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Support us

Creating the radical theatre of today and shaping its future

Why Support The Yard?

For a limited time, Arts Council England are match-funding new support to The Yard £1 for £1 through Catalyst: Evolve, meaning your donation goes twice as far. Your support may be eligible. Contact to find out more.

The Yard is a pioneering example of a 21st century theatre. By supporting The Yard you will be helping us to:

  • Commission and develop the boldest, most exciting voices in theatre today
  • Provide children and young people locally with the opportunity to be creative and make radical new work
  • Connect with audiences by rooting all our work in stories about our world today

Your support is important because it will:

  • Enable us to provide a space where artists have an unequivocal freedom to create brave, electric new work
  • Open up the arts and make it relevant to the next generation of artists
  • Ensure our work can remain affordable for audiences


How can I help The Yard?

As an individual


Together, we can make work that inspires the future of theatre and provides opportunities for young people to make arts a key part of their lives. Join this growing community of people by clicking here or emailing Gareth Cutter, The Yard’s Development Officer,

We don’t charge any additional admin fees but you are welcome to make a donation when you purchase your ticket.

To donate £5 simply text YARD to 70060. Texts cost £5 plus one message at your standard network rate. The Yard Theatre will receive 100% of your donation. To opt out of calls text NOCALL YARD to 70123, or to opt out of SMS text NOSMS YARD to 70123, or call 02032827863

As a business

Whether you’re looking for a unique venue to entertain your clients, want to treat your workforce to an inspiring night of theatre and music, or simply give a little back to your local community by helping us to achieve our goals, The Yard Theatre has something for you.

The Yard combines entrepreneurial spirit with artistic vision, making it “a beacon of exciting, progressive new work in theatre-poor east London and a real model for what a theatre can and should be in the twenty-first century” (Time Out). You can be part of this vision.

To discuss a bespoke relationship with “a key local cultural anchor” (London Legacy Development Corporation), please email Gareth Cutter, The Yard’s Development Officer, via email or call 020 3111 0570.

As a trust or foundation

As a trust or foundation that cares deeply about cultural and social philanthropy, you could make a huge, creative impact on theatre and participatory arts for young people by donating to one of the most pioneering new theatres in London. Your support will help us both find new ways of supporting artistic excellence, and ensure that everyone has a chance to take part.

“The future has arrived in Hackney Wick in the form of The Yard.” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian journalist

Join an inspiring cohort of major trusts and foundations that have supported The Yard Theatre including Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Wellcome Trust and many more. Contact Sam, The Yard’s Executive Director, via email or call 020 3111 0570.

Started by a group of 50 volunteers in 2011, The Yard is now recognised as the “most important theatre in East London” (Time Out). Through our ability to identify artists and inspire new work, The Yard has become a leader in the future of theatre.

This could not have been achieved without the ongoing commitment and generous support of local residents, individuals, trusts, foundations, and businesses.

We have a commercial bar, of which all of the profits support our charitable activity. But your support is critical to our success and we need it to raise 25% of our income every year. We’d love for you to be involved – to find out how you can help, please email our Development Officer, Gareth at