Battersea Arts Centre

London, United Kingdom

A place where everyone plays a role in inventing the future of theatre

Housed in a beautiful Grade II* listed former town hall, Battersea Arts Centre offers a wide mixture of shows and discussions, home-made food and drink, weddings and dances, family fun and creative learning. You can also explore the political and cultural history of the building through our Digital Archive. Battersea Arts Centre is a place where everyone plays a role in inventing the future of theatre. We invite you to experience unfinished shows, to offer ideas and feedback. We call this SCRATCH. Finished shows are then performed throughout the building and often go on to stages across London, the UK and the world. We believe theatre can change lives for the better. We aim to use creativity to tackle challenges in our community: engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of projects. Artists live in the building all year round, as part of our creative community and we are open daily for everyone to use and explore.

“Britain’s most influential theatre” The Guardian

Battersea Arts Centre received the Dan Crawford Innovation Award
(sponsored by Nica Burns) as part of the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards 2013

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Battersea Arts CentreLavender Hill
SW11 5TN
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