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The Space is a performing arts centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London.  We programme regular arts events and workshops and we run our own in-house theatre company. Our friend Hubbub provide a cosy café/bar on site and the venue is also available for hire.

Vernon God Little

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Book Tickets

24th March—11th April, 7:30pm
£14/ £10

Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble. The tiny, flea-bitten town of Martirio – barbecue sauce capital of Texas – is in shock after Vernon’s best friend Jesus Navarro massacres sixteen of their classmates before turning his gun on himself.

With Jesus dead and nobody left to blame, the Martirio townsfolk are looking for a scapegoat. And with the appearance of charming but sadistic television reporter Eulalio “Lally” Ledesma, Vernon soon finds himself in hot water. There’s only one answer: take inspiration from the film Against All Odds and run away to Mexico. But the law is in hot pursuit, the TV cameras are rolling, and before too long, the eyes of the entire world are on Vernon.

Coming Soon

Birdphobia

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Book Tickets

14th—19th April, 8pm
£10/ £8

“Some people are like pigeons, others are like statues. It makes no difference whether you’re the Statue of Liberty or one of the Caryatids. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Rodin or Botero. Pigeons will sooner or later poo on you. Oh, yes, on you! And not just once!”

Upcoming Events

The Domestic Extremists

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Book Tickets

10th—28th February 2015, 7.30pm
£14/ £12

The channel want a sensational documentary about volatile protesters. What they get is far more explosive…
“The multi-layered plot unfolds with guile and intelligence…smart, funny…brilliant.” The Spectator

The Collector

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Book Tickets

3rd -14th March, 7:30pm
£12/£10

“They say, ‘There are two sides to every story.’ I think that’s very true… People are always jumping to the wrong conclusions… The truth is a lot more complicated.”
Socially reclusive entomologist Frederick Clegg has …

Latest News

28 Plays Later: Over 100 writers onboard!

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Remember when we invited all of you budding writers out there to join in with our 28 Plays Later challenge? Well, you responded! We’ve had over 100 playwrights sign up to take part, and five days in, the scripts are …

Adam’s Adventures at the Vault Festival

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I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to three shows at the uber-cool Vault Festival in the last couple of weeks. Everything about the Vault Festival is cool – the location underground in the Waterloo vaults, the gallery-turned coffee shop, …