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by David Eldridge

A PTC production
14–18 May 2024

by Polly Teale

A Group 64 production
22 & 24 May 2024

Comedy Night

The best and freshest UK comedians
26 May 2024

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. 


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. 


Two young actors jumping in the air

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.


Putney Arts Theatre

Putney Arts Theatre was formerly the Old Union Church, and the building dates from the mid-19th Century. 

The facilities of Putney Arts Theatre are available for hire as both performance space and rehearsal space, as well as a venue for meetings, exhibitions or private parties. 

Let there be light!

Putney Arts Theatre is facing a serious challenge - our ability to light our productions in the near future is under threat.

The ability to source tungsten lamps (bulbs) for use in stage lighting fixtures is proving to be a growing and therefore significant problem. Many performance venues are competing to get hold of the remaining and increasingly scarce stocks of tungsten stage lamps. And this competitive situation will only get worse over time (eventually it will be impossible to purchase tungsten lamps anywhere) as professional venues continue to replace as quickly as they can their tungsten lamps and fixtures for LED versions.

There is an urgent need to replace the real workhorses on the main stage – those which are in use for every show, presentation, and event.  This would also have the following benefits:

  • the change to our LED rig would result in:

  • 65-70% reduction in energy usage.
  • The ability to light in any colour at any time giving much more scope to offer a wide range of 'looks' to any production. 
  • No lamps (bulbs) to replace - the average life of a tungsten lampis around 150 hours, while the average life of an LED light is around 50,000 hours.
  • No colour gel costs.
  • Greater likelihood to attract new technical talent. 

So, our specific immediate requirements are to source 22 new LED lights that will cost just over £35,000

We hope that you will be happy to contribute to this project. 

Let there be light!



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. 

Group of children with Balloons


Flowers outside Putney Arts Theatre


An audience at Putney Arts Theatre


Seats at Putney Art


Photography on this website is provided by numerous members over the years. In particular we would like to thank: Ben Copping, Martin Jessop, Rich Evans and Steve Lippett who have contributed so much to capturing our productions in such amazing quality.

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Tel: 020 8788 6943

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW

Charity No. 1157481

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