The 20th Century Theatre  

 
 
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291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2QA
 
 
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Theatre office open Weekdays 11:00 - 18:00 / Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
 

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The 20th Century TheatreSaved from being an obsolete eyesore, this impressive theatre is now a vibrant venue for art and photography exhibitions, private receptions, product and book launches, fashion shows, fashion sample sales and fairs. It's now a restored and liberated Grade II, listed landmark in trendy Notting Hill. It gets its name from its previous incarnation as a venue for amateur dramatics, employees of companies including Harrods, D. H. Evans and the BBC used to rehearse and perform here. But it wasn't just for the wannabes, Sir Laurence Olivier is among the notables who have graced the stage, making his professional debut here in 1925. The first ever production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome was also staged here in 1905. These days you're more likely to find models treading the boards with top designers like Christian Dior, Matthew Williamson and Alice Temperley opting to show their designs in this picturesque and historic hall.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Ladbroke Grove Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Queen's Park Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arthur Court NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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150 Bayswater Road, W2 | 11 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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129 Bayswater Road, W2 | 14 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2 | 17 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Elephant West
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62 Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 18 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Music House For Children at St Johns
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their ... More
 
 
 
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Portobello Road Market
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Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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The 20th Century Theatre, London, W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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The Electric Cinema, Portobello
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Lush leather armchairs, beds on the front row, comfy footstools, wine coolers and small tables storing snacks and drinks make this small, independent cinema one of ... More
 
 
 
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Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ... More
 
 
 
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The Tabernacle Arts Centre
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Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ... More
 
 
 
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Paul Smith
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Westbourne House, 122 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
Paul Smith is the indisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
 
 
 
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133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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283 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | Same location as The 20th Century Theatre
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92 Kensington Park Road, W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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95 Portobello Road, W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 21 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 30 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Float
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2 | 8 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Avondale Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 | 9 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
One of Young's more stylish bars, the Duke of Wellington is a decent traditional pub on Portobello Road. On Saturdays when Portobello Market is on, the ... More
 
 
 
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96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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96 Ladbrooke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Portobello Star
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171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from The 20th Century Theatre
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186 Portobello Road, W11 | 4 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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The Little Yellow Door
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6-8 All Saints Road, W11 | 6 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 12 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from The 20th Century Theatre
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