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.
Dzifa Benson Poetry Reading
Filmed just before the second lockdown, Oxford House invited poet Dzifa Benson to read a selection of her poems in our chapel and on our roof.
SWF 2020: Galool Children’s Storytelling with Ilwad Sabban
Children's storytelling in Somali and English as part of Kayd's Somali Week Festival 2020.
SWF 2020: Confined But Creative Onstage
Oxford House's virtual collaboration with Kayd Somali Arts. Featuring young Somali poets, visual artists, singers and traditional dancers.
Grace & Poise Children’s Ballet Classes
Weekly high-quality ballet classes for girls using 'Ballet To Poetry Syllabus'.
Lisa Gilbert Academy Dance Classes
Contemporary, street dance and private lessons are available too as well as adult dance classes.
Young & Talented School of Stage and Screen
Training in acting, singing and dancing for ages 6 to 16 years.
Amazing spaces available to hire
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.
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.