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.
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9 am - 6 pm (opening times vary beyond these hours depending on performance running times.)
Stratford Circus is a public building so entry is free - however entry to specific shows will cost and pre-booking may be necessary.
NoFit State - Open House
- 7 August 2015 6-8pm
- 8 August 2015 4-6pm
- 9 August 2015 11am-12:45pm, 2:45-4:30pm
Directed by Orit Azaz, Open House is an immersive, ever-evolving large-scale circus installation where anything can happen and everything becomes an excuse for performance and spectacle. Flowing through the town, setting up in a city square, unfolding deckchairs, flags, umbrellas, unveiling specialist circus structures, there is no big top but a colony of musicians, acrobats and aerialists - a joyous cluster of circus chaos setting the town alive.
Combining pop-up performances, audience workshops and public training sessions, Open House isn't your ordinary circus show... watch world class aerial and acrobatic circus performances; join introductory workshops and training sessions in a variety of skills; perform impromptu stunts and scenes; or just sit back and watch as the spectacle unfolds.
Visit Theatre Square - just outside Stratford Circus Arts Centre next to the Picturehouse - to witness this fun-filled free family event!
- Any age
020 8279 1001
0844 357 2625