“The future has arrived in Hackney Wick in the form of The Yard” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
The Yard is a theatre venue in a converted warehouse in Hackney Wick.
The Yard was founded by Artistic Director Jay Miller in 2011, with support from Tarek Iskander, Sasha Milavic Davies and Alex Rennie and a group of 50 volunteers. They worked with architectural firm Practice Architecture to convert a disused warehouse into a theatre and bar.
We’re at the centre of our community, reaching thousands of local people every year through programmes in local schools and in the community centres we run: Hub67 in Hackney Wick and The Hall in East Village. We run creative projects for young people aged 4-19 years to make work for our stage, and offer regular activities and resources for local people.
The Yard is also one of London’s most exciting venues for experiencing music, welcoming parties in by and for under-represented groups in London’s music scene, as well as hosting internationally renowned DJs and promoters every weekend.
Since 2011 our work has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Shows we have made have transferred to the National Theatre, been turned into television series and toured the UK.
Who We Are
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Nick Starr (Chair)
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (PATERNITY COVER)
BLACK EXCELLENCE AT THE NIGHTTIME
Kirsty Amy Anne
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
PEOPLE & FINANCE MANAGER
MUSIC AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Seif Abdel Salam
The David Pearlman Charitable Foundation
Ian & Janet Edmondson
Stephen D Whitson
Takero Shimazaki Architects