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Stratford East OPEN DAY

Join us for a FREE day of fun, food and theatre right on your doorstep, from 10am!

We're throwing our doors open to welcome newcomers and familiar faces alike, and give you a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at one of London’s most historic theatres.

There'll be face paintingarts and craftsbuilding toursworkshopsQ&As with industry professionalsraffle prizeslive entertainment and food and drink. Plus, you can get discounted tickets to select shows if you book in person on the day! Take a look at the full schedule below.

Visitors are welcome to simply arrive on the day, but are advised to book in advance for some free activities where capacity is limited. To book any of these activities please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or email If you have any access requirements then please do let us know.

OPEN DAY ACTIVITIES (please note spaces are limited on some activities. Visitors can arrive on the day, but booking is advised)

Building Tours
10.15am, 10.30am, 11.15am, 11.30am, 12pm

Late-night Ghost Tour
10.30pm and 11pm

Youth Theatre Taster Sessions led by Philip Morris (ages 11-25)
11am – 12.30pm
1pm - 2.30pm

Introduction to British Sign Language Workshop led by Sahera Khan
3pm – 3.45pm
4pm – 4.45pm

Stratford East Singers Workshop
4.30pm – 6pm

Q&A Sessions* (please note times are subject to change)

11am – Being a Director with Jenny Sealey (Graeae) & Nadia Fall (Artistic Director, Stratford East)
12pm – Technical Theatre with Jess Harwood (Head of Production, Stratford East)
1pm –  Being an Actor with Charlotte O'Leary, Charlotte Bate and Toyin Omari-Kinch
2pm – Being a Playwright with Roy Williams (Sucker Punch)
3pm – Being aProducer with Sofia Stephanou (Paines Plough)
4pm – Being a Movement Director with Diane Alison-Mitchell (Our Lady of Kibeho) and Laura Dredger (MoveSpace)

Performances from Stratford East Singers, Miss Jacqui, Russeni and more!

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