HACKNEY SHED Collective and Hackney Shed PLUS

HACKNEY SHED PLUS INCORPORATES EVERYTHING ELSE WE DO! INCLUDING HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES, SCHOOL DRAMA CLUBS, BESPOKE PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS for AND in PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS. All of our work is inclusive.  Hackney Shed Collective is a new branch of Hackney Shed .  The Collective is aimed at 16-25 year old's with a particular focus on those with additional needs.

To be kept up to date with all our latest holiday workshops and masterclasses projects and activities sign up to our mailing list HERE.

Hackney Shed Collective

More information about our next Hackney Shed Collective workshop can be found HERE or sign up to our MAILING LIST.

Our ultimate aim is to run weekly sessions or regular workshops for the Collective and we are currently trying to raise funds to be able to do this.



Over the summer of 2017 we piloted an exciting new project as part of the Discover Young Hackney 2017 Festival.  ‘Hackney Carnival Collective’ was for young adults with learning disabilities who came along to learn new performing skills and take part in Hackney Carnival at the end of it! 

It was a great success and everyone had a fantastic time creating carnival characters and costumes and learning how to Samba drum. 



Some feedback from our participants include:

“I want to do it more often” Participant aged 20 years

“I’ve genuinely enjoyed my experience being here working with new people.  I’m happy that I came up with a character I developed.  And getting the chance to act!” Participant aged 25 years.

A short film documenting the project can be found on our YouTube channel: Hackney Carnival Collective Film

Upcoming Workshops and Projects

National Theatre NT Connections Project

We are very excited to announce that Hackney Shed Collective will be performing a brand new play as part of National Theatre Connections. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a nation wide festival celebrating young performers and new writing and to perform in a professional theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East!

The project has already started, but if you or someone you know might be interested please do get in touch via anna@hackneyshed.org.uk

Details of the project are:

- Cast of young people with learning disabilities and/ or autism working with artistic enablers to perform a brand new script

- Weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings (January - April)  at Sutton House

- A full day rehearsal during half term

- Performances in late March/ early April will take place at Sutton House and Theatre Royal Stratford East

Hackney Shed Plus

More details about our next Hackney Shed Plus Workshops can be found HERE or sign up to our MAILING LIST.

contact barry@hackneyshed.org.uk if you are interested in working with us

contact sarah@hackneyshed.org.uk if you are a school interested in us running a drama club for you

Visit What's On to find out about our current holiday workshops or masterclasses

Examples of films made as part of Hackney Shed Plus projects can be found on our YouTube channel

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Circus Skills Holiday Workshop

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Stage Combat Masterclass

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Breathing Spaces, holiday project in collaboration with Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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Bridge Academy Workshops at St Mary's Secret Garden


Film Making Workshop - Discover Young Hackney