Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

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Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) was described by the Guardian in January 2007 as 'Britain's most influential theatre'. The organisation was awarded Best Community Contribution Award in November 2006 at the Wandsworth Business Awards in recognition of our groundbreaking participatory programmes which engage thousands of children and young people from South London in work with professional artists related to our creative programme. Current participatory work includes projects with the 50 young people identified in partnership with the Youth Justic Board as most likely to offend in Wandsworth, projects working with former Education Action Zone schools and an 'after hours' programme for people from all backgrounds.

Our creative programme is risk-taking and experimental. It begins with 'Scratch' - work-in-progress performances - by diverse artists in small studios and at the apex currently includes a building wide promende co-production with Punchdrunk; The Masque of the Red Death. This show is running for four months across 59 animated spaces, 3 weeks into the run the production is entirely sold out.

Founded 1981

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