What's On: Graduating students shows

ALRA drama students shows

ALRA opens its doors to industry and to the public for regular performances at both our North and South in-house theatres during the year. Please see What's On for details. Our Showcases are industry only events and can be booked as below.

ALRA Shows & Events

Our graduating student’s shows are presented to industry and tickets are also available to the public via the links provided. We also offer a limited number of complimentary tickets to our alumni.

All ALRA North and South 3rd years and MA/PG students have the opportunity to be showcased at high profile venues in London and Manchester. These events are for an industry audience only and can be booked via Spotlight or directly from ALRA.

If you are an agent, casting director or have a professional interest in our graduating actors and would like to be added to our industry mailing list, please contact Lynn Howes – Marketing and Development Manager on 020 8870 6475 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for more information on this year’s graduating actors.

To purchase tickets please click on the event you want to book and then use the box office link on each individual page.

To purchase tickets please click on the event you want to book and then use the box office link on each individual page.

South Shows are produced at:

ALRA Theatre,
Royal Victoria Patriotic Building,
John Archer Way,
Wandsworth SW18 3SX

For Industry tickets email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


North Shows are Produced at:

ALRA North,
The Mill at the Pier, Trencherfield Mill,
Heritage Way,
Wigan WN3 4BF

For Industry tickets email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For both:

Online advance bookings of all shows please book via ALRA box office (ticketsource). Tickets are also available on the night at the door.

Open Days & Special Events

Check in regularly to find out what is happening at ALRA.

Comedy fundraiser for Barnardos at ALRA

Sarah Double Barnardos editedSarah Double, ALRA’s Assistant Principal, is running the London Marathon 2017 in aid of Barnardo’s - the children’s charity that helps transform the lives of over 200,000 children and young people each year. We've organised an entertaining way to support her and raise funds for this amazing cause; a comedy double bill show at ALRA South featuring Maddy Anholt and Bianca Mulligan.

On Thursday, 19th January at 7.30pm, ALRA presents:

Maddy Anholt: Work-in-Progress

Following the success of her highly acclaimed comedy, ‘Rent Girl’, co-written by Hardeep Singh Kohli and 'Diary of a Dating Addict' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre, character comedienne Maddy Anholt is back with a brand new show for 2017.

Maddy delves into a surreal and hilarious world of characters with “effortless transformations…” (The British Comedy Guide). As seen on BBC One’s Sunny D, a pilot with Warner Bros and a new Radio 4 pilot in development, Maddy Anholt is one to watch.

The Crazy Cat Lady Next Door by Bianca Mulligan

Bianca Mulligan just graduated in December 2016 from ALRA South’s MA Professional Acting Course and has been especially invited to share her original comedy, The Crazy Cat Lady Next Door, at this event. The play explores Alison's life, the pride and pain of living on Paddington Close, and invites you to question how well you really know your neighbours.

Bianca is a fun actress and her sharp and lively performance will definitely make you laugh. Don’t miss this chance to see her original, highly commended piece.

Commenting on the event and her upcoming race, Sarah said:

"Firstly a massive thanks to everyone who has already supported me whether it be a fabulous donation on my just giving page or a supportive 'yes it might be raining but go for that run - you can do it'.

"Without everyone's belief in me I'm not sure I'd still be doing this! So thank you. As well as few miles to run I've a few pounds to raise and have organised, with the help from some lovely friends, a great night out - two brilliant talented women perform their shows and each ticket gets entered into a prize raffle - all for a tenner!

"Something to look forward to in the new year - Thursday 19th January 7.30pm! Put the date in the diary, book a ticket and tell your friends."

Book your tickets now to join us in supporting Sarah.

We're also running a raffle at the event where you could win some fabolous prizes. Tickets to enter the raffle are available on the night but you can also get them on Tuesday - Thursday from 10am - 5pm at our South office for £1 each. Those who purchase tickets for the show are automatically entered!

An Open Day at ALRA

As part of a special one day event, ALRA will open to the public for tours and to answer questions about what we do. In total, 7 local arts venues are opening their doors on Saturday, 10th June at various times to share their work, encourage new visitors and give information about the arts community in Wandsworth and surrounding areas.

If you missed our Open Days and want to find out about ALRA or if you’re interested in the historic Royal Victoria Patriotic Building where our studios are housed - come along between 10.00am and 12.30pm on 10th June and members of our team can show you around. You can pick up a prospectus, ask questions about our courses and soak up the atmosphere of the ALRA South campus.

The full details of the day can be found on this PDF.

The Funfair by Simon Stephens

Directed by Gary Sefton    
Adapted by Simon Stephens

After Ödön von Horváth’s ‘Kasimir and Karoline’

About the play

Von Horváth’s masterpiece Kasimir and Karoline originally explored the lives of working-class people at the height of the 1920’s recession but is transposed to today by Olivier Award winning writer Simon Stephens (who also adapted The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre).

Two young lovers share one night at the fairground with the highs and lows of life and their rollercoaster relationship.

Dates and Tickets Prices

Online advance booking price: £7.50
On the door: £10.00
Doors usually open 10/15 minutes before

  • 22nd March at 7.30pm
  • 23rd March at 7.30pm
  • 24th March at 7.30pm
  • 25th March at 3.00pm

NOTE: If you’re having difficulties booking your ticket through the links below, please go here

22nd March 2017

At 7.30pm

sold out

23rd March 2017

At 7.30pm

sold out

24th March 2017

At 7.30pm

sold out

25th March 2017

At 15.00pm

sold out




ALRA academy of live & recorded arts ALRA South
London, Greater London
SW18 3SX
020 8870 6475

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London, Greater London
SW18 3SX

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5 tickets for ALRA showcases | that's alumnights

At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

To find out the forthcoming shows, please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

Alumnight tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; to book tickets please email info@alra.co.uk

Please note: ALRA still offer free tickets to all ALRA shows to alumni that are within their first year of graduation.

To learn more about ALRA’s graduate package please email dylan.stafford@alra.co.uk

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