"Young people are at the heart of Theatre Royal Stratford East and have been since Joan Littlewood pioneered the modern concept of youth theatre here in Newham... 

It is a constant pleasure and honour to see our young people grow as artists and find a voice in society." 

Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East



We welcome young people into our beautiful theatre . We have  opportunities each week for  those aged 13 – 24 years  to discover their hidden talent and explore creative ideas – producing unique theatre that tells east London stories.

Weekly Creative Companies

Monday: 6- 8pm: Youth Theatre. For 13 – 17 years

Devise and perform your own plays in festivals across London. FULL

Monday: 6 – 9pm. Spoken Word Company. For 16 -24 years  

Write your own poems and take it to the next level and perform Spoken Word.

Wednesday: 6 -8pm. Monologue in A Minute. For 13 – 17 years.

Learn and perform a one-minute monologue and take part in our Monologue Slam competition on our stage in association with TriForce promotions.

Thursday: 7pm -9pm Youth Theatre Plus. For 17 – 24 years

Explore text, ensemble theatre, push yourself as a performer  and perform on our stage and in festivals. FULL

STARTS JAN 2017 Thursday: 6pm – 8pm Young Writers LAB. For 17 – 24 years.

Learn how to structure a play, develop characters and give your play an authentic voice. 


For details and to join, please e mail Darnell dshakespeare@stratfordeast.com


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