Who We Are
The beating heart of arts and culture in Teddington, SW London.
A pretty bold claim, but one we think we live up to. The Landmark is just that; a striking landmark at a busy crossroads on a bold corner position at the end of the High St. We’re close to the river, and some pretty fabulous cafes and restaurants – all of which add up to London’s ‘Best Place to Live’ 2022 (but we didn’t need The Times to tell us that).
Our stunning venue was built in the 1880s as the church of St Alban the Martyr and you can read all about the history of our Grade II* building if architecture and dates are your thing. But by the 1970s it was abandoned, unloved, and the only people visiting were the local vandals. Demolition was on the cards but passionate local people saved it in the nick of time. In 1995 The Landmark Arts Centre was born.
Our Events and Activities
Locals love the Landmark. Teddington wouldn’t be the same without it, and if it wasn’t for our community we wouldn’t exist. But in some ways our biggest draw is our a biggest drawback. We are not a cold, draughty, forbidding church and if you haven’t visited since the millennium, you might be surprised at all the improvements we’ve made.
Our programming is worthy of a central London stage or the hippest Shoreditch club and we pride ourselves on putting on shows for all tastes. The centre buzzes with activity and there is something going on every day and most evenings. It’s a venue for top notch entertainment but also a space to create and learn, and where local groups, young and old, can feel at home.
You can be a part of the Landmark story, so come and take a look. We are all about community and we’re here for everyone.
In 1985, the band A-ha filmed the iconic video for their single The Sun Always Shines On TV in the derelict St Albans building: