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by Nina Raine

21 - 25 January 2020, 7.45pm

The Duchess of Malfi

by John Webster

11 - 15 February 2020, 7.45pm

The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe

3 - 7 March 2020, 7.45pm

What We Do

Putney Arts Theatre is home to two theatre groups, as well as having exhibitions, events and outside performance groups in regularly from the local community. 


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One of the leading adult amateur theatre companies in the UK.

We produce theatre that challenges our audiences, but also entertains them. We provide a friendly atmosphere, a rehearsal process that helps actors develop, get to know new friends and become a part of our local community. 


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We are a Young People's Theatre Company based in the heart of Putney. 

We run weekly drama classes for ages 4-19, holiday projects, and opportunities to be involved in performance, directing and technical theatre. We also have an education department and a graduate company called Little Echo.


Putney Arts Theatre

Putney Arts Theatre was formerly the Old Union Church, and the building dates from the mid-19th Century. 

The facilities of Putney Arts Theatre are available for hire as both performance space and rehearsal space, as well as a venue for meetings, exhibitions or private parties. 

What's On at PAT

There's always lots of fantastic productions, classes and events happening at Putney Arts Theatre.  You can find out more about these below, or click through to see our full listing.  

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    • 21/01/2020
    • 19:45
    • 25/01/2020
    • 19:45
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    “A common language can bring people together.

    Putney Theatre Company presents Tribes by Nina Raine

    Performance dates: Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 January 2020, 7.45pm (studio theatre)

    Billy is deaf, born into a hearing family who talk, and argue, a lot. He is the only one who really listens to what they each have to say. When he meets Sylvia, she shows him how to use British Sign Language and he is part of a new tribe now. One where a shared identity, community and culture matter to him more than he ever knew before. Billy’s life is changing, but is anyone ready to see what he has to say?


    • 11/02/2020
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    • 15/02/2020
    • 19:45
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    “For the good deed you have done me, I must do all the ill man can invent.

    Putney Theatre Company presents The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

    Performance dates: Tuesday 11 February - Saturday 15 February 2020, 7.45pm (main stage)

    Power corrupts its holders as well as those who feel its absence. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi explores the extremities of sanity, rage and lust while always returning to jealousy. The Duchess has power, but on what terms – and how fragile is it?

    Using live camera projections, movement and original music, this production will explore the façades of power, as well as how we understand gender in our public and private spheres.


    • 03/03/2020
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    • 07/03/2020
    • 19:45
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    “We’re always the same age inside.

    Putney Theatre Company presents The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Performance dates: Tuesday 3 March- Saturday 7 March 2020, 7.45pm  (main Stage)

    Every Sunday, a team of girls meet to play football. We listen to their secrets and their squabbles, from the seemingly unremarkable to the incredibly profound. Growing up is tough, especially in a confusing, fast-moving world. Alone it feels like it might be impossible to fathom, but as a pack, they’re fierce.

    Disarmingly funny, The Wolves is a portrait of self-discovery and ambition, speaking to the 16 year old in all of us.

    First seen in New York, this finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been an international hit.

    “As exhilarating a 90 minutes as you can hope to spend in the theatre… leaves you breathless.” Time Out

    “Theatre that keeps you on the edge of your seat” The New York Times

    “An astonishing new play. Extraordinary.” New York Magazine

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    • 17/03/2020
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    • 21/03/2020
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    “You can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night.

    Putney Theatre Company presents Killology by Gary Owen

    Performance dates: Tuesday 17 March - Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.45pm (studio theatre)

    It's only a game! Created from hatred. Designed for aggression. Played for gratification. It's entertainment. But what if it actually stokes the flames?

    Shocking, savage yet deeply tender, this Olivier Award-winning drama is a brutal, beautiful bruise of a play. Exploring the cause and effect of violence, it becomes a powerfully emotional drama about fathers and sons and the absence of love.

    First seen at the Royal Court Theatre, Killology contains scenes and dialogue that some people may find disturbing.

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    • 21/04/2020
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    • 25/04/2020
    • 19:45
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    “...the real tragedy of life was that you got what you wanted...

    Putney Theatre Company presents The Hollow by Agatha Christie

    Performance dates: Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.45pm (main stage)

    You are invited to join us for a weekend away at The Hollow, the home of Lord and Lady Angkatell. Noted guests include a prominent Harley Street doctor and his wife, a prominent sculptress, a fashionable sales assistant and a country landowner. When the world’s most famous film star makes an uninvited entrance, the weekend becomes more bloody than expected.

    Originally a Poriot story, Agatha Christie adapted her novel for the stage and this proved such a success she went on to write The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the world. Putney Theatre Company's modern-day version of this classic from the Queen of Crime promises to intrigue and thrill in equal measure because, after all, murder is timeless.

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    • 10/05/2020
    • 19:45
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    “I know my boy. I'd know if something happened to him.

    Putney Theatre Company presents  a rehearsed reading of Gut by Frances Poet

    Performance date: Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.45pm (main stage)

    How far will a parent go to protect their child from the potential evils of the world? Is it ok to trust others around your child or is it more dangerous not to trust at all? Frances Poet's Gut tackles themes of protection, guardianship and accountability, while challenging parental boundaries and family ties. But if a child cannot be trusted with its own parent... can they ever truly be safe?

    Gut was first produced in 2018 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in association with the National Theatre of Scotland.

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    A rehearsed reading – also known as a script-in-hand reading – involves actors performing a play without having to learn the script by heart.

    • 19/05/2020
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    • 23/05/2020
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    Is it better or worse to know the truth?

    Putney Theatre Company presents Truth or Dare, a new writing event.

    Performance dates: Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd May 2020, 7.45pm (studio theatre)

    Submissions have now closed for this event. We are currently in the process of choosing scripts to take forward to the next stage of development, before making the final decision on which pieces to produce by January 2020 for performance in May. 

    New Writing theme: Truth or Dare

    Whilst we roam around our world, questions arise about how well we know each individual we encounter and think we know already. Families, work colleagues, house mates, partners, friends and siblings all hold out at a life, whilst they stride through their everyday routines and aspirations.

    What would happen if one of those members sprung a truth you did not realise about them which could change one's outlook, perspective, thought process and view of that person? Would it change the values of people? Would you dare to push for the truth? Would it change the trajectory of one's life if a truth were to be told? Should we dare to open old wounds for the sake of others or even oneself? Would it be better or worse to know the truth?

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    • 23/06/2020
    • 05/07/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Putney Arts Theatre

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    All stories are for everyone to hear

    Putney Theatre Company presents Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Glyn Maxwell

    Performance dates: Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 June 2020, 7.45pm (main stage) and Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 July 2020, 3pm (outdoors)

    It is the era of The Three Musketeers, and swashbuckling swordsman-poet Cyrano is celebrated throughout Paris for his prowess in battle, his wit and his panache. However, his boisterous demeanour masks a secret sorrow: he adores the beautiful Roxane, yet fears to speak of his passion because he is convinced that his gigantic nose makes him too ugly to be loved.

    When handsome but tongue-tied young nobleman Christian joins his regiment, Cyrano seizes the opportunity to woo Roxane by proxy. But our hero must emerge victorious through duels, bitter rivalry and war to win the heart of his lady in Rostand’s rollicking epic of adventure and romance.

    Pleae note, tickets for the outdoor performances in July will be available nearer the time. 

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Past events

17/12/2019 Treasure Island
13/12/2019 The Inaccurate Conception – a rehearsed reading
05/12/2019 Peter Pan
21/11/2019 Group 64 Young Directors
15/11/2019 51st State Band
05/11/2019 Things I Know to Be True
15/10/2019 Radiant Vermin
24/09/2019 Enron
04/08/2019 Bad Jews
16/07/2019 Bed 13 at the OSO Arts Centre
11/07/2019 Hansel & Gretel
06/07/2019 The Odyssey - Outdoors
25/06/2019 The Odyssey
21/05/2019 Revolutions
10/05/2019 The Blue Room by David Hare - A Rehearsed Reading
23/04/2019 The Real Thing
21/03/2019 Young Company Double Bill
12/03/2019 Touch
19/02/2019 Closer
22/01/2019 The Retreat


We are a community theatre.

We make work that is any and sometimes all of the following: bold, adventurous, challenging, classic, new and sometimes more than a little bit silly. Above all, our work always strives to be of the highest standard.

We are driven by a community of active members that includes local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London. Being the base of both Putney Theatre Company and Group 64 Youth Theatre, we are driven by the hard work of our adult members and the playful experimentation of our youth.

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Formed in 1964 out of the coming together of a couple of local community drama groups, we began life as Group 64. 1968 saw us find a home in the Old Union Church which we continue to inhabit, gaining the freehold in the late 1990s with the help of a Lottery/Arts Council grant.

Throughout the years our plans for the building, acts of refurbishment and artistic output continued to expand alongside each other. In 1999 we brought Putney Players into our community and they became Putney Theatre Company with Group 64 looking after the dramatic pursuits of our young people. 

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Photography on this website is provided by numerous members over the years. In particular we would like to thank: Ben Copping, Martin Jessop, Rich Evans and Steve Lippett who have contributed so much to capturing our productions in such amazing quality.

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