Lavender Hill, Battersea
London, SW11 5TN
The Battersea Arts Centre is a performance space near Clapham Junction in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth that specialises in music and theatre productions. Sometimes, it is referred to as the National Theatre of the Fringe – a venue where new productions are first performed and honed prior to tours or possible transfers to the theatres of the West End.
The building itself is also incredible – it’s made up of spiral staircases and huge rooms with wooden floors and high ceilings. In addition to theatre, there are a number of amazing performance rooms set aside for dance, yoga and martial arts. It’s a perfect environment to be creative, get fit and there is even a café and bar…
Street Sessions uses the BAC’s Lower Hall and on occasions the Member’s Library for its dance courses.
From Clapham Junction train station:
The BAC is a 3 minute walk from Clapham Junction station – as you come out of the station (using the St John’s Hill exit) turn left and keep walking up the road and the BAC will be on your left hand side.
There are also numerous buses that will drop you directly outside the BAC – 345, 77, 87, 156 and G1 stop on Lavender Hill outside BAC. The night buses N77 and N345 also stop outside BAC. 35, 37, 39, 49, 170, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 344, and C3 buses either terminate at, or go through Clapham Junction.
Clapham Common tube station is about a 7-10 minutes walk away.
The Lower Hall can be accessed from the back entrance so head down around the side of the building (down theatre street) where you will find the Lower Hall entrance.
The member’s library can be accessed from the BAC main entrance. Just go up the centre staircase and turn right when you reach the top.