Oxford House is a community arts space in Bethnal Green. We are home to a theatre, dance studio, Victorian chapel, café and the best views in the East End.
Exhibition: Youth of Yesterday
A new photography exhibition of young people in and around Bethnal Green taken in the 1970's by Philip Cunningham. Open Monday - Friday 10am-5.00pm.
Oxford House Building Tour: Victorian Archives, Ghandi’s Visit and a Secret Chapel, 1 December 2021, 12pm
Join a tour of our listed building. Learn more about our Victorian roots and peak into our beautiful chapel.
Friday Music: Celine Love
A special performance from singer-songwriter Celine Love.
Oxford House is home to a multi-purpose theatre, a Victorian chapel space, a dazzling roof terrace, a dance studio and more
TheatreView More / Check Availability
A hidden gem perfect for performances, comedy shows, screenings and rehearsals.
ChapelView More / Check Availability
An atmospheric space suitable for weddings, photoshoots, filming and intimate performances.
Roof TerraceView More / Check Availability
Featuring unrivalled views of the city. A great space for photoshoots and open-air events.
Settlement RoomView More / Check Availability
A bright and airy room ideal for small meetings and read-throughs.
Scott RoomView More / Check Availability
A bright ground-floor meeting room ideal for training events, community groups or as a theatre breakout area.
Dance StudioView More / Check Availability
The dance studio is a space for dance, rehearsals, fitness classes and performance.
CafeView More / Check Availability
A modern and versatile space suitable for intimate gigs, supper clubs and private hire.
Offices and WorkspaceView More / Check Availability
A varied selection of offices and individual workspaces available for short and long term rent.
Find out the latest Oxford House updates
1970’s Bethnal Green: More Photos by Philip Cunningham
Scroll down for more photos taken by Philip Cunningham of Oxford House in the 1970s.
Free Friday music gigs at Oxford House across summer
Oxford House are staging live music shows every Friday this summer, 5pm, and completely free! Booking in advanced is recommended.
Like to become a trustee of Oxford House?
We are looking for trustees to join a board that is ambitious, skilled and wants to see Oxford House thrive
Four Corners Zoom School
We were delighted to collaborate with Four Corners 'Zoom School' cohort who made a brilliant film showcasing Oxford House's work in 2020!
Celebrating Women Writers at Oxford House
We've been collaborating with three fantastic writers, beaming into schools and homes across East London celebrating novels, poetry and short stories led by women!
Bringing East Londoners together for culture, community and to celebrate our shared history.
Oxford House is a community arts centre in Bethnal Green. It was established in 1884 as the first “settlement house” where students and graduates from Keble College, Oxford undertook residential volunteering to tackle the challenges of urban poverty first-hand. Much like a Victorian gap year, they lived and worked in Oxford House and created youth clubs, offered free legal advice, adult education classes and cultural clubs. Today, Oxford House is still a vital community hub offering a diverse cultural programme of creative events, activities and volunteering programmes for all ages.