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PAY WHAT YOU CAN

As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider on the booking page to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, the slider is set at a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.

1 Sep

Josie Long: Work in Progress

Josie Long is a multi-award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster, and film-maker. She is a trailblazer of the UK comedy industry, as the first woman to be nominated 3 times for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (2010 - 2012).

1 Sep

Nabil Abdulrashid: Work in Progress

Join Nabil Abdulrashid (Britain's Got Talent, BBC Funny Festival Live) as he tries out some new stand-up material.

2 Sep

Crybabies: Bagbeard

Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees Crybabies on their latest sketch and storytelling adventure about finding home, forbidden love, magic, mystery, town planning, owl summoning and discarded cardboard tubing.

3 Sep

The Free Association Presents: Summer Camp

Proudly presenting: Summer Camp. That’s right, some of the best queer performers from leading London Improv Theatre The Free Association are putting on a show!

3, 17 Sep & 1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Jacuzii

Come on in, the water’s fine... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star cast of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest.

5 Sep

Sarah Keyworth: Work in Progress

An hour of new material from Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee Sarah Keyworth.

6 Sep

Jordan Brookes: Work in Progress

Jordan won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe with his hit show I’ve Got Nothing.

8 Sep

Alfie Brown: Work in Progress

Alfie’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation. Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage.

9 Sep

Elf Lyons Talks Dirty for an Hour

Award winning comedian Elf Lyons invites you for an hour of revelry, raconteuring and comedy your great-grandad would consider 'indecent' for a lady to listen to.

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Limited Availability

Sep 10

The Free Association Presents: I'm Not Here To Make Friends

Sit back and enjoy a juicy new improvised Reality TV show, available for one night only. Bring that sickening soggy bottom and give us four yeses because we are 100% your type on paper, okurrr?

11 Sep

Alison Spittle: Work in Progress

Alison Spittle is an award-winning writer and comedian who can regularly be heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBCRadio 4’s Grownup Land.

12 Sep

Nigel Ng: Work in Progress

Nigel Ng works out new material for his show. He hopes at least some of it will be good. Life has changed a lot since he last performed, and he's still getting used to his new role of egg fried rice critic.

14 & 22 Sep

Shelf: One Man Band (Work in Progress)

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. One of them is tone deaf, so technically they're a musical single act and guest. In their brand new show, One Man Band, watch how Shelf over come the odds to create musical comedy and slamming EDM.

14 Sep

Brennan Reece: Happy Sad

Happy Sad is a hilarious yet heart-breaking exploration of how the world can get you down, and the reasons you find to pick yourself back up again.

15 Sep

Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress

An hour of new material from the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report.

15 Sep

Harriet Kemsley: Work in Progress

It's a new show in from Harriet Kemsley as seen on '8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Hypothetical', 'Bobby & Harriet Get Married', ‘Guessable’, 'Comedy Central at The Comedy Store', 'Pants on Fire' and 'Roast Battle'.

16 Sep

Heidi Regan: Work in Progress

With over a decade’s experience as a comedy writer, Heidi has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the stand-up comedy ranks.

17 Sep

The Free Association Presents: The Nearly News Show

Join some of the UK’s top improv comedians as they present comprehensive coverage and hilarious in-depth analysis of the real stories behind today’s headlines, as selected by the studio audience.

3, 17 Sep & 1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Jacuzii

Come on in, the water’s fine... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star cast of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest.

18 Sep

Chris Washington: Work in Progress

Rising star Chris Washington is taking the comedy industry and audiences by storm.

19 Sep

Mamoun Elagab: Work in Progress

A work in progress hour from a rising star of the circuit. “Chilled composure and a fascinating back-story... a comic who you’d like to hear more from” (Chortle).

21 Sep

Larry Dean: Work in Progress

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean is here to try out some brand-new jokes.

14 & 22 Sep

Shelf: One Man Band (Work in Progress)

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. One of them is tone deaf, so technically they're a musical single act and guest. In their brand new show, One Man Band, watch how Shelf over come the odds to create musical comedy and slamming EDM.

22 Sep

Ivo Graham: Work in Progress

Work in progress from a life in progress. Previously nominated for ‘Best Show’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, and as seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Limited Availability

23 Sep

Elf Lyons & Enemies

‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer’, join award winning clown and comic Elf Lyons as she hosts a vibrant and vivacious night celebrating the talents of her nemeses.

24 Sep

The Free Association Presents: Minority Report

This is Minority Report, a group made up exclusively of BAME players. Join them for an hour of uproarious improv, also featuring special guest comedians.

24 Sep

The Free Association Presents: Starry Starry Eyes

Who will they be tonight? Join us for this totally improvised, totally hilarious singing talent show.

25 Sep

Fern Brady: Work in Progress

Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady is writing her new show ahead of a nationwide tour in 2022.

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25 Sep

Ed Night: Work in Progress

Ed is a prodigious talent and one the youngest stars of the UK comedy circuit. In 2017 he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer.

26 Sep

Bobby Mair: Work in Progress

A new hilarious hour! Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London. Host of ITV2's Killer Camp.

28 Sep

Christopher Bliss: Bonanza In Progress

Christopher Bliss is a village-renowned novelist and son of two. He's been blasting novels out his pencil till the cows come home and would love to trot them out to someone other than his bathroom mirror.

29 Sep

Funny Femmes Triple Bill: Work in Progress

Three badass funny femmes present you with a hilariously diverse triple bill of comedy.

29 Sep

Laura Smyth: Work in Progress

Laura Smyth is a comedian and winner of The Funny Women Awards 2019. This, her first WiP comedy hour, explores all the advice she has ever been given and ignored, or attempted and forgotten.

30 Sep

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Fast becoming everyone’s favourite Mancunian comedian, BBC New Comedy Award finalist Josh Jones has quickly made a name for himself as the cutest piece of arse on the comedy scene.

30 Sep

Lucy Pearman: Work in Progress

I'm going to be trying some new things at the absolutely excellent BAC. There might be some nice stuff, some things won't work at all but hopefully something will.

1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Brand New Show

Watch this space for details of a brand new narrative comedy show from leading London Improv Theatre The Free Association.

3, 17 Sep & 1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Jacuzii

Come on in, the water’s fine... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star cast of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest.

3 Oct

Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s! (Preview)

This work-in-progress is about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves. 

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1 Sep

Josie Long: Work in Progress

Josie Long is a multi-award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster, and film-maker. She is a trailblazer of the UK comedy industry, as the first woman to be nominated 3 times for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (2010 - 2012).

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We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard; following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to ensure processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and social/physical distancing.

Creative development at Battersea Arts Centre is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund. Creative development projects with disabled artists are also supported by Necessity.