To our fabulous theatre audiences, café customers and supporters,
THE THEATRE MAY BE CLOSED…
COVID-19 is affecting us all, not least the arts world. The OSO Arts Centre is responding to Government advice and with a heavy heart has taken the decision to close the theatre while the crisis persists. Let us hope we can resume our programme as soon as possible.
…BUT THE HOUSE IS NOW OPEN
We all need to keep our spirits up, so while our theatre is temporarily closed we have set up The House is Now Open, an arts and culture platform where you can Watch, Create, Learn & Collaborate. As a curtain-opener click here to enjoy Niamh Cusack reading you a bed-time story. While you are sitting at home we also invite you to get creative. Maybe record your own bed-time story. Perhaps write a short theatrical, poetry or musical piece, email it to us, and we will then work with local actors and musicians remotely to turn it into a performance for everyone to enjoy on our YouTube channel. You can send your creative contributions to
To find out more about the house is now open, visit our 'online programme' page.
THE OSO FOOD BANK
We are also now operating a food bank in partnership with the Castelnau Community Centre, to support local residents in need. I am delighted to say that we have already been inundated with donations. If you are able to donate any foodstuffs, please drop them off at the OSO during the day. See below for drop-off times.
Should there be any further developments at the OSO Arts Centre we will update information via email, social media and our website www.osoarts.org.uk.
I am enormously proud of Lisa and the OSO team for stepping up to the huge challenge presented by this crisis.
Our community have been phenomenally supportive of the OSO over the last several years. Now it is our turn to support the community. We welcome your ideas...
Chair of Trustees
OSO Arts Centre
The OSO Arts Centre (on Barnes Green, next to Cote) is now a collection point for food bank donations in support of the Barnes Food Bank. We are currently opening 10am-12noon weekdays and Saturdays for drop-off.. If you are able to incorporate any drop-offs into your shopping or exercise trips we would be very grateful for anything. Items can be left on the doorstep if necessary.
Going forward please check the OSO’s social media and website for longer term arrangements.