Battersea Arts Centre hit by fire

13 March 2015, 17:35

Battersea Arts Centre, home of many contemporary theatre and opera productions, has caught fire.

Video has emerged of Battersea Arts Centre on fire:

 

Reports on social media suggest the venue, which was undergoing serious renovations partly paid for by fundraising, appears to be damaged severely at the rear and on the main tower. The venue itself has confirmed that no-one was hurt and the building has been evacuated of staff and visitors.

Around 60 fire-fighters are reported to be at the scene tackling the blaze.

The theatre has been the home of many operatic projects over the years, including Tête à Tête Opera, who tweeted:

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