Jacksons Lane arts centre is housed in an imaginatively converted listed Edwardian church in Highgate.
It contains a 167-seat theatre which hosts many dynamic and innovative fringe performances, an 80-capacity dance studio, a stunning spring-floored dance rehearsal studio, two activity rooms and a foyer space also housing a cafe and bar.
It has a strong programme of children's theatre, and welcomes touring companies from all over the world. More recently, Jacksons Lane has become known for producing and promoting contemporary circus work.
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I came to Jackson Lane theatre to watch a performance that was being put on by the third years from the Performing arts program at London Metropolitan University. As i walked into this place it had a very calm feel. There are booths to sit in as you wait for the show to begin, a cafe to order some treats and a cuppa along with a bar if you want a few drinks before the show. The music that...more
Loved the theatre but the meat-serving "vegeterian" cafe with its unhelpful, unfriendly stafff and tongue-scaldng coffee ruined my outing with my kids :-(more
This theatre was unprepared for handing out the online tickets booked with about 15 minutes to the show beginning. (Had to ask more than once for it, first time was 45 minutes before the show.) I did get there early, but with less than an an hour to go we had everything just being set up and it did not seem very welcoming. The only good aspect of my visit was the theatre itself, I was allowed...more
Jacksons Lane is an award winning theatre well known for putting on high quality visual theatre, it does circus and puppetry very well and the first show I saw in this quaint little venue, a converted church, did not disappoint.
The theatre is not the most central to get too or at least not for us south of the river dwellers but worth the journey. It is situated in Highgate on the latter...more
Jackson's Lane art centre is set in an old church right on the main road, making it easy to find. The centre holds loads of classes and events- ranging from yoga to life drawing to lunch for the over 55s to juggling. I used to go here a lot when i was little and, judging from the range of activites, the centre still seems to cater for all ages. Worth checking out prices before you roll up...more