Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Charity information

Stratford Circus Arts Centre

We are a leading multi-arts independent arts centre in Newham, east London. We are in an area of major growth, development and investment alongside high levels of deprivation and low arts engagement. We present the most exciting artists in the country to an audience that is representative of London’s culturally and socio-economically diverse communities. We have a strong national track record in supporting the creation of high quality productions, representative of pluralistic Britain.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    We believe that access to art brings joy, empowers people, and draws them together.

    We provide world-class, accessible creative experiences and performances on the doorstep of people in Newham and East London. We believe that access to art brings joy, empowers people, and draws them together.

    Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a vibrant place to create and experience art through world-class theatre, dance, music and circus and
    visual exhibitions and we present work for families, young people and adults. We support national, international and East London artists to create new work that is relevant to local people, connecting artists and audiences to help them find authentic voices.

    Our education programme works with local schools and community organisations to introduce local people to artistic experiences through workshops and bespoke creative learning projects.

    We are proud to be a founding partner of the East London Cultural Education Partnership, delivering outstanding creative opportunities for children and young people across East London.

    Our modern and versatile building receives more than 125,000 visits a year and is a key resource for the local community. We regularly hire out space to artists, schools and local groups as well as corporate clients and promoters.

    Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a registered charity.

  • Aims

    Stratford Circus Arts Centre aims to:

    • To advance and further public education in the understanding and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage, in particular providing a centre to promote artistic education.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1145183

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 17

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 02082791090

    Address: Theatre Square E15 1BX

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