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


 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:

Collective Form

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!

Hackney Shed Collective Summer Carnival Project is back!

Join us this summer for fun filled workshops targeted at young adults aged 16-25 on the autistic spectrum or with learning disabilities.

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The Hackney Carnival Collective brings you a FREE carnival project this summer!  As well as an opportunity to be part of Hackney Carnival!

Sign up for part 1 or part 2, or both!  Limited places available, so book now!  Both projects take place at Chat's Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Hackney, E9 6DF

Part 1 with Hackney Shed

25th - 27th July 2018, 11am - 4pm

To book a place for Part 1 contact barry@hackneyshed.org.uk 

Part 2 with Access All Areas

28th - 31st August, 11am - 4pm

To book a place for part 2 contact alex@accessallareastheatre.org

We hope to see you there!

Half Term Workshop Exploring Characters for ages 10-15

We have another amazing workshop during half term!

Come along to the beautiful Geffrye Museum in Hackney to explore their amazing archive of objects from across the centuries. You'll work with staff from the museum and our Hackney Shed team to develop characters inspired by the objects and get crafty by making some objects of your own. 

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No experience necessary. All welcome!

Who: Young people aged 10-15 years. Places are limited so make sure to sign up quick. 

When: 11am-4pm Tuesday 29 May (during half term)

Where: The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA 

Cost: Free!

How do I sign up? Email barry@hackneyshed.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Spaces are limited so please contact us in advance for more information and to reserve a place. 

Hackney Shed Collective Film Workshop for ages 16-25

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.

Film Making Collective Workshop

When: 30th and 31st May, 11am – 4pm
Where: Huddlestone Centre (accessible venue)
30 Powell Road, E8 8DJ

Would you like to make a short film?




We particularly welcome young people with a special educational need or disability

For more information or to sign up email