We thought it would interesting to mention our own community amateur theatre in Putney – Putney Arts Theatre – a delightful local theatre for adults and children. Here a little bit from their website:
Putney Arts Theatre is an inclusive performance venue, providing creative & supportive theatrical opportunities for young people and adults, an inspiring space for its resident companies, a welcoming atmosphere for guest performers, and high quality involving entertainment for the local community. 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 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.
The Putney Arts Theatre stands in the original building of the Old Union Church, built in 1860 by Sir Samuel Morton Peto, whose other building works included the Reform Club and Nelson’s Column.
Originally, in 1959, Maurice Copus, a teacher at Southfields School, who recognised that a number of his enthusiastic pupils needed a local theatre group, founded an after-school theatre club. Early venues included Battersea Town Hall, now Battersea Arts Centre, then it moved to Wandsworth Town Hall and in January 1968 the group moved to the old Union Church in Putney.
Address: Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW
You can see more about PAT Here and about History of PAT Here.
Pictures below of current and forthcoming plays.