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Theatre503 and Latchmere Pub, from Battersea Park Road
503 Battersea Park Road
Country  United Kingdom
Capacity 65 seats
Type fringe theatre
Opened 1982
Years active 26
Previous names The Grace Theatre, The Latchmere Theatre
Production New Writing
Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°09′15″W / 51.4746°N 0.1542°W / 51.4746; -0.1542

Theatre503 is located at 503 Battersea Park Road in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth, above The Latchmere Pub. It is a performing arts venue which specialises in new work.



Originally founded in 1982 as a custom-built studio theatre, the opening production was a new adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which proved so successful that the production transferred to the West End.

The original name of the theatre was linked with the pub downstairs, but in 2002, the theatre relaunched under Artistic Director Paul Higgins under its new name of Theatre503 as a home for new writing. In November 2006 Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman were appointed as artistic directors with the specific brief to develop the profile of the theatre, and the new theatre launched with the European Premiere of The Atheist.

Since 2002, the venue has seen the premiere of more than fifty new writers, including Dennis Kelly, Phil Porter, Duncan Macmillan and Rachael Wagstaff. It went on to win the Peter Brook Empty Space Award and was nominated for a Time Out Live Award in 2006.


Current and Future Productions

  • 12 May - 6 June 2009, Inches Apart
  • 9 June - 5 July 2009, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
  • 27 October - 21 November 2009, This Much Is True by Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck

Previous Productions

  • 1 April - 26 April 2008, Cotton Wool by Ali Taylor
  • 6 May - 31 May 2008, Natural Selection by Paul Rigel Jenkins
  • 20 February - 15 March 2008, Shadow Language by Kelly Stuart
  • 27 November - 15 December 2007, Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe
  • 30 October - 24 November 2007, Songs of Grace and Redemption by John Donnelly
  • 9 October - 27 October 2007, The Final Shot by Ben Ellis
  • Archive what's on listings from 1996 and current shows[1]

External links


  1. ^ Arts Archive


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