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  • 12-Oct-2019
  • Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • 1 - 16 years
  • Age Friendly
  • Free
  • Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • Get Creative
Fantasic For Families

Join us for a FREE day of fun, food and theatre right on your doorstep, from 10am!

We're throwing our doors open to welcome newcomers and familiar faces alike, and give you a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at one of London’s most historic theatres.

There'll be face painting, arts and crafts, building tours, workshops, Q&As with industry professionals, raffle prizes, live entertainment and food and drink. Plus, you can get discounted tickets to select shows if you book in person on the day! Take a look at the full schedule below.

Visitors are welcome to simply arrive on the day, but are advised to book in advance for some free activities where capacity is limited. To book any of these activities please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or email If you have any access requirements then please do let us know.

OPEN DAY ACTIVITIES (please note spaces are limited on some activities. Visitors can arrive on the day, but booking is advised)

Building Tours10:15am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 12:00pm

Late-night Ghost Tour 10:30pm and 11:00pm

Youth Theatre Taster Sessions led by Philip Morris11:00am – 12:30pm1:00pm - 2:30pm

Introduction to British Sign Language Workshop led by Sahera Khan3:00pm – 3:45pm4:00pm – 4:45pm

Stratford East Singers Workshop4:30pm – 6:00pm

Q&A Sessions* (please note times are subject to change)

11:00am – Being a Director with Jenny Sealey (Graeae) & Nadia Fall (Artistic Director, Stratford East)

12:00pm – Being a Producer with Sofia Stephanou (Paines Plough)

1:00pm – Being a Playwright with Roy Williams (Sucker Punch)

2:00pm – Technical Theatre with Jess Harwood (Head of Production, Stratford East)

3:00pm – Being an Actor with TBC 4:00pm – Being a Movement Director with Diane Alison-Mitchell (Our Lady of Kibeho)

5:00pm - Being a Designer with TBC

Performances from Stratford East Singers, Miss Jacqui, Russeni and more!

  • Music, Theatre, Heritage

it's a great opportunity to explore behind the scenes of one of London's most historic theatres.

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Venue details

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

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