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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The TEA HOUSE THEATRE is proud to present a reading from the ILIAD by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles. This reading will focus on the SHIELD OF ACHILLES. This reading will highlight the voices of women and the conflict of war within the famous grand poem.

The reading will emphasise the themes of Trauma, loss, vanity, and move towards the conclusion which offers a small light of hope.

After the reading there will be a discussion and Q&A with the audience.

Readers: Josie Ayers, Alain English and Freddie Rushton

Produced and directed by Alan Pritchard

£5 Entry
Sunday 14th July 8pm at the Tea House Theatre
Book by calling us on 02072074585 or get tickets on the door.

Earlier Event: July 10
Tuneless Choir
Later Event: July 17
The Great Debaters Club