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Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre pioneers new practice in contemporary theatre. At the heart of their mission is a process called Scratch, that places the artist and audience in a creative dialogue to develop new ideas.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £689,898
  • 2013-2014: £705,766
  • 2014-2015: £724,116

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About Battersea Arts Centre

Find out about what we do at Battersea Arts Centre in this short animated film. To read more about everything featured in the film follow this link https://www.bac.org.uk/content/32658/about_us/about_us/find_out_more

Brand New Ancients on Film - Part 3

More info and tickets: http://brandnewancientstour.com/ In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre, embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients. The tour includes 9 London venues including the Royal Opera House, Harrow Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre, as well as 5 regional venues across the country from Contact in Manchester to Brighton Dome as well as heading to New York at St. Ann's Warehouse. In collaboration with director Joe Roberts, Battersea Arts Centre has produced three short films interpreting Kate's spoken word through moving image, which will be released across the tour. This is the second of the three part series. Part one can be found here: http://bit.ly/1hy2jBU Directed by Joe Roberts Drawings by Mista Breakfast Movement and composition by Berkavitch. Produced by Battersea Arts Centre Brand New Ancients is written by Kate Tempest A Kate Tempest & Battersea Arts Centre Co-production Co-commissioned by the Albany

Beatbox Academy at Play Festival | 21 - 22 March | Battersea Arts Centre

See Beatbox Academy live at Play Festival. Find out more: http://bit.ly/1evyTBC Be transported back to the most carefree days of your life at this three night festival. Let go of your inhibitions and become a kid again.

The Story of Orpheus & Eurydice

Orpheus Battersea Arts Centre | 8 April - 17 May Book Now: http://www.bac.org.uk/orpheus Following popular and critical success, Orpheus returns next year. Be transported to 1930s Paris for a glamorous and unique night out in a bygone era. Set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the Greek myth. Orpheus is a Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre co-production. Little Bulb Theatre are produced by Farnham Maltings.

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Orpheus Trailer 2014

Orpheus Battersea Arts Centre | 8 April - 17 May Book Now: http://www.bac.org.uk/orpheus Following popular and critical success, Orpheus returns next year. Be transported to 1930s Paris for a glamorous and unique night out in a bygone era. Set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the Greek myth. Orpheus is a Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre co-production. Little Bulb Theatre are produced by Farnham Maltings.

Major Tom by Victoria Melody, on tour | The Collaborative Touring Network

MAJOR TOM ON TOUR | Coming to Gloucester, Hull, Great Yarmouth, Thanet, Torbay Darlington as part of Battersea Arts Centre's Collaborative Touring Network How an unlikely pair of underdogs became a beauty queen and championship show dog. Major Tom is the true story of how an average 34 year-old and her unruly Basset Hound, Major Tom, became a beauty queen and a champion show dog. Major Tom and Victoria immerse themselves in the obsessive and confusing realm of personal scrutiny as they participate as genuine contestants with a determination to win. Featuring documentary film footage and accompanied on stage by her dog, Victoria explores the British fascination with celebrities, beauty and winning. DATES 21 - 22 March, Gloucester | strikealightfestival.org.uk 28 March, Hull | headsupfestival.org.uk 11 March, Great Yarmouth | seachangearts.org.uk 19 - 21 April, Thanet | loopingtheloopfestival.org.uk 4 - 5 May, Torbay | doorsteparts.co.uk/theatre 18 May, Darlington | jabberwockymarket.org.uk Commissioned and produced by Farnham Maltings Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, The Showroom Chichester and MAKE, Ireland Supported by Arts Council England

Audience Reactions to Ballad of the Burning Star

At Battersea Arts Centre 17 Feb - 8 Mar 2014 Book Now: http://www.bac.org.uk/ballad

Major Tom Trailer

Tickets and more information: http://www.bac.org.uk/major A show about how an unlikely pair of underdogs became a beauty queen and championship show dog. 10 - 15 Mar 2014 at Battersea Arts Centre

Brand New Ancients On Film - Part 2

More info and tickets: http://brandnewancientstour.com/ In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre, embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients. The tour includes 9 London venues including the Royal Opera House, Harrow Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre, as well as 5 regional venues across the country from Contact in Manchester to Brighton Dome as well as heading to New York at St. Ann's Warehouse. In collaboration with director Joe Roberts, Battersea Arts Centre has produced three short films interpreting Kate's spoken word through moving image, which will be released across the tour. This is the second of the three part series. Part one can be found here: http://bit.ly/1hy2jBU Directed by Joe Roberts Drawings by Mista Breakfast Movement and composition by Berkavitch. Produced by Battersea Arts Centre Brand New Ancients is written by Kate Tempest A Kate Tempest & Battersea Arts Centre Co-production Co-commissioned by the Albany

Nir Paldi on Ballad of the Burning Star

Ballad of the Burning Star Battersea Arts Centre | 17 Feb - 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Tickets from £12 Book Now: http://www.bac.org.uk/ballad Nir Paldi, Artistic Director of Theatre Ad Infinitum, talks about how his experiences growing up in Israel inspired the show.

Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy present The Seven Ages of Man: The Making of Me

To find out more about our Beatbox Academy and the ways in which you could get involved head here: http://bit.ly/1bgcRDs Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy is a group of London's most talented young Beatboxers, vocalists and MC's aged 13-21.

The Making of Orpheus

Following popular and critical success, Orpheus returns 8 April - 17 May 2014. Little Bulb Theatre reveal their thoughts on the making of the show. BOOK TICKETS https://www.bac.org.uk/orpheus Set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the Greek myth. Be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician Django Reinhardt has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus. Battersea Arts Centre's opulent Grand Hall will become a 1930s music hall, for a glamorous night out in a bygone era. A Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre co-production. Sponsored by Bloomberg Futures.

Orpheus Audience Reactions

Following popular and critical success, Orpheus returns 8 April - 17 May 2014. See what our audiences thought of the show last year. BOOK TICKETS https://www.bac.org.uk/orpheus Set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the Greek myth. Be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician Django Reinhardt has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus. Battersea Arts Centre's opulent Grand Hall will become a 1930s music hall, for a glamorous night out in a bygone era. A Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre co-production. Sponsored by Bloomberg Futures.

Ballad of the Burning Star Trailer

Ballad of the Burning Star 17 Feb - 8 March | 7.30pm Book Now: https://www.bac.org.uk/ballad

The Good Neighbour

Book Now https://www.bac.org.uk/content/29759/see_whats_on/current_shows/tuck_in/the_good_neighbour A Battersea Arts Centre and Bloomberg Production

Brand New Ancients On Film - Part 1

More info: http://brandnewancientstour.com/ This November, performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre, embark on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients. The tour will include 9 London venues including the Royal Opera House, Harrow Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre, as well as 5 regional venues across the country from Contact in Manchester to Brighton Dome as well as headiing to New York at St. Ann's Warehouse. In collaboration with director Joe Roberts, Battersea Arts Centre has produced three short films interpreting Kate's spoken word through moving image, which will be released across the tour. This is the first of the three part series. Directed by Joe Roberts Produced by Battersea Arts Centre Brand New Ancients is written by Kate Tempest A Kate Tempest & Battersea Arts Centre Co-production Co-commissioned by the Albany

Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre on tour: Brand New Ancients

Tickets and more information: http://brandnewancientstour.com The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the cafe, The gods can't afford the deposit on their flat... Winged sandals tearing up the pavement, Me, you, everyone, brand new ancients. Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think. A Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre co-production Co-commissioned by the Albany Royal Court Theatre | 14 -16 Nov Spitalfields Music Winter Festival | 16 Dec Young Vic Theatre | 3 Jan Lyric Hammersmith | 7 Jan St. Ann's Warehouse, NYC | 10 - 19 Jan Southbank Centre | 29 Jan MAC, Birmingham | 14 - 15 Feb Contact, Manchester | 21 -- 22 Feb North Wall, Oxford | 25 - 26 Feb West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds | 27 - 28 Feb Brighton Dome | 7 -- 8 Mar The Linbury Studio at Royal Opera House | 10 Mar Harrow Arts Centre | 20 Mar The Albany | 22 Mar Battersea Arts Centre's Grand Hall | 18--20 Apr

Gym Party Trailer

Gym Party A new show by Made In China 15 October - 2 November | 8pm Battersea Arts Centre Book Now: www.bac.org.uk/gymparty

The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity

Book now: https://www.bac.org.uk/content/29624/see_whats_on/current_shows/cook_up/the_various_lives_of_infinite_nullity

The Great Escape - A Borrower's Tale

Book tickets: https://www.bac.org.uk/greatescape

London Stories Trailer

London Stories: A 1-on-1-on-1 Festival BOOK NOW: http://www.bac.org.uk/londonstories 16 - 28 September | 7pm & 8.45pm Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre's Homegrown's Beatbox Academy - get involved

Want to join the Beatbox Academy? Our next set of auditions are 11 Jan 2 - 4pm. More info: http://bit.ly/1bgcRDs Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Acamedy happens every week on Thursday evenings for 12 - 21s. Everyone welcome, whatever your level of experience. Homegrown is a theatre and music programme for people aged 12 - 25 - find out more www.bac.org.uk/homegrown

'Ring' returns to Battersea Arts Centre

After a sell-out run in March, surreal sound journey in the dark 'Ring'

The Agency: Makers of Change

The Agency aims to empower young people to effect positive change in their own communities through an innovative new model developed in Brazil.

Swing Patrol dancing after Orpheus

On Friday 26 April Swing Patrol came to dance after the performance of Orpheus whilst Little Bulb played live in the bar. It was a great atmosphere!

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166 Old Town Hall
Lavender Hill
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London
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