London’s E17 gets new performance space

Walthamstow has its first designated performance venue thanks to the support of the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the GLA.

The new performance venue, CentrE17, run by the community for the community, is at the heart of Walthamstow.

CentrE17 will be Walthamstow’s first designated performance space. The multi-purpose venue (120 seats with flexible capacity) is only a five minute walk from Walthamstow tube station, and is run, and managed, by the team behind the Walthamstow Community Production.

The venue is opening its doors this month and is programming a diverse season of theatre, dance and performances, as well as wellbeing classes and workshops.

There are also talks and one-off events planned ranging from cabaret to comedy nights and more.

Its first season includes one-off Edinburgh previews from Sam Quinn, Rachel Creeger and the Burning Gadulka, as well as PBJ comedy double-bill Edinburgh previews, with sets from established comedians including: Dan Cook, John Luke Roberts, Phoebe Walsh, Sarah Kendall, Kat Bond and Fin Taylor.

The Church Hill venue will officially open with a gala launch event on July 24, with a PBJ comedy special guest hosting.

Any profit made goes back into the company to further support the community, whether through the Time Bank scheme (that allows acts, artists and companies the opportunity to give back while performing at the venue) or through the Pay it Forward programme (that gives time in the venue for free to community projects).

For more information about what’s on click here.

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