Events archive


Safina Al-Hayat (Life Boat) by Paper Project

  • 20 June 1pm at Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall

Paper Project are launching their new show about recent events in The Mediterranean at The Southbank Centre as part of Refugee Week.

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambreen Razia

  • Wed 3 Jun – Sat 6 Jun, 7:00pm

Ovalhouse is delighted to present two new 33% London commissions for 2015 created by emerging young artists.

I, Myself and Me by Rachael Young

  • Wed 27 May – Sat 30 May, 7:45pm

With the rise of more people living a single existence, this piece explores where the pressure comes from to cohabit/marry. Is it society? Ourselves? Or is it centered on our need to prove our emotional independence?

Open House #4: RIOT ACT by Chris Goode and Company

  • Mon 25 -Thurs 28 May 10.30am-7pm, Fri 29 May 10.30am-6pm, Performance / zine launch Fri 29 May 7.45pm

Open House is not a show. It’s an invitation.

Chris Goode & Company launched its Open House format in 2011. The way it works is simple. A core group of CG&Co artists walks into a theatre on a Monday morning, to start a process from scratch – with nothing but themselves and maybe a few unformed ideas to jump off from. 

During the course of the week, they work together with whoever wants to join in, to make a performance that the assembled company shares with an audience on the Friday evening.

This Thing Called Artist Development

  • Friday 22 May 11am - 6pm

Join us for a day of discussion about this thing we call ‘artist development’. What does it mean? Why is it important? And how could we all take a small bit of responsibility for it working a bit better?


  • Thu 21 May, 9:30pm

KICKIN’ IT WITH THE KINKS is a self-funded film that started as Cynthia’s university project. After receiving a prize for best documentary in her department, Cynthia and her good friend Mundia, Blackgirlflow co-owner, decided to produce a longer version to raise awareness about the complexities of haircare among women and especially among women of African descent.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, admission includes free refreshments!
Please book your free tickets in advance.

Learning How To Die by Luca Rutherford

  • Wed 20 May – Sat 23 May, 8:45pm

This is a show about death. Don’t let that put you off. It’s not about grief. Or pity. Or being sad. Learning How to Die might just change the way you live.

O NO! by Jamie Wood

  • Weds 20 - Sat 23 May 7.30pm, Sun 24 May 5pm

Jamie Wood returns to Ovalhouse with a fully fledged version of his new show O NO!: a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles.

Click here to read our new interview with Jamie!

  • Wheelchair Access


  • 12-16 May 7.45pm, 16 May 2pm matinee

Das Spiel is a mindreading experience, blurring the lines between performance and reality. Play The Game and let The Game play you.

Created by illusionist and performer Philipp Oberlohr.

NEW! Click here to read our interview with Philipp.


  • Weds 6 – Fri 8 and Tues 12 – Fri 15 May 7.30pm, Sun 10 and Sat 16 May 5pm​

The return of Arch468's critically acclaimed production.

Eve is a 13 year old vampire...Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, the whole world changes.


  • Wheelchair Access

A Tribute to Northern Soul

  • Fri 1st and Sat 2nd May 7:15pm
  • Wheelchair Access