The arts

We think Lambeth has it all when it comes to the arts – theatres, cinemas, galleries, museums and archives, as well as some amazing creative businesses, organisations and individuals. These things are great for the soul and our mental health, providing entertainment and inspiration. They’re also great for local businesses and provide jobs. We want to make sure Lambeth remains a major cultural destination.

The arts

From the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre to the Cinema Museum and the Black Cultural Archives, there are loads of things to do right on our doorstep in lambeth.

As well as visiting some of the attractions, there are plenty of ways to get more involved too. We’ve highlighted some of these below but want to hear from you about your recommendations, reviews and experiences.

Over 50 years of Ovalhouse

Ovalhouse has thrived as a radical theatre and pioneering youth arts organisation for more than 50 years. It’s a great place for young people to learn about drama, dance, art and writing. Based in Kennington, it’s on the move to Somerleyton Road in Brixton as part of the council’s Future Brixton regeneration programme. Ovalhouse young performers

The Cinema Museum

This hidden gem is based in the old workhouse once home to Charlie Chaplin in Kennington. The Cinema Museum has exciting plans to expand and a large volunteer programme.

The Cinema Museum

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning houses gallery spaces exhibition the work of emerging artists and a media studio developing the creative skills of local young people. Getting the building through the council’s asset transfer programme will allow them to expand and create a sustainable arts organisation for Herne Hill.

The 198 Gallery

The Black Cultural Archives

Formed in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives moved to its new home on Windrush Square in July 2014. This is the UK’s first black heritage centre.

The opening of the Black Cultural Archives

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