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Battersea Arts Centre, London

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Housed in a Grade II*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.e.
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  • Been here 3 times now and absolutely love the building. We came to see the play Future. I liked the play while my friend did not. Any way, the building is awesome  more »
  • We were in the Grand Hall for the Home-Start Wandsworth May Ball and had a thoroughly good evening. The building itself was badly damaged by fire about 3 years ago and rather than do a complete restor...  more »
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  • One of London's great venues for fringe theatre and performing arts. Always great value, full of surprises, and a wonderfully eccentric atmosphere pervades the many halls, corridors, lounges, theatres, and bars within the imposing Victorian structure. Thoroughly recommend going regularly.
  • Possibly my best theatre experience in my whole life. The production of Orpheus with Little Bulb Theatre was simply amazing. The humour was cleverly done, the props were designed with a minimum style but super effective due to actors’ acting skills. Every single actor could sing and play at least one instrument. A simple story, but was told with immense emotions of music. The music selection were a feast from classical to jazz to French jazz to soul to omg I can’t describe. I cried and I laughed. I don’t usually laugh at slap stick joke hence why they have a very clever humour style. I would love to go back and watch the same play any time again. The seating were simple folded chair but with super comfort to it. Highly recommend front row from row 5/6. Go for it.
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