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Estate-based Youth Theatres

We have been providing FREE 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.

Our Model

This established model aims to help users develop improved interpersonal skills, artistic abilities, and emotional health & wellbeing, which has been endorsed by Project Oracle as having a significant impact on young people. The projects are delivered within a community context and help to build community cohesion. We are currently running seven regular youth theatres across the borough of Hackney, providing weekly after-school sessions and holiday projects. We offer accreditation for participants, which include, AQAs and Arts Awards. Several of our projects also provide people with hot food or refreshments.

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Current EbYT Project

‘Breakout’ is a FREE week long holiday project open to young people aged between 5- 11 years old. Working with a full theatre production team, young people will rehearse a play as well as helping to design costumes, props and set. The project will culminate in a final performance on Friday 2nd August.

Monday 29th July- Friday 2nd August, at Wally Foster Centre, Homerton Rd, London E9 5QB from 10.30am- 4pm every day

‘Exposure’ is a FREE two week long holiday project open to young people aged between 11-19 years old. Working with a full theatre production team, young people will rehearse a play as well as helping to design costumes, props and set. The project will culminate in a final performance on Friday 16th August.

Monday 5th August- Friday 16th August, at Wally Foster Centre, Homerton Rd, London E9 5QB, from 10.30am- 5pm every day

To reserve your FREE SPACE: Phone: 07525892953 / 0207 682 3031 Email: nadya@immediate-theatre.com

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Current Programme (Aged 5-12)

To join one of our youth theatres or holiday projects, please come along to a session or call Charmain on 07525 892953 to find out more information. To sign up to any of our programmes, click here!

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Monday

  • Time - 4:00 – 5:15pm
  • Age - 8-11 years
  • Location - Nightingale Community Hall, Nolan Way, E5 8PL

Tuesday

  • Time - 4:00 - 5:15pm
  • Age - 5-9 years
  • Location - Kingsmead Community Centre, 9b Kingsmead Way E9 5QG

Thursday

  • Time - 4:15 – 5:30pm
  • Age - 5-12 years
  • Location - The Edge, Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN

Friday

  • Time - 4:15 – 5:30pm
  • Age - 5-12 years
  • Location - Forest Road Youth Hub, Forest Road, Dalston, E8 3BY

Current Programme (Aged 12+)

To join one of our youth theatres or holiday projects, please come along to a session or call Charmain on 07525 892953 to find out more information. To sign up to any of our programmes, click here!

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Monday

  • Time - 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Age - 13-25 years (for young ppl w/ disabilities)
  • Location - Graeae Theatre Company, Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY

Tuesday

  • Time - 5.30 - 6.30pm
  • Age - 9-13 years
  • Location - Kingsmead Community Centre, 9b Kingsmead Way E9 5QG

Wednesday

  • Time - 5:00 - 6:45pm
  • Age - 12-18 years
  • Location - Conference room, HCVS, The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ

Friday

  • Time - 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Age - 12-19 years
  • Location - Forest Road Youth Hub, Forest Road, Dalston, E8 3BY