Monday, 12 December 2016

Battersea Arts Centre: A London Gem for Children

This weekend has been a revelation 
in terms of 'amazing-London-places-to-take-the-kids-out-to'. 
You see, we might live a short ride from it, 
but we had never been to Battersea Arts Centre before. 

Mistake. Big mistake. 
Because this place is absolutely brilliant. 

Set in an 1893 old town hall building with a rich history,  
{it was where the Pankhursts presided over the Suffragettes meetings, 
and where London's first black mayor was elected in 1913} 
it is now a thriving cultural hub with a range of activities. 

Stand-up comedy shows, interactive performances, 
festivals, children's theatre;  
they even have an indoor play area for children up to 5 
and a very cosy café with authentic vintage decor.

Battersea Arts Centre vintage cafe

Now, we were invited to Battersea Arts Centre 
to see The Night That Autumn Turned to Winter by Little Bulb Theatre, 
and all I can say is this were the funniest 50 minutes I have spent in a while.

You see, children's theatre
can sometimes be a bit boring for adults. 
Not this one. 

The witty humour and brilliant performances 
had me and my 5-year-old in stitches
{my cheeks were aching from all the smiling in the end}.

A Mum in London blog

The actors, a high energy extremely talented bunch, 
did not stop interacting with the audience in a fun, natural way, 
which had children of all ages moving along their hands 
and responding to the cues. 

The decor, costumes, lighting and sounds 
were worthy of a Broadway production 
and the story is the sweetest wintery tale, 
packed with equal measures of educational bits, 
beautiful music, and imaginative twists. 

So, if, this Christmas, you are looking for 
a heartwarming highly entertaining show for children,
go see The Night That Autumn Turned to Winter;
you won't regret it!

In a nutshell: an immersive theatrical experience for children 
that will have adults smiling along the way. 

The Night That Autumn Turned to Winter, till 8 January 2017, tickets from £10 | Battersea Arts Centre, SW11 5TN | nearest station is Clapham Junction

Disclosure: Complimentary tickets.
All views and wording my own.


  1. What fun! I've never been to the arts centre either but I can see that I need to pay it a visit!

    1. Oh, you will love Battersea Arts Centre, it is such an amazing place with unique productions!


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