BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)


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.

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.

This is theatre that blurs genres, challenges your view of the world and thrives on experiment. BAC presents events that spill out of the building and onto the streets of London.

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BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)

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

4.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)

5.0 out of 5 24 August 2015
by Alex L.

I've seen some of the most interesting and creative performances here, so I can say this place definitely worth a visit. The building is quirky but I like it. There are beautiful murals and stained glass everywhere and the people that work there are really nice and friendly. The tickets are reasonably priced as well.more

4.0 out of 5 19 May 2015
by Adele D.

We used the facilities for the babies that was good fun, I was told it was free but had to pay 3 when I got there. The place is great for babies and toddlers though. We went to try the cafe but they stopped serving food at 3.30 so hopefully next timemore

4.0 out of 5 8 May 2014
by Erica U.

Saw Orpheus here, I've had lunch here, even just walked in to see what the place is about. What an incredible space. Its large and spacious reaped in elegance and moxie. Nothing says community theatre than this place. its a great place to just hang out in.more

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

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