Battersea Arts Centre and Wild Rumpus

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1, 4, 5, 11 December – Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £15)
2, 3, 6 – 10, 12 – 24 December – Standard Price £16.50, Child £14.50, Disabled Person £8*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time

Standard entry timeslots – We recommend spending around 30 minutes in the experience

‘Take Your Time’ entry timeslots – These are intended for those who require additional time to enjoy the experience, and are available at 2:30pm and 7:45pm each day from 8 December onwards. For these timeslots we recommend spending 45 minutes in the experience.

Age Recommendation: 2+ but all ages are welcome

Solstice ‘Babes-In-Arms’ policy – Children under the age of 2 can go free. No ticket required.

This event takes place throughout Battersea Arts Centre

“A shimmering, heart-on-sleeve ode to nature for children”
The Guardian

“An easy winner if you are looking for a show for young children this holiday season”
Spy in the Stalls

Solstice is a brand new immersive trail through the seasons, with magical creatures and a festive adventure for all the family.   

Under the light of the moon, you will move through a winter wonderland where animals are hibernating and people are tucked away in their cosy houses. Journey through the maze of Battersea Arts Centre’s corridors and hidden spaces, and discover magical creatures at every turn, as they guide you through the crisp new beginnings of spring, the colour explosion of summer and the bountiful harvest of autumn. 

This enchanting new light-trail marks the first collaboration between BAC and Wild Rumpus, an award-winning immersive events company that focus on nature connectedness, collective wonder and the power of play.  



Why not stay for a little longer and meet with Santa?
Bring your loved ones as we create our own mini-North Pole, with the experience including a small gift and the opportunity to have your picture taken with old Saint Nick.

Book here for Santa’s Grotto




BAC would like to thank our Solstice partner, Charles Holloway, for his generous support.


Choose Dates & Book

BOOK here for standard entry timeslots

Standard Price £16.50*
Child £14.50*
Disabled Person £8*

Pay What You Can options on 1, 4, 5, 11 December (Recommended Price £15)*


Book here for ‘Take Your Time’ entry timeslots

Standard Price £16.50*
Child £14.50*
Disabled Person £8*

Pay What You Can options on 11 December (Recommended Price £15)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.



This event takes place in various spaces around the building. All spaces are on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.





Santa’s Grotto

Santa Claus is making a scheduled stop at Battersea Arts Centre this December.

Why not stay for a little longer and meet with old Saint Nick.

Book here for Santa’s Grotto

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