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URGENT APPEAL

We are in unprecedented times. 

Putney Arts Theatre will only survive the next few months with the help of our community.  We need you.  

All our performances have been suspended as per government guidance. Our ability to generate revenue from our productions has therefore been completely removed. 

It costs £85 a day just to keep the theatre paying its bills, even when closed.   

Please support us by either giving us a one off donation by clicking 'Donate Now' or even better please consider becoming a regular giver and supporting us through a monthly amount of £5, £10, £20 or even more amazingly £50 a month.  

Help Putney Arts Theatre

39%
Goal:
£10,000.00
Collected:
£3,865.00

Update on our productions: 18 March 2020

Putney Theatre Company

Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone the following shows: The HollowTruth or Dare?Gut and Cyrano de Bergerac. Rehearsals and auditions have also ceased for all productions.

Ticket-holders for the above shows will be contacted by our Box Office team in order to arrange exchanges and credit notes. We ask that you bear with us during this process.

The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.

Group 64

You can read a statement from Group 64 about the current situation here

Killology
All Performances cancelled

(17 to 21 March)

Young Company
all performances cancelled

(25 to 28 March)


The Hollow
All performances Postponed

(21 to 25 April)


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. 

PUTNEY THEATRE COMPANY

Two Female Actors with Puppet

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. 


GROUP 64 Theatre FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Two young actors jumping in the air

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.


Venue
Hire

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.  

Upcoming Productions

Other events

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Upcoming events

    • 21/04/2020
    • 19:45
    • 25/04/2020
    • 19:45
    • Putney Arts Theatre

      ALL PERFORMACES POSTPONED

    Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone its production of The Hollow, which was due to be performed 21 to 25 April 2020.

    Ticket-holders will be contacted by our Box Office team in order to arrange exchanges and credit notes. We ask that you bear with us during this process.

    The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.

    • 10/05/2020
    • 19:45
    • Putney Arts Theatre

     PERFORMANCE POSTPONED

    Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone its production of Gut, which was due to be performed on 10 May 2020.

    The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.

    • 19/05/2020
    • 19:45
    • 23/05/2020
    • 19:45
    • Putney Arts Theatre

     ALL PERFORMANCES POSTPONED

    Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone its production of Truth or Dare? - New Writing, which was due to be performed 19 to 23 May 2020.

    Ticket-holders will be contacted by our Box Office team in order to arrange exchanges and credit notes. We ask that you bear with us during this process.

    The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.

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

     ALL PERFORMANCES POSTPONED

    Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone its production of Cyrano de Bergerac, which was due to be performed 21 to 25 April 2020.

    Ticket-holders will be contacted by our Box Office team in order to arrange exchanges and credit notes. We ask that you bear with us during this process.

    The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.

    • 10/08/2020
    • 18:20
    • 15/08/2020
    • 19:30
    • Putney Arts Theatre

    Tickets available soon from Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Photo by @bencopping

    Putney Theatre Company’s production of BED13, a new play by Marcia Kelson, with original music by Geoff Hewitt, is going to the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Performance dates: Monday 10 to Saturday 15 August 2020

    Venue: The Space at Niddry Street, Upper Theatre (just off the Royal Mile), Edinburgh

    Tickets: available online soon

    The NHS has a funding crisis. A&E is full. Ambulances are queueing up outside. Part comedy, part serious social commentary, this play with songs explores the heart-warming and heart-rending stories of patients in A&E’s Bed 13. Papatango Prize long-listed.

    Image credit: Ben Copping

    Audience reactions from our short run in 2019

    "The pride, passion, pain, frustration, joy, sadness and humour of life in the NHS was beautifully told - and sung - by a brilliant cast." (Audience member)

    "Fantastic play with many important messages." (General Practitioner)

    "A great way to accurately but dramatically demonstrate the pressures facing the NHS without preaching at the audience." (Consultant Obstetrician)

    "Captures the good, bad and ugly of working in today’s NHS. Serious issues are tackled head on but with great heart, humanity and humour." (Research nurse)

    Read a review of the previous run of BED13 on the Mark Aspen blog.

    Tickets available soon

Past events

25/03/2020 Young Company Double Bill - Postponed
17/03/2020 Killology- Postponed
03/03/2020 The Wolves
27/02/2020 Witches Can't Be Burned
11/02/2020 The Duchess of Malfi
21/01/2020 Tribes
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

ABOUT US

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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OUR MISSION

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OUR HISTORY

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OUR PEOPLE

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OUR PARTNERS

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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CONTACT US


Tel: 020 8788 6943
info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk
www.putneyartstheatre.org.uk
Charity No. 1157481


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