THE PHOENIX IS RISING AT BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

Two years ago, on 13 March 2015, a fire destroyed our Grand Hall. Next year, it will re-open with a Phoenix Season of shows and events inspired by its 125-year history.


CALL-OUT: IDEAS FOR THE GRAND HALL


From a mass vow-renewing ceremony with couples who have tied the knot in the Grand Hall to bringing back the annual Christmas lunch once laid on for pensioners in the borough, we are looking for ideas for celebratory public events to form part of the Grand Hall's opening season. Your idea could be inspired by a personal memory or by a moment in its radical history.

Need inspiration? Browse these Grand Hall memories collected after the fire and visit us over the next 6 weeks to explore an interactive installation created by artists Anna Beecher and Kirsty Harris in collaboration with local school children and Wandsworth residents. Help us celebrate the history of this incredible public space and look forward to its future.

You can submit your event idea below or tweet us @battersea_arts #BACPhoenix.
 

TELL US YOUR IDEA FOR THE GRAND HALL


A BIG THANK YOU AND WAYS TO HELP


We continue to be massively thankful for all the incredible support and donations that have allowed us to continue running shows, events and creative projects while the Grand Hall is being rebuilt.

As we enter our third year without income from the Grand Hall, here are some of the ways you can get involved and help us get through this final stage before it re-opens in 2018:
 

TAKE HOME A PIECE OF THE GRAND HALL >>

Take home a slice of the charred wooden beams salvaged from the old Grand Hall, cut by Battersea Arts Centre's carpenter Joe Iredale, in exchange for a small donation. (From as little as 50p. Collection only)


BUY A GRAYSON PERRY KEEPSAKE >>

Turner Prize award winning Grayson Perry used to have a studio in our basement and after the Grand Hall fire he made us a sculpture to help with our fundraising. Featuring Grayson's childhood teddy bear, Alan Measles, the sculpture returns to his familiar groove of poking fun at the art establishment. It will be sold to the highest bidder when Christie's run a special gala auction at Battersea Arts Centre later this year.

You can own a sticker, badge or tote bag featuring Grayson Perry's design in exchange for a small donation. (Features strong language)


PRE-ORDER A STUNNING BOOK OF GRAND HALL PHOTOS >>

In the months after the fire, artist and designer Jake Tilson documented the salvage process in a beautiful big photography book. We are now taking pre-orders for delivery in autumn 2017.


VISIT US >>

You can support us by buying a ticket, visiting the Scratch Bar or our children's play space, The Bee’s Knees, joining our membership programme or volunteering to usher our shows.


MAKE A DONATION >>

We would be grateful for a donation of any size, no gift is too small!


Photography by Alex Brenner.

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