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Ovalhouse (Christ Church (Oxford) United Clubs

Ovalhouse is a lively theatre on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground. Ovalhouse has been known for its support for artists - professional and young people - for over 50 years - commissioning new work that responds to today’s social and political issues, and work that reflects the cultural diversity of its local community. In 2020 Ovalhouse will be moving to its new home in Brixton as part of the Somerleyton Road Project, an exciting community partnership that will see new homes, community and health facilities, social enterprises and our new, fully accessible modern theatre in the heart of Brixton. With our Patrons, Pierce Brosnan, Paulette Randall, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Jenny Sealey, all who started here, we need your help to set us on our journey and beyond!

www.ovalhouse.com

Charity

Registered charity no. 288931

Member since May 2018

About us

In Brixton we will have:

  • Seven multi-use accessible studios - the new theatre and rehearsal facilities will not only be larger and fully accessible but will be much improved in terms of scope and technical capability, meeting the needs of C21st artists

  • An increased range of training within our youth leadership programmes

  • Professional opportunities and cross transferable skills for local young people

  • The opportunity to generate increased and sustainable income stream for the future in a prime position in busy town centre street

  • A new theatre which is built and ready for us to move into before we move from the Oval - no interruption in the theatre programme or youth activities