For hire

Ovalhouse is a lively theatre and arts centre based on the Kennington Oval right opposite the famous cricket ground. We provide a warm welcome to our audience members, practitioners, patrons and workshop members.

Ovalhouse is open Monday – Saturday, with performances in our two theatres on Tuesday- Saturday during our seasons (see WhatsOn for details).
During the weekdays the spaces are open for rehearsals and hires from 10am - 5.15pm. Our youth classes operate Monday – Saturday during term times.

Our resident pensioners group Stockwell Good Neighbours use our entire cafe space every Monday from 10am - 3pm.

Rooms available to hire seven days a week 10am – 5.15pm
Evening hire negotiable on request

Theatre hire for performances is limited to schools and colleges only.

If you want to present your work as part of our theatre programme please visit our Theatre Development page.

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For directions to Ovalhouse visit our Getting here page.


Ovalhouse is on a red route and is not in the congestion charge area. There is very limited permit parking available in our car park*, meter parking available 1 minute from venue (free after 6.30pm).
*Parking permit requests for daytime access must go through and is subject to availability.


There are free tea and coffee making facilities in our cafe in the daytime during weekdays. Kitchen can be made available to visiting companies on request.