After the tragic fire at Battersea Arts Centre, the team managed to re-opened the building twenty-four hours after the fire, thanks to the amazing emergency services, as well as brilliant assistance from local organisations. And to face all their new challenges, they are lucky to have received fantastic support from people all over the UK and beyond. Now they are looking to re-build the Grand Hall, brick by brick, whilst completing our current capital project which was, mercifully, unaffected by the fire. The programme of activities and shows continues, and they are working on some exciting surprises in the months ahead. And with a creative approach to office space and support from their insurers, we’re able to keep their staff team working in the building which is great news.
David Jubb has been writing some blogs since the fire which can be accessed here with the most up to date at the top, if you want more information about how we have approached things since the fire. You can also see an outline of the ways people can help us here.
Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Fundraiser
An evening of live entertainment featuring Bridget Christie, Stewart Lee, Mackenzie Crook and Forced Entertainment.
Stewart Lee. Tim Key, Bridget Christie, Arthur Smith, Mackenzie Crook, Jackson’s Way
Theatre and literature
Lemn Sissay, Toby Jones, Forced Entertainment
Music and cabaret
BAC Beatbox Academy, Kneehigh Band,
numbers from Jerry Springer the Opera
All proceeds go to the Phoenix Fund, supporting the recovery of Battersea Arts Centre following the fire.
Be a major supporter of the Phoenix Fund and buy a VIP ticket at £100, guaranteeing yourself the best seats in the house and special treats on the night.
We’re looking forward to our Phoenix Fundraiser at Southbank Centre on Saturday 18th April, do spread the word if you can.