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Inclusive Interactive Imaginative

We involve communities in creative projects that inspire wellbeing, break down barriers and engages people in the process of personal and social change.

About us

We have been working with young people and communities in Hackney and East London for 25 years to ensure access for all to arts activities that break down barriers and engage people in debate. Immediate Theatre’s vision is for a society where questioning, articulate and motivated people create and collaborate to build thriving communities.

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A Stage to Perform

We work in partnership to develop work that supports our values of being:

  • Inclusive - working at the grassroots and celebrating diversity.
  • Interactive - involving communities throughout the creative process.
  • Imaginative - finding new ways to engage with vital issues.

We believe in the transformative power of theatre and the arts to all our lives and the importance of giving people a voice.

Creating a real relationship with the communities in which we work is at the heart of what we do. Our work is particularly developed with and for marginalised young people.

Hackney Social Audio

Hackney Social Audio

An intergenerational podcast celebrating art, heritage and the vibrancy of the diverse community of Hackney.

Working with Schools

Working with Schools

We provide a range of performances and workshops to enrich and support the school curriculum. Using innovative approaches, we aim to tackle key issues and increase achievement of young people.

Creative Connections

Creative Connections

We have a track-record of creating excellent work with older people including productions toured to lunch/social clubs and sheltered housing venues, and inter-generational participatory projects.

Pathways to Employment

Pathways to Employment

We provide creative programmes and one-to-one support to help participants develop their skills & explore potential career opportunities. We offer a range of support options for those still in education through to the long-term unemployed.

Estate-based Youth Theatres

Estate-based Youth Theatres

We have been providing high quality open access youth theatres on estates in Hackney since 1998. The programme has engaged thousands of participants who do not traditionally have access to arts opportunities. All our sessions are free, inclusive and open to all.

Hackney Social Radio

Hackney Social Radio

A weekly radio programme for the young at heart. Broadcasting Wednesdays 11am-12pm on Resonance 104.4FM

Gallery

Gallery

Immediate Theatre’s vision is for a society where questioning, articulate and motivated people create and collaborate to build thriving communities