London theatre news


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LOOKOUT: Creative Careers Podcast

28 May 2020


A new six-part series invites a host of experts from the creative industries to inspire young people from diverse backgrounds to kickstart a career in the arts.


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DNA by Dennis Kelly

18 January 2019


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has partnered with one of London's prestigious drama schools, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, to produce Dennis Kelly's modern day black comedy, DNA.


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Abducted - Elizabeth I's Child Actors

7 August 2018


Available on BBC iPlayer for the next 4 weeks, this BBC 4 documentary examines the story of a young boy kidnapped to act in plays at the Blackfriars Theatre in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign.


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Phoenix Rising from The Big House

13 November 2017


The Big House re-stage their acclaimed debut play 'Phoenix Rising' at Smithfield Meat Market in memory of an inspirational cast member - playing until 2 December 2017.


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In The Heights from The British Theatre Academy

10 October 2017


The British Theatre Academy is to present The Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights from Lin-Manuel Miranda, at The Stockwell Playhouse on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October.


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Half Moon Theatre Director awarded British Empire Medal

19 June 2017


Chris Elwell, the Director and CEO of Half Moon Theatre in East London, has been recognised with a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017.


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Dreams of Freedom

13 June 2017


Chickenshed will be staging a powerful and inspirational celebration of children's hopes for the future in a truly monumental performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Monday 26 June 2017.


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The Youth Theatre Festival 2017

9 April 2017


Chickenshed's Youth Theatre will be presenting a range of original, devised theatre pieces that ask us to consider the way in which we are defined as social beings. From 12 to 15 July 2017.


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Hamlet For Free Festival

14 February 2017


The Almeida Theatre presents a programme of free performances, events, and workshops inspired by the themes and making of Hamlet, exclusively for anyone aged 25 and under.


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Evolution Festival 2017

14 February 2017


A four day celebration of the groundbreaking and exciting work being produced by young people in the capital is scheduled at the Lyric Hammersmith, 15 to 18 March 2017.


Stomping Ground

10 December 2016


This year's StoneCrabs Young Directors are presenting their Stomping Ground festival in March 2017 - find out more about it and how you can help to make it happen ...


TheatreCraft 2016

13 November 2016


London's largest free careers event for anyone aged 16 - 25 looking for a non-performance career in theatre takes place tomorrow 14 November 2016.


Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016

14 October 2016


Shakespeare plays presented by schools in professional theatres throughout the UK. Shows at London theatres begin from 20 October 2016 - so, it's time to book tickets and support our young thespians!


Grown Up at Camden People's Theatre

5 October 2016


A new show with a cast of children explores the gap between what we teach the next generation and what they really want to know - from 27 October 2016.


Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2016

5 October 2016


The 2016 festival is now under way. With thousands of high-quality events right across the country, this year's festival looks set to be the biggest and the best.


Town Hall Takeover

14 September 2016



The Giant's Loo Roll at the Arts Theatre

13 September 2016



Gate Crashers

4 September 2016



Story of our Youth

27 August 2016



Union Youth Theatre

24 August 2016



Kids Week 2016

24 August 2016



Rio Olympics children's play tours London libraries

28 July 2016



Summer College

25 July 2016



WE WANTED TO BE THE SKY

27 June 2016



Monstersaurus at the Lyric

31 May 2016





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