Battersea Arts Centre

Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, London

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre reopened in 2018 after a major, award winning restoration project.

Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, LondonGrand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, London

Theatreplan created the technical solutions which allow for the widest possible range of activities to take place in the Grand Hall.

Battersea Arts Centre first opened in 1974 in what was Battersea Town Hall. It has since become a key theatre player in London, and has presented iconic productions including work from Punchdrunk, Kombat Opera and the original London production of Jerry Springer: The Opera.

Working with Haworth Tompkins, Theatreplan ensured technical installations were cleverly concealed within the beautiful timber grid ceiling, where our innovative suspension system placed acoustic banners, hoists and tracks in the roof space, preserving the ceiling’s visual impact. Discreet placement of other technical installations preserve the rooms grandeur whilst ensuring its adapability.

The lighting, sound and video technology has digital connectivity between equipment, ensuring ease of use, economical maintenance and more powerful capability, with built-in future-proofing.

Battersea Arts Centre is now technically equipped to flourish at the centre of London’s cultural life for many years to come.

Haworth Tompkins

Completion date

Project venue type
Community Art Centre


£13.3 Million

Project Awards


  • The Stage, Theatre Building of the Year Award
  • RIBA London Award
  • RIBA National Award
  • RIBA London Client of the Year Award
  • Wood Awards, Interiors Winner


  • AABC Conservation Award, Civic Trust
  • Winner of the New London Awards, Experiencing Culture Prize