BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)

4 out of 5 Based on 16 reviews


Battersea Arts Centre occupies an old town hall in the heart of Battersea and is renowned for making some of the most cutting-edge new theatre in the UK.

National newspapers state that BAC is "Britain’s most influential theatre" (The Guardian), "a dream factory generating the theatre of tomorrow" (The Times) and "definitely on the map of cultural powerhouses" (Daily Telegraph). This is due to a series of innovations like Scratch. Scratch enables artists to test ideas in front of an audience and listen to their feedback.

The birthplace of Jerry Springer the Opera and the first London venue to present Punchdrunk, BAC nurtures talented emerging artists and is renowned for making some of the most cutting-edge new work in the UK. BAC works with artists who question traditional forms of theatre and make work that often doesn’t start life with a script. Theatre that blurs genres, challenges our view of the world and thrives on experiment. BAC presents performances across 70 rooms in our old town hall: in theatre spaces, offices, down in the basement and up in the attic. We also have events that spill out of the building and onto the street: in schools, supermarkets, laundrettes, on boating lakes or online.

Housed in a Grade II* listed old town hall, BAC is a place where artists, audience, participants and staff can play a role in inventing the future of theatre.

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Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN

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BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)

Lavender Hill
SW11 5TN
+44 (0)20 7223 2223


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4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)

5.0 out of 5 16 March 2014
by Laura S.

I love this place so much I got married in it! An awesome space with an air of faded glamour and rebellion. Quirky and unexpected without trying too hard. The BAC team are lovely and I pretty much couldn't recommend it more. They put on fun eclectic events and their bar/restaurant is cool, cosy and good value.more

4.0 out of 5 30 July 2013
by Danielle S.

this is a super venue - although, also a super hot venue! i came here to see an edinburgh fringe festival preview show. being a former resident of edinburgh, i've attended many fringe festivals over the years, and alex horne who was previewing his upcoming show here is one of my absolute favourites - you should definitely check him out given the chance.

my boyfriend & i had dinner in the...more

5.0 out of 5 18 April 2013
by Clare G.

What a beautiful venue! Full of character and atmosphere, a great big old organ and very friendly staff. There's a cute little bar with a good selection of nibbles and drinks for intervals.

Looking forward to seeing another show here soon!


3.0 out of 5 24 March 2013
by Heather P.

Seen/experienced two shows here: Fuel's "Ring", and Forced Entertainment's "The Coming Storm". Both were in different parts of the space, and utilized their locations well.

The venue's easy to get to - just a short walk from Clapham Junction station, or via bus. There is a modest bar/cafe downstairs to get a coffee or alcoholic beverage before the show. Limited selection of wine and beer...more

5.0 out of 5 18 March 2013
by MaryAnn Z.

This place is a total gem!! I wasn't sure what to expect, but we'd purchased tickets to a comedy night so figured we'd make an evening of it and trek down to Battersea. I loooved the grandness of the front entrance, but rumor has it they're moving that to a side entrance.

The bar is really cute and well appointed. They only had bottles listed on the menu, but there are taps! Even though the...more