facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
Are you missing theatre as much as we are? Support us now with Theatre Tokens and see your favourite shows when they reopen.

BAC leads BBC theatre night

Published 11 November 2015

The Battersea Arts Centre is working with the BBC and Arts Council England to create an evening of live theatre that will be broadcast on BBC Four this Sunday, 15 November, from 21:00.

The evening, which will be broadcast from Television Centre, features performances ranging from a man searching for real human contact and a performer with Tourette’s Syndrome desperately preparing for her television debut, to a reduxing of moments from the last 43 years of Television Centre and a Fringe First-winning performance based on interviews with Muslim female boxers.

In addition to performances by Gecko, Richard Dedomenici, Toutetteshero and Common Wealth, the evening will also include a performance of Brainstorm by Islington Community Theatre that will be available exclusively on iPlayer. The piece, exploring the lives and brains of teenagers, was previously staged at the National Theatre earlier this year.

Speaking about the evening of theatre, Battersea Arts Centre’s CEO David Jubb said: “For a long time, theatre created by independent artists has been perceived as fringe or experimental, as opposed to that created by big-building based theatres. This has always seemed odd to me because much of the theatre by independent artists is deeply accessible. In the music business, independent bands and musicians have mass followings and there is wide appreciation of the value they contribute to the scene. So I am excited by this first step in UK theatre and for these five independent theatre makers to present their work to a larger audience on television.”

Live From Television Centre is being broadcast by the BBC as part of its On Stage season celebrating Britain’s incredible theatre talent. More of the On Stage shows, including The Dresser, starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, and behind the scenes documentaries from a number of theatres around the UK, including Soho Theatre, can be found on the iPlayer.


Sign up

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.