Brockley Jack Theatre

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Brockley Jack Theatre
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The Brockley Jack pub. Theatre entrance is on the right.
Brockley Jack Theatre
Address410 Brockley Road
London, SE4 2DH
United Kingdom [1]
Coordinates 51°27′09″N0°02′18″W / 51.452527°N 0.038438°W / 51.452527; -0.038438 Coordinates: 51°27′09″N0°02′18″W / 51.452527°N 0.038438°W / 51.452527; -0.038438
Public transit National Rail logo.svg Crofton Park
Type Fringe theatre
Capacity 50 [2] [3]
Opened1992 [4]

The Brockley Jack Theatre (also known as the Jack Studio Theatre) is an Off West End theatre in the Crofton Park area of Lewisham, south London. It shares a building with the Brockley Jack pub.


The theatre was founded by David Kincaid, Michael Bottle and Peter Rocca; Kincaid and Bottle took the leads roles in its first production, of the Chekhov pieces On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Swansong. [5] It opened in 1992 [4] and is a registered charity. [6]

The Brockley Jack Theatre's programming is a mix of established works and new writing, produced by in-house company Southside Arts [7] and by visiting theatre companies, plus comedy and music nights and regular work-in-progress "scratch" shows. It runs workshops to support new playwrights, hosts the Brockley Jack Film Club and produces an annual festival of new plays, Write Now, supported by Lewisham Council. [8]

The theatre's artistic director is Kate Bannister. [4] Mike Burnside was the initial artistic director [9] and Rhys Thomas held the post from 1996 to 1999. [10] [11] The Brockley Jack Theatre's associate companies are OutFox and Bruce Farce; previous associate companies include The Faction Theatre Company. [12]


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