Veronika Wilson, Putney Arts Theatre

Veronika Wilson is General Manager of Putney Arts Theatre, Putney’s local community theatre, driven by active members that includes local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London. Veronika is also a BID Board Director for Positively Putney.

Putney Arts Theatre (picture taken from Upper Richmond Road Christmas Fayre 2019)

Hi Veronika, what is your role at Putney Arts and tell us about the theatre?

I’m the General Manager at Putney Arts Theatre, which is in the converted church along Upper Richmond Road. We are home to both Group 64 Theatre for Young People and Putney Theatre Company, our adult amateur group.  We’ve been in the same building in Putney since the late 1960s following a need in the borough for greater opportunities for young people to engage with drama and theatre.

Veronika Wilson is General Manager at Putney Arts Theatre and represents the cultural sector on the Positively Putney Board of Directors.

What do you love most about Putney?

I love that each area of Putney has a distinct character and going for walks along the river.

Artisan Coffee House is next to Putney Arts Theatre on Upper Richmond Road

When you are able to be back in the theatre which other business in Putney will you visit first?

I’ll be heading over the road to our neighbours at Artisan for a proper coffee!

And which shops in Putney have you missed visiting during lockdown?

I’ve missed being able to choose gifts in Aigoo and Farrago and browsing books in Waterstones.

Farrago sells a gorgeous array of homeware & gifts

Directly opposite to Farrago, Aigoo is our new clothing and gifts store in Putney Exchange Centre!

Describe Putney in 3 words.

Varied, friendly, enjoyable

How can people continue to support Putney Arts Theatre at the moment?

As a registered charity we have a fundraising campaign on our website www.putneyartstheatre.org.uk. We are also running online performance events where we can, and G64 are running plenty of classes and projects for young people to get involved with online.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, London, SW15 6AW (on corner of Upper Richmond Road and Ravenna Road)

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For more information about Positively Putney’s Board Of Directors go to http://positivelyputney.co.uk/bid-team/

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