The Theatre Royal, Stratford East is a theatre committed to promoting new talent. Whether it’s amateur performances or untold stories, Newham's award-winning theatre promises to surprise audiences. The theatre is also passionate about transforming society through the arts, reaching out to connect with the community and inspire its youth. Find all the best Theatre Royal Stratford East tickets right here at TickX.
The Theatre Royal dates back to 1884. The architect James George Buckle designed the theatre under the instruction of actor Charles Dillon. Dillon starred in its first performance, ‘Ritchielieu’, kickstarting its journey to success. Over the years, the theatre was redesigned and modified. At one point, it even received input from the king of Edwardian theatre architecture Frank Matcham.
In the early 1950s, the Theatre Workshop company moved into the Theatre Royal, repairing the building which was beginning to fail. Their efforts were eventually recognised in 1955 when they represented England at the International Festival of Theatre. The venue soon established itself as ‘the people’s theatre’. This came through its efforts to engage black and Asian audiences as Stratford's local demographic slowly changed.
In recent years, the Theatre Royal has staged several notable performances. For instance, it hosted the musical version of the cult Jamaican film ‘The Harder They Come’. Others include the premiere of ‘Five Guys Named Moe’, which went on to win the Olivier Award for ‘Best Entertainment’, and the first British Black musical ‘The Big Life’. All of these went on to transfer to the West End.
As Stratford's largest theatre, the Theatre Royal, Stratford East remains one of east London’s leading entertaining venues to this day. Why not take a look at all of the theatre's upcoming shows right here at TickX. We can help you find the best tickets to Theatre Royal Stratford East performances.
The theatre is part of the Ramps on the Moon consortium, who aim to change the employment and artistic opportunities for disabled performers, and create a cultural change to allow participating organisations to promote accessibility.
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