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 both here and at the Roof Garden in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf.

Lena Ashwell: The Inspiration Behind ‘Poppies’

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Poppies, a new musical from Music Box Theatre, is inspired by Lena Ashwell and her concert parties. Poppies focuses on the women who risked their lives to bring music and drama to the men of …

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Summer Season Launch Party

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2 June

We'll be celebrating the fantastic achievements of our Spring Season at the Space, whilst ushering in the exciting Summer Season with a very special launch party. Our Spring Season at the Space featured theatrical classics, brand new musicals and new writing, the return of the One Festival, and even a custom-built Lighthouse in the theatre! Our Summer Season will

Upcoming Events

Poppies: A New Musical

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17 May - 28 May

7:30pm 2:30pm Saturday matinee £12/£9 Bringing women to the front August, 1914. The world unknowingly enters the biggest conflict it has ever witnessed. As men answer the call to fight, three young women decide they too must find their place on the front line. Based on a true story of Lena Ashwell and her concert parties,

My Friend Peter

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26 May

FREE   My Friend Peter is a family friendly folk musical for all those who seek big adventures in little places. Join Beatrix as she makes her journey through the uncharted water of a life most unexpected; share in the love, losses, struggles and triumphs of one of the most celebrated authors in children‚Äôs literature.¬†

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An Interview with Ottisdotter: Emilia Galotti


For the second time, Ottisdotter Productions will revive Emilia Galotti– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing‚Äôs indefensible psychological horror. The play marks the birth of modern European dramatic tragedy and is one of Germany‚Äôs most celebrated texts. …

Bloom Festivals seek Tower Hamlets performers

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Following the success of last year’s Early and Late Bloom Arts Festivals, the Space is looking for local performers to participate in the 2016 festivals at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden.
Located at the¬†top of the Crossrail Place¬†in …