Battersea Arts Centre

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Grand Hall - seats 500
Lower Hall - seats 140
Courtyard Theatre - seats 120


Box office: 020 7223 2223


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Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

Council: Wandsworth

Region: London

Location map for Battersea Arts Centre


None nearby

Clapham Junction



BAC - Lavender Hill

Day no:
345, 77, 87, 156, G1

Night no:
N77, N345

Access information


Assistance dogs welcome and the Cafe Bar can provide water bowls, if required.

Major building works are taking place until early 2016 which will affect access to some spaces. These works will also improve access across the building for the future.

For large scale and longer running productions, the theatre aims to make provision for customers who are hearing or visually impaired and details will be included with the shows, on our website, or through our Box Office.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

Ramps and rails to the front door - powered door at the cafe entrance.

Level access to lower hall and most spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Hearing assistance

Box office has portable induction loop.

Current shows


The remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.

Previews from: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018

Upcoming shows

I'm A Phoenix, Bitch

A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain. Combining personal stories with epic film, soundscapes and ethereal music - huge feats of physical strength will collide with the rumbling doom of toxic doubt.

Previews from: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 20 October 2018

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

Immerse yourself on a journey through rugged Scottish landscapes and encounter storms, betrayal and murderous plot. Shakespeare's tragedy is vividly told with illustration, masterful puppetry and a live score.

Previews from: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 27 October 2018

Skate Hard, Turn Left

Prepare to fall hard ...This is roller derby. A collaboration between theatre makers and skaters - a tough, tender exploration of space, gender and resistance.

Previews from: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 13 October 2018

The Exorcism

A brand new ghost story from Ross Sutherland, writer of Stand By for Tape Back-Up and Missing Episode on BBC Two as part of Performance Live.

Previews from: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018

Chekhov's First Play

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton's sister, placed many of her late brother's manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play.

Previews from: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 November 2018

You Never See an Alien in an Afro

One microphone, one light, one man. Lemn Sissay is a unique voice in British culture. He brings his new one man show to Battersea Arts Centre for a first airing. Each night there'll be a Q & A which is part of the show itself.

Previews from: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018


Sue MacLaine is a theatre-maker with a singularly driven voice, casting a fearless gaze - on herself and her subject and creating work that is both provocative and compassionate.

Previews from: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 November 2018

Rendezvous In Bratislava

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They're the perfect double act: he's got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is - they've never met.

Previews from: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 24 November 2018


Al has a secret. He can fly. To break the news to his family and friends, he's made a graphic novel and is going to turn it into a blockbuster movie.

Previews from: Thursday 15 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018

Superblackman Lates

Superblackman Lates invite you to party until the early hours.

Previews from: Thursday 15 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018

Don't Forget The Birds

The true story of a mother and a daughter. Prison took one away. On release, they had to find each other and themselves again.

Previews from: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018

Return To Elm House

A long time ago, on the very spot where Battersea Arts Centre now stands, a brave woman known for her generosity, wisdom and care, lived in Elm House. A new immersive adventure for children and families.

Previews from: Saturday 1 December 2018
Closes: Sunday 30 December 2018


Set to a fabulous live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the epic Greek myth. A magnifique night out in jazz-age Paris.

Previews from: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Closes: Sunday 30 December 2018

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