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The Lambeth Fringe is a performing arts festival taking place at The Bread & Roses Theatre and other venues across Lambeth.



​Over four weeks The Lambeth Fringe hosts productions including theatre, comedy, cabaret, musicals, family shows and more.



Discover our venues for 2024 below.

Venues

Venue: Calder Bookshop & Theatre

An independent bookshop specialising in theatre, philosophy, and politics. The infamous Calder Bookshop & Theatre also put on theatre productions, film screenings, and more in their intimate theatre, located at the back of the bookshop.

Their unique theatre is separated from the bookshop by a partition, it seats 32, basic technical set-up and the stage measures 5.2 x 3.0 m

Perfect for bold political theatre, works in progress or rehearsed readings with smaller casts.

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Calder bookshop and theatre space

Venue: Central Film School

Central Film School provides students with all the facilities and equipment they’ll need on their learning journey. Depending on the needs of specific shoots and programme modules, students also have access to off-site facilities and spaces. Studio A is available for The Lambeth Fringe - a functional screening theatre with retractable seats and a full-size projector screen.

Studio A: Capacity 90, full size projector screen, studio lighting

Perfect for film screenings, rehearsed readings or work in progress shows

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Studio A space at Central Film School

Venue: Effra Social

The very social, Effra Social. A wonderful time-warp, hosting great contemporary artists and events every day of the week! A beautiful Victorian pub serving the best food, drink and entertainment. Spacious beer garden, large bar and dance hall, private function room. Live music, DJs, cocktails & craft beer.

The Churchill Room: Capacity 50 standing or 35 seated. PA system, mics and stands.

Studio 180: Capacity 55 standing or 40 seated. PA system, mics and stands.

Perfect for: WIP, stand-up, storytelling, workshops, poetry, live music.

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The Churchill Room at The Effra Social in Brixton

Venue: Gipsy Hill Brewery Taproom

Located about a 5-minute walk from Gipsy Hill Station, our Taproom is based directly opposite the brewery and is our hub of all things Gipsy Hill Brewing. The Taproom show selected sporting events on our big screen and host a weekly EAA Run Club on Thursday evenings from 7pm, plus a ton of events on-site.

Perfect for music, spoken word and screenings. 100 seated capacity, 150 standing. Fully accessible – ground floor, accessible bar, accessible toilets, gender neutral toilets.

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Gipsy Hill Brewery Taproom

Venue: Golden Goose Theatre

The Golden Goose is a fully air-conditioned, 85-seat theatre and is near Oval Tube close to the heart of Camberwell.  The theatre was founded by Michael Kingsbury in 2020 and exists as a creative hub for artists to make all kinds of theatrical experiences. Since opening, we have hosted multi-Offie-winning company Out Of The Forest Theatre, Fringe-First winner Chris Larner, and a new horror company featuring new work by Olivier award-winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm & Abi Zakarian. Chewboy Productions' "DJ Bazzer's Year 6 Disco" won an Offie for its run at the Golden Goose in 2021. Founder Michael Kingsbury was awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution To Pub Theatre’ by London Pub Theatre’s.

Theatre: Capacity 85, full rig, lighting desk and sound system available.

Perfect for: Theatre, musicals, cabaret and new-writing.

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The Golden Goose performance space

Venue: Mondo Tap

Tap house? Tap room? We call it Mondo Tap. The tap house itself is a hidden gem, just a stone’s throw from the Battersea Power Station. Come and see for yourself.

Discover free Jazz Nights or get involved with live comedy, work-in-progress or spoken word.

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Mondo Tap House

Venue: Network Theatre

Network Theatre is a community theatre space in the underground railway arches of London Waterloo station.

Run by the volunteers of the resident Network Theatre Company, they produce their own productions of contemporary and classical theatre and provide a unique location for visiting theatre companies and events.

Network Theatre will be joining The Lambeth Fringe for 2024 with unmissable new writing.

Please note this is an ‘umbrella venue’ -the shows have already been programmed as part of the Lambeth Fringe and this space is therefore not available for artists to apply to.

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Seating at Network Theatre

Venue: Omnibus Theatre

Omnibus Theatre is a multi-award-winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London. The heart of their ambitious programme, inspired by our building’s literary heritage, lies in both classics re-imagined and contemporary storytelling. They provide a platform for new writing and interdisciplinary work, aiming to give voice to the underrepresented and challenge perceptions and believe in affordable tickets and theatre for all.

Two dynamic spaces available for The Lambeth Fringe.

Studio Upstairs: 67 capacity, basic lighting and sound, projector available

The Common Room: 70 capacity, limited lighting, PA system

Perfect for laid back music including jazz and acoustic and queer-led work specifically cabaret, burlesque or drag shows

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Common Room space at Omnibus Theatre

Venue: Streatham Space Project

Streatham Space Project is a Theatre, Music, Art, Dance & Comedy venue in Zone 3, south London. Celebrating the eclectic culture of south London, and hosting creative events to bring people together from across our neighbourhood. They provide formative creative experiences for young people, working with schools and charities, and work with first-time and experienced south London artists and producers to help them develop work, connect it to audiences in our area, and support their careers.

Theatre: Capacity 120, full rig, lighting desk and sound system available.

Perfect for: new-writing, dance, experimental work and comedy

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Performance space at Streatham Space Project

Venue: The Bread and Roses Theatre

Home of The Lambeth Fringe, The Bread & Roses, is an award-winning and innovative fringe pub theatre.

A 50-seat fringe venue above The Bread & Roses Pub, the theatre programs a wide-spread variety of productions for local as well as far-reaching audiences. Equality, diversity and artistic quality are at the forefront of the theatre's programming, which features in-house productions as well as many visiting companies. The theatre regularly hosts touring shows and has worked with award-winning ensembles with decades of experience but also frequently welcomes and supports emerging theatre-makers taking their first steps. The programme includes new writing, contemporary revivals, reinvented classics and occasionally also devised work, improvisational theatre, comedy events, family shows and physical theatre.

Theatre: Capacity 50, full rig, lighting desk and sound system. Projector and mics hireable.

Perfect for: Theatre, new-writing, WIP, solo shows and boundary pushing work.

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The Bread and Roses Theatre performance space 2024

Venue: The Cinema Museum

London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, The Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

The Cinema Museum will be showcasing a series of events and screenings under The Lambeth Fringe.

Please note this is an ‘umbrella venue’ -the shows have already been programmed as part of the Lambeth Fringe and this space is therefore not available for artists to apply to.

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The Cinema Museum exterior

Venue: The Douglas Fir

Gipsy Hill Brewery's first bar opened in 2016 and a stones throw from Crystal Palace Rail Station.

Perfect for comedy, spoken word and events. 26 seated capacity, 35 standing.

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The outside of The Douglas Fir

Venue: The Glitch

The Glitch is a vibrant artsy café & bar and unique creative space in the heart of Waterloo, created by VAULT Creative Arts, producers of VAULT Festival. Good coffee, cheeesy toasties, cold beers, delicious cocktails and the most welcoming staff. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends, work in comfort, or relax admiring local artworks. As the evening draws in, the space morphs into a lively bar with intimate nights of comedy, theatre, music, spoken word, and special one-off events and parties. A unique space with plenty of atmosphere that’s open and inclusive to all. Queer-friendly and proudly a safe space for the LGBTQIA community, with many events led by or created for queer people.

The Spacement is an intimate space downstairs at The Glitch with a capacity of 30, ideal for Stand Up Comedy, script readings, film screenings, intimate sharings, presentations, spoken word, and acoustic nights. Basic tech provision.

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The Glitch, Spacement performance space

Venue: The Railway Clapham

Conveniently located opposite Clapham North underground station, The Railway is the very definition of urban cool, mixing a stylish contemporary bar, classic pub features and a handful of quirky touches – gorgeous wood flooring, wrap-around windows, statement lighting and intriguing local artwork adorning the walls.  Outside you’ll find benches and tables perfectly positioned for a spot of al-fresco people watching on those milder days.  

Home of The Comedy Bandits with free comedy shows every Wednesday and Thursday with a range of acts, both new & established. Plus Comedy Bandits Most Wanted once a month on a friday during The Lambeth Fringe showcasing the best talent in the UK and beyond, plus a tv headliner.

Please note this is an ‘umbrella venue’ -the shows have already been programmed as part of the Lambeth Fringe and this space is therefore not available for artists to apply to.

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Mustafa Yasin at The Railway Tavern for Comedy Bandits

Venue: White Bear Theatre

The White Bear Theatre was founded by Michael Kingsbury in 1989 and has helped develop some of the countries leading theatre makers including Joe Penhall, Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly. It has also hosted work by a new generation of practitioners including Ruby Thomas, Poleroid Theatre, The Ugly Sisters and Martha Watson Allpress.

The White Bear is joining The Lambeth Fringe in 2024 with a programme of exciting new theatre. Enjoy pre & post-show drinks in the stylish White Bear bar and garden. Theatregoers also get 10% off food by simply showing their ticket or digital confirmation!

Please note this is an ‘umbrella venue’ -the shows have already been programmed as part of the Lambeth Fringe and this space is therefore not available for artists to apply to.

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white bear theatre exterior

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