The Yard Theatre Limited

The Yard Theatre Limited

Charity information

The Yard Theatre Limited

The Yard is a unique theatre built in a disused warehouse in Hackney Wick. In a difficult economic climate we make it easier for artists and audience to create and see remarkable work.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    The Yard Theatre offers artists and audiences an opportunity to experience theatre that couldn't happen anywhere else. We offer artists our theatre without hire fees - but with free rehearsal space, full technical and marketing support, and 51% of the box office. Audience tickets never exceed £9 for a show and are often as cheap as £5.

    The Yard has also created an innovative community engagement program that works with marginalised groups in the local area (Tower Hamlets and Hackney are two of the most deprived boroughs in the country). We develop workshops and events that take place in local centres at the same time as the work is being rehearsed. In this way artists develop sustained and meaningful relationships with the local community. Workshops are designed to encourage an interest in the performing arts - such as opera, dance, creative writing, acting and music. We then offer free tickets for the participants to see all the shows at The Yard.

  • Aims

    The Yard Theatre Limited aims to:

    • The Yard makes new theatre accessible for all.
    • The Yard aims to give people from the local community opportunities to participate in the performing arts.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1144028

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 02089851600

    Address: Queen's Yard Hackney Wick London E9 5EN

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