An image of a pink backdrop with a figure sat on the shoulders of another figure wearing a green alien mask.

Lights Over Tesco Car Park: The Abductions


Time: Available to stream from 24 May – 13 Jun

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £6)

Running Time: TBC

Age Guidance: TBC

Lights Over Tesco Car Park: The Abductions will be developed by Poltergeist Theatre in collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre and LIVR. This new re-imagining will immerse audiences with stunning 360-degree virtual reality from the comfort of your own home.

The Abductions is a 360° experience, inspired by Poltergeist’s 2018 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe hit, Lights Over Tesco Car Park, that puts audiences at the centre of four historic alien abductions.

Poltergeist Theatre make narrative driven work in new ways, collaborating with a live audience. Their debut production Lights Over Tesco Car Park won the Samuel French New Play Award 2018 with a sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, followed by a second sell-out hit; the critically acclaimed Art Heist (winner of New Diorama & Underbelly Untapped Award 2019).

The Abductions is supported by Battersea Arts Centre & LIVR, in association with The Rose Theatre, Kingston and funded by Arts Council England.

Part of our Wild Times Season


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.


Once you have booked your ticket for your chosen show, you will receive a confirmation e-ticket from our box office to confirm your purchase. Ahead of the start date of your performance, you will receive a pre-show email from us containing everything you need to know about how to stream your content.

You will be directed to the event page where there will be the option to login with your account details used to buy your tickets, and from there you will be able to stream your content.

Please note whether your chosen performance has a specific start time or is available ON DEMAND for the duration of the show run.


This event takes place online.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information.


Because this is new work, we are unable to communicate in advance what the show’s content will be.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to. You can adjust the brightness and volume of your device at any time.

If you need to take a break, we recommend moving away from your device to do so. If you decide to turn off the performance, you will be able to stream the content another time so long as it is before 12:00am on the final show date.

Further Information


Pre-show information coming soon…