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Profile of registrant

Battersea Arts Centre

Identification number in the register: 78949055665-47
Registration date: 15/04/11 12:47:54

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

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Battersea Arts Centre
Acronym: BAC
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Other public or mixed entities, etc.

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Jubb
Position: Artistic Director and Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Scott MacColl
Position: Capital Project Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: - Lavender Hill 
London SW11 5TN
Telephone number: (+44 20) 732236557
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 58
Complementary information: The project involves the whole staff team of 58 people.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Enterprise
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 58
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

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Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2011 - 04/2012
Total budget: 1,500,000
of which public financing: 1,500,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 1,500,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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