Hackney Shed Collective NT Connections Performance of Terra / Earth

Come and watch the Collective Production of Terra / Earth as part of the NT Connections festival 2019. Tickets available now!

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Tickets for our performance at Theatre Royal Stratford East are available to buy online now via their website for just £5 each. The performance takes place on Saturday 6th April at 7pm and is a double bill also featuring a performance of Salt by Petchy Academy students.

Tickets are available online HERE or via the Box Office on 020 8534 0310

For friends and family of Collective members we also have limited tickets available for the dress rehearsal on Thursday 4th April for anyone who can’t make it on Saturday 6th. Please contact vicki@hackneyshed.org.uk to request tickets for the performance on the 4th which will take place at Sutton House.

Film Making Workshop

Free Film making Workshop
Do you like to perform?

Are you interested in making films?

Then come along to our free film making workshop!

Hackney Shed are organising a free film making workshop on Sunday 3 February for young people aged 13-19 years.

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  • What: You will work to create short films with other young actors, a professional filmmaker and our experienced Hackney Shed team.

  • Who: Young people aged 13-19 years. Places are limited so make sure to sign up quick. No experience necessary and all welcome.

  • When: 11am – 4pm, Sunday 3 Feb, 2019

  • Where: Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High St, London E9 6JQ

  • Cost: Free!

How to sign up: email barry@hackneyshed.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Hackney Shed Collective NT Connections Project

Hackney Shed Collective represents the work we deliver that is targeted at young people aged 16- 25 who identify as having a learning disability and or autism.

We are about to embark on a Collective project as part of the National Theatre Connections programme 2019. This exciting national project offers groups the chance to perform original pieces of theatre that have been specially commissioned for the National Theatre as well as the chance to perform it on a professional stage (in our case the Theatre Royal Stratford East)

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This is a free opportunity to be part of a group of young people coming together to rehearse and perform a brand new play as part of the National Theatre Connections 2019 programme. No previous experience necessary!

What: We will meet once a week from January – March 2019. We will be rehearsing a brand new play that we will perform at Sutton House on Thursday the 4th April and at The Theatre Royal Stratford East on Saturday 6th April 2019.

When: Rehearsals are every Thursday in term time from 6pm- 8pm starting on Thursday 10th January and finishing on the 4th April with a ‘home’ performance at Sutton House. There are also two longer rehearsal days during the half term holiday on the 19th and 20th February. The performance at Theatre Royal Stratford East is on Saturday 6th April. All participants need to be available for the key dates.

Where: Rehearsals and the ‘home’ performance are all at Sutton House, Hackney E9 6JQ. The final performance on the 6th April is at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford E15 1BM

Cost: This project is free to participants as it has been fully funded by our generous supporters. As a registered charity we rely on your support. More details can be found on our support us page.

How do I get involved?

To get involved or to find out more email anna@hackneyshed.org.uk. Places are limited for this project so to guarantee a place please get in touch as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions your might have

With thanks to The Santander Foundation and Awards for All for making this possible.

Hackney Shed Collective Play in a Day and Theatre Visit

Are you aged 16 -25?

Do you have a learning disability and/ or autism?

Would you like to visit the theatre, learn new skills and create a brand new play?


 After a hugely successful summer project we are delighted to be running our very first free ‘Play In A Day’! We will create a brand new piece of theatre inspired by a group trip to see ‘The Wolves’, a play at Theatre Royal Stratford East


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 What will this be?

As a group we will visit Theatre Royal Stratford East to watch ‘The Wolves’. The next day we will meet to create a new piece of theatre to share with family and friends in the afternoon

 When is it?

Friday 16th November – Meet at Theatre Royal Stratford East  (Meeting and end time to be confirmed, but the show starts at 7:30pm)

Saturday 17th November – Sutton House, 11am (arrive from 10:45am) – 4pm (family and friends are invited to join us at 3:15pm for a sharing of what we have created)

 Where is it?

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London E15 1BN

 Sutton House

2 & 4 Homerton High St, London E9 6JQ

 Does it cost?

No! The project  and the theatre trip are absolutely free

What is ‘The Wolves’ about?

Stretch, squat, lunge, kick. Somewhere in Middle America, an all-girl high school soccer team prepares. A pack of teenage warriors ready for battle. All that matters is the win.

Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play uniquely captures the essence of being a young woman today. The girls talk about everything from genocide and refugees to Harry Potter and tampons, wrestling with the big and small questions of our times.

Disarmingly authentic and fiercely funny, THE WOLVES is a portrait of self-discovery and ambition, speaking to the 16 year old in all of us.

Sarah DeLappe's award-winning debut play receives its European premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East in a new production by Gate Theatre's Artistic Director Ellen McDougall.

How do I get involved?

To book a place please fill in a form via the link below. If you need a paper form or would prefer an easy read version please let us know:

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Of course, if you've any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. anna@hackneyshed.org.uk

If you don't consider yourself to have learning difficulties/disabilities/ autism but would still like to get involved then please get in touch via anna@hackneyshed.org.uk

 Places are very limited so please do get in touch asap!