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Oxford House

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.

About Oxford House

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Oxford House is home to a multi-purpose theatre, a Victorian chapel space, a dazzling roof terrace, a dance studio and more

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Our History

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.

Oxford House Café

Coffee, tea and cakes galore!

Our brilliant Bethnal Green cafe is now open!
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm