Hackney Showroom Arts Lab

Our artist development programme Hackney Showroom Arts Lab supports non-mainstream theatre makers, working across a range of disciplines to create new live theatre.

We work with non-traditional theatre makers – drag artists, poets, actors, cabaret artists, actor-musicians, all who want to create a piece of theatre, often for the first time. Addressing the craft of playmaking in the context of experimental performance, our work with new artists breaks new boundaries in performance, yet at the same time honours the form of the play, with narrative and storytelling at the heart of everything we do.

We are currently developing new work with some exceptional theatre makers including Hector Dyer‘s new play Thank You For Your PatienceIrina Brown’s stage adaption of the award winning children’s book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  and a new, untitled autobiographical piece by actor and reggae star Lorna Gayle.

In 2019 we will be launching a new artist development and rehearsal space to provide workshop, mentoring & R&D opportunities for non-traditional theatre makers. To enquire about our Arts Lab contact hello@hackneyshowroom.com