Blue Elephant Theatre is to Become a NPO

We are delighted to have had very good news recently!

Blue Elephant Theatre was amongst just five new theatre organisations in London to be added to Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations on June 27th. This will offer stability the organisation has never had before and allow us to continue our work offering creative opportunities as widely as possible.

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The Blue Elephant is renowned for giving a chance and genuine support to emerging or relatively unknown artists and taking the risk of showcasing challenging work

⚠️ UPDATE - JANUARY 2023: due to the change of our funding status, Blue Elephant Theatre will pause its programming from April 2023 onwards.

We are still accepting hire requests, and are probably more suitable as a rehearsal venue while we can establish a package for hiring for performances - please enquire by emailing

We hope to produce short festivals of new work later on depending on our funding situation - if your piece is suitable for this, please still do submit your work and we will be in touch.

We are a 50-seat black box theatre, with level access from the street and an accessible toilet on the same floor. Our stage area is approximately 7.5m by 5.5m, and ideal for rehearsals, workshops, readthroughs and other events. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make a booking!

Blue Elephant Theatre
59a Bethwin Road
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  • 1 × ETC Smartfade Lighting desk (48 Channel)
  • 6 x Par 64 (CP62)
  • 4 x Par 16
  • 8 x CCT Minuette Fresnel
  • 3 x CCT Minuette PC
  • 2 x CCT Minuette Profile
  • 3 x 1K Starlette Fresnel
  • 1 x Harmony Fresnel
  • 2 x Source 4 Junior Zoom
  • 1 x Source 4 50 Degree
  • 1 x Pinspot
  • 1 x 1K Farse Flood - Currently used as house light
  • 4 × ACT 6 Dimmers (24 channels. No grelcos to be used)
  • 4 x Floor Stand
  • Various Lengths of 15A TRS


  • 1 × Behringer - XENYX X2222USB 22 Channel Analog Mixer
  • 1 x Tascam MD301 MkII Minidisc Player
  • 1 x Sony CPDXE270 CD Player
  • 1 x Cambridge Audio DVD55 DVD Player
  • 1 x Toshiba V853UK VHS Player
  • 3 × SM58 Microphones (not wireless)
  • 3 × Mic Stands


  • 1 × Talkback Master Station
  • 2 × Tec Pro Headsets
  • 1 x Nobo X20p Projector (2000 lumens XGA)
  • 6 x Stage Weights
  • x1 Projector Screen (413cm long by 286cm high)

Theatre plan

Gallery plan