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Battersea Arts Centre

Identification number in the register: 78949055665-47
Registration date: 15/04/2011 12:47:54

The information on this entity was last modified on: 02/04/2014 14:28:30
The date of the last annual update was: 02/04/2014 14:28:30

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Battersea Arts Centre


Company Limited by Guarantee

    Section of registration

VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.

Other public or mixed entities, etc.

    Contact details

Lavender Hill, -
London SW11 5TN

(+44 20) 732236557


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  David Jubb

Artistic Director and Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Scott MacColl

Capital Project Manager

    Goals / remit

National newspapers state that BAC is ‘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. We work 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. We present performances across 70 rooms in our old town hall: in theatre spaces, offices, down in the basement and up in the attic.

Housed in a beautiful Grade II* listed former town hall, Battersea Arts Centre offers a wide mixture of shows and discussions, home-made food and drink, weddings and dances, family fun and creative learning. You can also explore the political and cultural history of the building by through our archive.

Battersea Arts Centre is a place where everyone plays a role in inventing the future of theatre. We invite you to experience unfinished shows, to offer ideas and feedback. We call this SCRATCH. Finished shows are then performed throughout the building and often go on to stages across London, the UK and the world.

We believe theatre can change lives for the better. We aim to use creativity to tackle challenges in our community: engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of projects. Artists live in the building all year round, as part of our creative community and we are open daily for everyone to use and explore.

“Britain’s most influential theatre” The Guardian

Battersea Arts Centre received the Dan Crawford Innovation Award(sponsored by Nica Burns) as part of the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards 2013.

We deliver an extensive programme of activity each year which includes:

Over 220,000 visits by 100,000 people for theatre productions and participatory workshops, weddings, tea dances, community groups and corporate events.
We work with over 400 artists to develop new forms of theatre and connect with audiences and participants.
We engage over 3,000 local children, young people and older people through tailored learning activities.

  • national
  • regional/local


We have recently engaged in an OJEU process to select a building contractor for the next phase of our capital building project, starting on-site in September 2014.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


The project involves the whole staff team of 58 people.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Enterprise
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

04/2011  -  04/2012

1,500,000 €

1,500,000 €



1,500,000 €





    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.