The Brockley Jack Studio is a vibrant theatre situated in South East London.
As well as offering a diverse theatre programme throughout the year, the venue is home to film, Scratch Nights, comedy, the Brockley Jack Writers' Workshop and Write Now Festival, community and arts events. The theatre aims to provide high quality, accessible and affordable productions for South London and beyond, with a programme of both innovative revivals and dynamic new writing.
There has been a theatre at the Brockley Jack since 1992. During this time the venue has enjoyed an excellent reputation, and entertained thousands of visitors each year with theatre and a variety of performance events.
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is run by Kate Bannister (Artistic Director) and Karl Swinyard (Theatre Manager).
The in-house team provide technical, administrative, artistic and practical support to all productions, as well as managing the theatre’s box office, and creating and distributing press and publicity information.
The team also maintain the venue’s facilities throughout the year and have modernised most of its technical equipment. They have made strong links with the local community and the London theatre-wide network.
In 2009 the theatre introduced Scratch Nights, which have proved an instant success. These run on Sunday nights, in addition to regular theatre programming, and are an opportunity for new acts from all over London to try out material in front of an audience.
The Brockley Jack Writers’ Workshop was also formed in 2009. Fourteen local writers meet regularly at the theatre to develop plays for performance. The first platform performances of their work in June 2010 played to full houses.
In February and March 2010 the theatre made national and local news with their new writing festival: Write Now. Over 600 people attended the performances of the three selected plays, which were brought to life by a creative team of 45 theatre professionals.
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre has long been one of south London’s best-loved theatres.