29
9 Voices - II