We are in unprecedented times.
Putney Arts Theatre will only survive the next few months with the help of our community. We need you.
All our performances have been suspended as per government guidance. Our ability to generate revenue from our productions has therefore been completely removed.
It costs £85 a day just to keep the theatre paying its bills, even when closed.
Please support us by either giving us a one off donation by clicking 'Donate Now' or even better please consider becoming a regular giver and supporting us through a monthly amount of £5, £10, £20 or even more amazingly £50 a month.
Help Putney Arts Theatre
Following the UK Goverment advice issued on 16 March, Putney Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone the following shows: The Hollow, Truth or Dare?, Gut and Cyrano de Bergerac. Rehearsals and auditions have also ceased for all productions.
Ticket-holders for the above shows will be contacted by our Box Office team in order to arrange exchanges and credit notes. We ask that you bear with us during this process.
The health and wellbeing of our audiences, staff and volunteers continue to remain our utmost priority in every decision we make. We are currently working on ways to keep engaged with our community over the coming weeks and months. Further updates and date changes will be posted on our website and social media channels when our position becomes clearer.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful audiences and members for their support during this time of huge uncertainty. As a charity we rely on ticket sales to keep our doors open and the insecurity that lies ahead is a real worry for a theatre that has been open to the local community for 56 years. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating to the theatre; contributions, however large or small, will help us be an even stronger theatre when we reopen.
You can read a statement from Group 64 about the current situation here.
What We Do
Putney Arts Theatre is home to two theatre groups, as well as having exhibitions, events and outside performance groups in regularly from the local community.
PUTNEY THEATRE COMPANY
One of the leading adult amateur theatre companies in the UK.
We produce theatre that challenges our audiences, but also entertains them. We provide a friendly atmosphere, a rehearsal process that helps actors develop, get to know new friends and become a part of our local community.
GROUP 64 Theatre FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
We are a Young People's Theatre Company based in the heart of Putney.
We run weekly drama classes for ages 4-19, holiday projects, and opportunities to be involved in performance, directing and technical theatre. We also have an education department and a graduate company called Little Echo.
We are a community theatre.
We make work that is any and sometimes all of the following: bold, adventurous, challenging, classic, new and sometimes more than a little bit silly. Above all, our work always strives to be of the highest standard.
We are driven by a community of active members that includes local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London. Being the base of both Putney Theatre Company and Group 64 Youth Theatre, we are driven by the hard work of our adult members and the playful experimentation of our youth.
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Formed in 1964 out of the coming together of a couple of local community drama groups, we began life as Group 64. 1968 saw us find a home in the Old Union Church which we continue to inhabit, gaining the freehold in the late 1990s with the help of a Lottery/Arts Council grant.
Throughout the years our plans for the building, acts of refurbishment and artistic output continued to expand alongside each other. In 1999 we brought Putney Players into our community and they became Putney Theatre Company with Group 64 looking after the dramatic pursuits of our young people.