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 Programme

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.

Current Programme (Aged 5-11)

Monday

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

Tuesday

  • Time - 3:45 – 4:45pm
  • Age - 8-13 years
  • Location - Kingsmead Community Centre, 9b Kingsmead Way, E9 5QG

  • Time - 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Age - 8-13 years
  • Location - Kingsmead Community Centre, 9b Kingsmead Way, E9 5QG

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Current Programme (Aged 12+)

Monday

  • Time - 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Age - 13-25 years (for young ppl w/ disabilities)
  • Location - Huddleston Centre, Powell Road, E5 8DJ

Friday

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

Current Holiday Projects

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.

Breakout Summer Programme

24th – 28th July, 10:30am – 4pm every day at the Wally Foster Community Centre, Homerton Road, E9 5QB

Exposure Summer Programme

7th – 19th August, 10:30am – 5pm every day at Chat’s Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF