The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre
Barnes Green, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London, SW13 0LF
  • Telephone 020 8876 9885
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 10am–4pm; closed Sun.
  • Bar open Mon-Fri 9pm-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm
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  • Website www.osoarts.org.uk
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2020 Visions

2020 Visions is a love story told over sixty years. Alec, aged eighty in the year 2020, recalls three love affairs that shaped his life: with Belinda (1960), Natasha (1980) and Lucy (2000). The love affairs are played out on stage by two virtuoso actors moving back and forth in time.With poetic language and hauntingly…

Tue 12 Feb 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 13 Feb 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 16 Feb 2019

The Boneshaker Concert

The Boneshaker Band is on a journey. Catch it in the intimate setting of the OSO Arts Centre and let it take you from the Charleston of the roaring 20s via the mambos of La Dolce Vita, to the strictly dancefloor of the Latin Tango Quarter.Cross the Mississippi Blues Delta with the Klezmer-esque to the whiskey bars of the…

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

C'est La Vie: Sarah Bernhardt And Me

An actress nervously awaits a life-changing audition. As she travels on the Tube she shares her concerns with the audience: What is the director looking for? Will they like me? And who is this Sarah Bernhardt anyway?Discover the story of the celebrated and pioneering 19th-century French actress who performed all over the…

Tue 22 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 23 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Dance Insights

Yorke Dance Project celebrates 20 years of performing inspiring dance from the UK and USA, with Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell leading this behind-the-scenes evening of contemporary ballet.Featured dances include Kenneth MacMillans Playground and Sophia Stollers Between and Within. Dancers will rehearse and…

Fri 1 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 2 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Dispatches: Scratch Writing Night

Come see Londons newest theatrical voices! The OSOs scratch night, Dispatches, returns for a third time (after two sell-out shows), presenting a selection of new or developing short plays. Youll get a chance to see some of the best emerging talent in writing, directing, and acting - plus give your feedback on the pieces…

Tue 16 Apr 2019

£5–£8 / 020 8876 9885

Final Cut

Sir Trevor Brierly – writer, director, philanthropist, plasterer – was many things to many people. But to his colleagues Michaelmas Crouch and Patio Horse, he was a friend above all. Patio and Michaelmas host a memorial service in tribute to the life and works of their late companion, featuring an array of guests, from…

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

The Goat

Arena Theatre is proud to present Edward Albees Tony Award-winning modern masterpiece,The Goat (or Who is Sylvia?). From the acclaimed writer of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, this is a wickedly funny tale of a family torn apart when mild-mannered architect Martin falls for the charms of the mysterious Sylvia.Peppered…

Sat 30 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

The Goat

Arena Theatre is proud to present Edward Albees Tony Award-winning modern masterpiece,The Goat (or Who is Sylvia?). From the acclaimed writer of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, this is a wickedly funny tale of a family torn apart when mild-mannered architect Martin falls for the charms of the mysterious Sylvia.Peppered…

Sat 30 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Isbilia Quartet

(Please note that concert starts promptly at 7:30 pm) Programme Beethoven - String Quartet in B flat, Op.18 No.6 Brahms - String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 No.2 Shostakovich - String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 Proud winners of the 'CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016', the 'John Thompson…

Thu 17 Jan 2019

£15 some concessions / 020 8876 9885

Jazz Evening With Madeleine Witney

Drawing influence from legends of the 30s and 50s like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Madeleines adoration for jazz influences her style and persona, dressing with period elegance and creating an authentic nostalgic experience.Although Madeleine is a young talent, she has an old soul… Making jazz cool again. (Creative…

Sat 12 Jan 2019

£10–£15 / 020 8876 9885

Jazzy Lunch With Jkl-Jazz

JKL-Jazz plays instrumental jazz and Latin standards interspersed with songs from guest vocalists.Come along with family and friends to relax in the convivial surroundings of the wonderful OSO Arts Centre. You can sit and listen to the band and enjoy the delicious food.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

£20 / 020 8876 9885

Jazzy Lunch With Miss Rosie And The Moonshyne Runners

Conjuring the golden age of jazz, Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners celebrate the Great American Songbook, immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Anita ODay.With her unmistakable voice, heard at the Royal Festival Hall, Miss Rosie breathes new life into the music, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the…

Sun 20 Jan 2019

£20 / 020 8876 9885

Lord Of The Flies

What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?When a plane goes down above an uninhabited island, a group of evacuees find themselves stranded. With no adults in sight, the boys must learn to fend for themselves.William Goldings celebrated novel is brought to life using live music and innovative physical prop work.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 2 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Lovehard: Tales From The Elsewhere

Three young whippersnappers stumble across a box of cassette tapes, leading them to the deadly secret of the suspicious Abandoned Laboratory. What is the cause of the disappearances? What is the Elsewhere? Will they find out? Yes. Obviously.Two men. 67 characters. This is LoveHard.outrageously talented, ridiculously witty…

Tue 9 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 10 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo Lion, celebrated cabaret star, was married to the leading lyricist of the day, Marcellus Schiffer. Theirs was a tempestuous relationship, fuelled by alcohol, cocaine and jealousy, playing out against the backdrop of the rise of Fascism.Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast combines iconic cabaret songs and newly written…

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Murder On Cue

Gossip and old rivalries sustain the residents of Maple Lodge, a retirement home for actors, as much as dry sherry and shepherds pie. But now theres a spate of malicious anonymous letters, a rewritten will and the home is cut off by heavy snow. Surely even the most temperamental of luvvies wouldnt descend to… murder?The…

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 3 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 4 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 6 Apr 2019

The Paper Moon

The Paper Moon is a gentle adventure into theatre for babies and young children. Welcome to the small town of Blank Page – come and meet its two inhabitants! As they explore their paper-y world they take the audience along with them on a scrunchy and crinkly journey.What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper youve…

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£5 / 020 8876 9885

The Paper Moon

The Paper Moon is a gentle adventure into theatre for babies and young children. Welcome to the small town of Blank Page – come and meet its two inhabitants! As they explore their paper-y world they take the audience along with them on a scrunchy and crinkly journey.What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper youve…

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£5 / 020 8876 9885

Phil Best: A Fresh Approach To Powerful Piano Music

Phil Best plays solo piano in classical, post-minimal and colouristic jazz styles, featuring his own dramatic, atmospheric and richly-coloured pieces and improvisations, alongside repertoire by the classical composers.He plays in a fresh and accessible way, on historic, contemporary and futuristic pianos using exciting…

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Piaf Remembered

This intimate musical cabaret includes many of Piafs timeless classics, sung in French by the renowned jazz singer Oriana Curls.Meet a man who shares his memories of Edith Piafs final emotional performance in Paris in 1962 that he attended as a child, and which led him to become a lifelong fan.Oriana is an incredible…

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Sleeping Beauty

The OSOPantois back again!Last year we sold out so book early to avoid missing this essential part of the Christmas calendar. Be prepared to laugh, boo, sing and most of all fill yourself up with that warm festive feeling.

Sat 15 Dec

Sold out / 020 8876 9885

Sold out / 020 8876 9885

Sun 16 Dec

Sold out / 020 8876 9885

Sold out / 020 8876 9885

Thu 20 Dec

Sold out / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 22 Dec

Straightup Comedy

StraightUpComedy bringstogether some of the best acts on the London comedy scene, having previously hosted the likes of Ed Gamble, Suzi Ruffell, Ken Cheng and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. With exponents of the surreal, one-liners, poetry, music and sketch comedy,StraightUp has always provided our audiences with unforgettable…

Sat 15 Dec

£12–£15 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 19 Jan 2019

£12–£15 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£12–£15 / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 20 Apr 2019

Three Ayckbourn Plays

No Knowing is a supremely funny comedy written in 2016 that offers two versions of a day just before Christmas in the marriage of Elspeth and Arthur, some months before they celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.A Cut in the Rates is a short black comedy written in 1984. On official duty, Mrs Pickhart is visiting a…

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£8–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 6 Mar 2019

£8–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£8–£14 / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

Unholier Than Thou

Kevin Precious is a former religious studies teacher, a non-believer and humanist.Unholier Than Thou features jokes and stories about teaching religious studies as a non-believer, being a humanist, the God-shaped hole and little bits here and there relating to the philosophy of religion.Kevins stage charisma and poise set…

Thu 11 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Fri 12 Apr 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wings

When a young girl discovers what appears to be an old man collapsed at the back of her garden, she notices something strange: wings. Difficult decisions must be made. Should she help the creature? Should she tell her friends and family?Based on David Almonds Skellig and Gabriel Garca Mrquezs A Very Old Man With Enormous…

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 2 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Wings

When a young girl discovers what appears to be an old man collapsed at the back of her garden, she notices something strange: wings. Difficult decisions must be made. Should she help the creature? Should she tell her friends and family?Based on David Almonds Skellig and Gabriel Garca Mrquezs A Very Old Man With Enormous…

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 2 Feb 2019

£12–£100 / 020 8876 9885

The Winter's Tale

Yesterday: A winters tale, a story to wile along the long cold hours. Today: Leontes is married to Hermione. As the family sit down to hear a winters tale, Leontes jealousy threatens to destroy his family and his state.Tomorrow: A new story of reconciliation begins.In their inaugural production, Helikon Theatre Company…

Tue 19 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Wed 20 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

…and 2 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

Witch Hunt

An American mom, J.K. Rowling, and a Mens Rights activist disguised as a female SNP politician, join togethers to stop Milosz – Eurovision winner, EU President, and high-profile gay fascist – in this fast-paced character comedy from three Oxford Revue alumni.Absurd and wig-based, this hour of narrative sketch comedy is in…

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Witch Hunt

An American mom, J.K. Rowling, and a Mens Rights activist disguised as a female SNP politician, join togethers to stop Milosz – Eurovision winner, EU President, and high-profile gay fascist – in this fast-paced character comedy from three Oxford Revue alumni.Absurd and wig-based, this hour of narrative sketch comedy is in…

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£12–£14 / 020 8876 9885

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