South London venue Brixton House receives NPO funding from Arts Council England

Brixton House is a newly opened theatre situated in the heart of the South London community in Brixton. We are thrilled to announce we will receive an uplift and continued funding support from Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Organisations. As a new venue, this is fantastic news for us to receive…

Our Patron Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died after reigning for 70 years. Brixton House (formerly Ovalhouse) had the honour of Queen Elizabeth II as our Royal Patron.

New Season Announcement: Autumn 2022

Brixton House’s autumn season kicks off this October with a bold new commission by outstanding visual artist Julianknxx whose work and voice always evokes a profound perspective of the African Diasporic experience. Breathing by Numbers, the third instalment in his Black Corporeal film series, highlights the disproportionate impact of air pollution and the stark realities…

The World Reimagined

Brixton House is now home to 4 Globes from The World Reimagined project.

A Royal Visit to Mark Windrush Day 2022

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Brixton House this morning to celebrate Windrush Day 2022 by meeting with youth organisation ‘Elevate’, a local program that aims to support creatives and improve the opportunities of young people. The Royal couple were greeted by Lambeth Council CEO Bayo Dosunmu, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Koko Brown

Koko Brown on making theatre about mental health:

Where do you start with making work about mental health?

Well, this is really easy. The first place that I always start when making work about mental health or actually about anything is I ask myself, ‘Am I ready to make this thing? Am I ready to begin this journey? Am I ready to tell this story? Am I ready to open myself up in this way?’

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Deaf Awareness Week 2021

3rd – 9th May 2021. We’re celebrating the Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists and creators in our communities, and revisiting some Ovalhouse productions. #DeafAwarenessWeek

House Call!

What stories have you been living with and longing to tell? Calling all storytellers to share your stories with us and together we will bring them to life.

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Imagining Futures: A Youth Workers’ Perspective

My name is Georgia, and I’m the project assistant who holds most of the communication with the young women in Imagining Futures. I know first hand how important the arts are as a tool of expression and to support mental health.

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Culture Recovery Fund: Capital Kickstart funding

Brixton House has been awarded a £1,215,152 Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Artistic Director and joint CEO Gbolahan Obisesan responds to the news with a video statement.

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Fly The Flag 2020: Water Bodies by Belinda Zhawi

A poetic response to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to mark #HumanRightsDay2020.

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family… All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”