Oval House Theatre is situated behind Oval tube station, on Kennington Oval; opposite the famous cricket ground.

The roots of Oval House Theatre can be traced back to the 1930s and its foundations, as Christ Church (Oxford) Clubs, by the graduates of Christchurch College, Oxford. Since that time Oval House has pioneered enabling forms of education and artistic endeavour.

Oval House Theatre's reputation as "one of the most important centres for pioneer fringe theatre groups" dates from the 1960s, supporting the experimental theatre companies of the '60s and '70s, the emergence of gay and lesbian and women's theatre in the 1970's and 80's and the development of new Black and Asian writing in the '90s and into the next millenium.

Oval House now programmes work by some of the most innovative, cutting edge theatre practitioners in Britain and beyond.

Oval House is committed to providing exciting and challenging arts opportunities for children and young people in and out of schools and supporting the adults who work with them.

Venue Details & Map


52-54 Kennington Oval
SE11 5SW
+44 (0)20 7582 0080

Yelp Reviews

5.0 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ovalhouse

5.0 out of 5 31 March 2012
by John G.

Just a great place to be for the day, or entire match, if you can get the time off!! Fantastic staff, great views wherever you sit.

Easy to get to from Victoriamore

5.0 out of 5 16 September 2011
by marriedlife

recently went to the england v Indian 1 day game . full house. fantastic atmosphere, shame it always rains when i go to this ground.

its changed over the year for the better.

as a sports venue the seats are quite comfortable.

prices for food and drink are on the high side , would do better it more competitive.

Easy access to the ground by train or bus.more

5.0 out of 5 16 August 2011
by Duncan M.

Home to Surrey CCC, the Oval is a superb venue for sport.

The seats are comfortable and not too cramped for a sport venue. Facilities are very good for the volume of people using them.

The beer prices are far too high for a captive market.

They could improve on the additional entertainment when they hold events, but the venue is great.

Easy to get to by train or bus. Exiting the ground is...more

4.0 out of 5 15 November 2008
by madbob

Almost a completely different ground now compared to my last visit in 1989 for the Ashes test.

The pavillion at the Oval is beautiful, even if not a patch on Lords but in 89 it was just about the only thing that was up to standard in my opinion. The end opposite the pavillion was ramshackled to say the least.

The new OCS stand is a wonderful addition, you just wish they could have built...more

4.0 out of 5 15 August 2008
by Peter M.

Qype must record the victorious start made by England's new cricket captain, Kevin Pietersen! By good chance, I was there to see it.

The Oval Cricket ground is in Kennington, London SE. It is home to Surrey Cricket Club and was the venue for the first test match between Australia and England. The nearest tube station is Oval. The land the ground is laid on is leased from the Duchy of...more

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