Stratford Circus

Stratford Circus Building Exterior

Run by registered charity, Stratford Arts Trust, Stratford Circus boasts flexible spaces including a 284-seat auditorium, 90-seat studio, a large airy studio space, and an open plan, accessible café/bar area. Driven by artistic excellence and the diverse communities of east London, our mission is to inspire and develop talent in collaboration with the best artists in the UK and internationally. We curate a visionary, artistic programme of dance, theatre, music, comedy, literature and circus, and together with our Circlets branded children’s theatre programme, we are a destination venue for local families & residents.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

9 am - 6 pm (opening times vary beyond these hours depending on performance running times.)

Admission charges

Stratford Circus is a public building so entry is free - however entry to specific shows will cost and pre-booking may be necessary.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • 2 — 26 December 2015

We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave…

Little Angel Theatre brings Michael Rosen’s thrilling and funny adventure to life in a brand new puppetry production directed by Little Angel Theatre's Artistic Director Peter Glanville and with music and lyrics by renowned singer-songwriter Barb Jungr.

Discounts available for Newham residents where you see this icon.
Schools performances available.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Illustrations from the book copyright © 1989 Helen Oxenbury. By permission of Walker Books Ltd, London.

Supported by the Aspers Good Causes Fund

Suitable for

  • Especially for children


£10/£8 concs
£32 family of four (must include one child)

Please, see our website for times

Age: 2+



The Wizard of Us

  • 5 — 6 December 2015

In true typical Blue Sky style, we mash up and recreate Dorothy and Toto’s adventure and turn it into a real festive treat. This fun-packed family extravaganza celebrates inclusive storytelling, song, music, movement and a festive pinch of creative madness. Oh no, we didn’t... OH YES, WE DID!

Stratford Circus’ Blue Sky Actors are an ensemble of performers with and without learning difficulties and disabilities.


£4/£2 concs


All ages

Duration: 65 mins



The World Beyond The Wardrobe

  • 21 — 22 December 2015

Duration: 20 mins

Admission at 5 minute intervals from
10am - 11:45am
1pm - 2:45pm
3:30pm - 5:25pm

A Narnia-inspired interactive experience for families, The World Beyond the Wardrobe promises to be full of chills, mystery and magic.

Your challenge: to bring colour back into this forever snowy world in time for Christmas. Expect to find yourself strolling through a winter forest, drinking tea with a faun, and meeting the rightful ruler of Narnia, the powerful lion Aslan. Look out for surprises along your journey, too!

Step into this fairytale realm to solve the challenge, but remember: you will have to return to the real world…

Suitable for

  • Especially for children


Price: Child £8.50 / £6.50 concs, Adult £3.50

Please, see our website for times.

Age: 4-8


Stratford Circus
Theatre Square
E15 1BX




020 8279 1001

Box Office

0844 357 2625

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