Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

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Theatre Royal Stratford East is a prolific developer of new work, attracting artists and audiences often not represented in many other venues.

New Writing

Theatre Royal Stratford East has a strong tradition of developing new plays and musicals, and encouraging new voices for the stage. From Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey, Theatre Workshop and Joan Littlewood's Oh, What a Lovely War!, Five Guys Named Moe, Ken Hill’s The Invisible Man, Paul Sirett and Paul Joseph’s The Big Life, Tanika Gupta’s Gladiator Games, Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come to recent productions of Martina Cole’s Two Women, adapted by Patrick Prior and Rikki Beadle Blair’s Shalom Baby.

Musical Theatre

An important aspect of its work is the development of new musical theatre. The Theatre’s vision is to break new ground with musicals that bring contemporary and urban music into the mainstream of British theatre. This has led to the production of a broad spectrum of acclaimed sell-out musicals with its work transferring nationally and internationally. These include Baiju Bawra, Da Boyz, The Big Life, The Harder They Come, The Blacks, Come Dancing, Takeaway, Clockwork Orange, Reasons to be Cheerful with Graeae Theatre Company and New Wolsey Theatre, Britain’s Got Bhangra with Rifco Arts & Warwick Arts Centre and the Olivier Award winning Pied Piper with Boy Blue Ents.

Young People's Work

We work with over 3,500 young people a year here at Theatre Royal Stratford East. We provide a range of opportunities for young people to get involved – all affordable, accessible and flexible. Each young person has a different journey with us. They may start with school work experience, join a performance project or become a volunteer; whatever suits their needs and ambitions.

This famous producing theatre, located in the heart of London’s East End on the edge of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, prides itself on creating world class work that reflects the concerns, hopes and dreams of its community.

Through a continuous loop it inspires and is inspired by its vibrant, young and diverse audience.
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  • A beautiful building with modern twists to it for the bar area. The theatre itself feels like you’ve stepped back in time. It is small and intimate, it feels grand inside. It’s definitely worth seeing...  more »
  • This is a regular theatre venue for us and the standard is always high. Plus there’s always a great audience atmosphere – a real sense of community. Just been to see King Hedley II by August Wilson. G...  more »
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  • Gorgeous theatre situated just a stones throw from Stratford Station - either walk through the 'old' Stratford Shopping Centre and take the left exit or walk round the outside of the shopping centre by taking a left before the doors (my choice). This theatre is as grand and beautiful as any in the West End (I love looking at the ceiling) but is relatively smaller at just under 500 seats, on 3 levels, which ensures a good view from any seat. The pricing structure here is fantastic, tickets can be nabbed for 10 pounds if you book early enough, and rarely will you pay over 32 pounds for the best seats. That's not to say this is a community theatre putting on community productions, this place regularly puts on some of the best shows to be seen in London, attracting fantastic reviews from the national press. There's a bar and great restaurant too, with main meals for under a tenner. Well worth the short journey out of the West End.
  • I was actually in the MEZA EAST bar for a reggae evening with a very good DJ. knows his music. Good atmosphere. Drinks prices are affordable. Next time will try their jerk meals. Staff is nice and helpful, full of smiles. Wish they would create a small permanent dancing floor. Can't wait for the next session.
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