Brockley Jack Theatre

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Brockley Jack Theatre
The Brockley Jack pub, Crofton Park.jpg
The Brockley Jack pub. Theatre entrance is on the right.
Address 410 Brockley Road
London, SE4 2DH
United Kingdom[1]
Coordinates 51°27′09″N 0°02′18″W / 51.452527°N 0.038438°W / 51.452527; -0.038438
Public transit National Rail Crofton Park
Type Fringe theatre
Capacity 50[2][3]
Opened 1992[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]


  • Mick Martin's play The Life and Times of Young Bob Scallion, which premiered at the Brockley Jack Theatre, won the TAPS/BAFTA Best New Play Award 1998.[13]
  • Kate Bannister and theatre manager Karl Swinyard won the Best Venue Directors category at the Fringe Report Awards 2011.[14][15]
  • Best Foodie Experience (South East London) in the Off West End Theatre Awards 2011[16]
  • Most Welcoming Theatre (South East London) in the Off West End Theatre Awards 2013[17]
  • Most Welcoming Theatre (South East London) in the Off West End Theatre Awards 2014[18]


  1. ^ "Jack Studio Theatre - Time Out London". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Brockley Jack Theatre - The Theatres Trust". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Brockley Jack Theatre, London -". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  4. ^ a b c "". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  5. ^ McRae, Ben; Burnside, Mike (June 2010). "Obituary - David Kincaid". The Stage. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Charity Commission's register". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Brockley Jack Studio Theatre - The Seer". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  8. ^ "Brockley Central: Write Now back at the Jack". 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  9. ^ Information from the theatre's first Artistic Director, Mike Burnside.
  10. ^ "Interview with director Rhys Thomas". Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  11. ^ "The Tutors Alumni - Theatre Summer School in Europe". Retrieved 2021-07-02.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "The Faction Theatre Company - Productions - The Tempest". Retrieved 212-06-30.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "Rhys Thomas: Theatre Director - Awards". Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  14. ^ "Fringe Report". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  15. ^ "Fringe Report Awards 2011 – Kate Bannister & Karl Swinyard". 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  16. ^ " - News". Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  17. ^ " - News". Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  18. ^ " - News". Retrieved 2014-03-14. 

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