To find out how to support the Lantern Arts Centre during these challenging times - click here


LAC Virtual Cabaret - to be screened live at the LAC in September 2020.

24 Sep 2020

A film screening of many short acts recorded by our talented LAC performers, plus some well known faces making an appearance :) NOTE - TICKET MUST BE PRE BOOKED. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS FOR SALE ON THE DOOR



Still Shining - We have Missed You

26 Jul 2020

As the government guidance changes around community centres and theatres, we are delighted to announce that we will soon be opening our doors again.

It’s not unusual for 24hrs at the LAC to include: toddler class, yoga or pilates, a film screening for senior citizens, children’s theatre club, choir, book club and theatre rehearsals for either a visiting company or for one of our LAC shows.  So as you can imagine, it’s been very, very quiet - how we’ve missed the local community and making great art for everyone to enjoy and experience.

In the meantime...

26 Jul 2020

Once it was safe to do so and with social distancing measures in place, an incredible team started working on some much needed repair and refresh work on the building.  All of which will better help us to be able to keep the building clean and Covid-safe. 


The safety of our community and staff is of course our first priority and you will see several changes when you visit including one way-systems, hand sanitiser stations and new signage.

Thank you :)

26 Jul 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who has run and attended our ‘virtual’ LAC. The feedback has been brilliant and our practitioners have been innovative, generous with their time and talents and enabled our bright light to reach many miles away.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all those amazing folks from our community who are NHS and front line workers.

Financial Support :)

26 Jul 2020

To all of you who have donated during this difficult time for the arts, we are so grateful for your support. 


If you are interested in becoming an Angel please visit Regular gifts of just £3 a month (less than one large latte!) make an enormous difference to arts’ charities like ours.

What's Next?

26 Jul 2020

We are working hard to resume normal activities as soon as we can safely do so, as well as planning some exciting live events in the next 8 weeks - so please keep an eye on our website, sign up to our mailing list or call the office to get regular updates. 

For now, we wish you good health and a happy summer and hope to see you at the Lantern Arts Centre very soon,

Amy Phillips (Artistic Director), Steve Rees (Operations Manager) & all the Lantern Team xx

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Bringing our community together through performing arts
Lantern Arts Centre is a venue for the community of Raynes Park and beyond, where people of all ages and abilities can learn and develop performance arts skills.

The Lantern Arts Centre offers a wide range of classes, activities and productions for the community to take part in. Whether you’re interested in auditioning for a show, helping tech a show or joining a class we want to hear from you!

Lantern Arts Centre is registered charity number 1098680 and registered company number 4556232. All content copyright © Lantern Arts Centre 2018.Original Website Design copyright © Toby Ward-Smith.

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