Browse our events from 2016-2018.
By Let’s All Dance
Don’t be late for this very important date!
A fantastical new ballet for the whole family!
Come and join Alice as she enters the curiouser and curiouser world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.
BY THEATRE CONSPIRACY
Foreign Radical by Theatre Conspiracy
An international smash hit from Canada
Foreign Radical invites 30 participants into an intriguing theatrical game that explores security, profiling, freedom of expression, and privacy in the age of cyber-surveillance. Mobile throughout the performance, the participants collaborate, compete, investigate, debate, and spy on each other.
BY THE WHEELS ON DEBUSSY
A magical musical adventure.
Written and performed by extraordinary cellist, virile baritone, compelling actor, Matthew Sharp (The Daily Telegraph).
Join us for beloved stories, bewitching music and the once in a lifetime chance to help our heroes and heroines along the way to come together in one unforgettable, epic and intimate show.
BY NON ZERO ONE
You are Ground Control, and Futuretron is asking for your help to decide the future of a new planet. Here's the situation: in 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets.
Now, in present day, the sensors aboard Shuttle X27-40 indicate that it may have found just such a planet. The three astronauts on board are about to be woken from their hypersleep... they need your help.
BY BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY
a funny, friendly morning of top comedy, and…you can bring your baby!
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the UKs premier baby friendly comedy club with the funniest comedy stars from the circuit and TV. Their events are all about you, the parents! But don’t worry they also take great care of younger guests.
BY STRANGEFACE THEATRE COMPANY
Beached is a tiny tale is all about Arnold whose walk becomes an adventure....
The miniature “set” is a box with StrangeFace's trademark puppets. A soundtrack is played on headphones for each audience member, creating a world to share round the table.
One table, one puppet, one big adventure!
BY BYRON VINCENT AND DAVE MCGINN
What do you do when you have a best mate who is so sad he might die?
Especially considering up until now your friendship has mostly consisted of a mutual appreciation of 90s hip hop, borderline alcoholism and finding creative ways to call each other d*ckhead.
Byron is a bipolar performance artist, Dave only communicates in insults. Together they must find a way to fix Byron's broken soul before it's too late. Funny, tragic and shockingly honest, this is a true story of hopelessness and friendship told by two men on a desperate quest for happiness.
A Eulogy for a Living Soul
BY VICTORIA MELODY
This spring, artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, celebrity TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter.
In 2013, Mike Melody was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Victoria was put in charge of planning the funeral her Dad would want – complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in Blackpool FC’s tangerine colour and a New Orleans jazz procession. A year later the doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike. But they are going ahead with the funeral anyway…
BY BIG IMAGINATIONS AND TURNED ON IT'S HEAD
Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through the squishiest, squashiest show for babies, young children and their grown-ups!
Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime and dreamtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash. Follow a dad and daughter as they take you on a journey through springy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch. You also get to meet the leggy character Splegs, who needs a bit of help walking. Have a boogie at the baby disco and enjoy playtime at the end!
By Let’s All Dance
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon….
After a sell-out tour last year, Let’s All Dance is delighted to present this gorgeous original ballet, which takes a fresh and humorous look at the famous Lear poem.
By Kid Carpet
A fun packed interactive rock show suitable for small kids, big kids and animals!
Come and rock out with Kid Carpet!
Kid Carpet performs songs from his hit family theatre shows while inviting the audience to play ping pong, help catch a lost sandwich in space and take part in a grand dance contest.
By James Fritz
Look at all those couples. Which one will leave. Which one will run. Which one is cheating on the other. Which one will die first. Him. Him. Her. Him.
Ross & Rachel tells the mind-bending, heart-breaking story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together.
In this disquieting duologue for one performer, Olivier-nominee and Critics Circle Most Promising Playwright winner James Fritz (Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds, Hampstead Theatre/West End) takes an unflinching look at the myths of modern love.
By Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet
The Castle Builder is an emotional and hard rocking journey into the hearts and souls that exist on the outer limits of creativity and building regulations.
Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn take you on a musical, magical, moving and comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. A smash hit success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
By Likely Story Theatre and Kirsty Harris
Where do all the children play? Where have all the playgrounds gone?
Join the team of Almost Always Muddy in their Junk Yard playground of treasures and build them a place to tell their story.
Almost Always Muddy is an immersive storytelling experience.
BY THEATRE AD INFINITUM
Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice.
When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
Using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song; multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge.
BY TOM PENN
A Tom Penn and Battersea Arts Centre Co-Production
Let’s go on a journey.
Let’s sail through the sky and dive deep beneath the ocean.
Let’s go together.
Step into a tented den and discover a magical world to explore and play in.
Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan, this immersive new show for children aged 1-3 uses beautiful 360 video projections, original music and performance to tell the story of a child’s imagination.
By Shannon Yee
An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.
Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds.
BY BRIGITTE APHRODITE
"Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression... I have a beautiful black dog and I call her Creshendorius." Brigitte Aphrodite
Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter.
Billed as part of Paint The Town festival, this is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope.
‘Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen’.
At 3.40pm on May 11th 1985, a small fire broke out in the main stand at Valley Parade football ground during the last game of the season. Within four minutes, the wooden structure was ablaze.
Adapted solely from over sixty real-life testimonies, this bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre pays homage to the supporters who lost their lives in one of the darkest days in British footballing history.
By Rhiannon Armstrong
The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid is an evolving collection of anonymous testimonies donated by members of the public, which began as a one-to-one performance. The web version was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The Space.