Buried away in the hinterland of warehouses that lie between Hackney proper and the Olympic Park, Hackney Wick's The Yard is a real diamond in the rough. A profit-sharing 130-seat venue made from recycled materials, it's a beacon of exciting, progressive new work in theatre-poor east London and a real model for what a fringe theatre can and should be in the twenty-first century.
It also sports a cracking bar-kitchen, with a range of drinks that veer from tinnies of beer to swish cocktails, while the food works on a rotating pop up basis, with different chefs tailoring different menus to different shows.
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The Yard's NOW festival puts fresh newbie artists alongside more experienced ones over a challenging, risky but often superb five weeks. This year features Emma Frankland, Ira Brand and Chris Goode's avant-garde performance boy band, Ponyboy Curtis.Drama Until Saturday June 11 2016Read more
This urgent new play from Charlene James is an exploration of the disturbing practice of female genital mutilation. It follows two 15-year-old girls, both born in Somalia, as their budding friendship eventually reveals irreconcilable difference between...Drama Until Saturday July 30 2016Read more
Funky, vocal and forward-thinking techno and tech-house provided by Ondo Fudd, Reckonwrong and Tasker.House, disco and techno Friday May 27 2016 - Saturday May 28 2016Read more
Dark drum'n'bass and dubstep from Manchester-based DJ Biome, plus support from Madam X, Silas & Snare and Walton.Bass, garage and D&B Saturday May 28 2016 - Sunday May 29 2016Read more
The carnival inspired sounds of house, grime, Afro-beats, urban, reggae and more supplied by a diverse range of DJs and acts including Moleskin, Fox, DJ Game, DJ Name, Platt, Joey B, Samrai, Kazabon and Hootie Who.Bass, garage and D&B Sunday May 29 2016 - Monday May 30 2016Read more
Buyers Club With Joakim
The renowned French DJ and producer Joakim Bouaziz takes to the decks to supply forward-thinking house, electro and disco, alongside residents Brick Lane Buyers Club.House, disco and techno Friday June 3 2016 - Saturday June 4 2016Read more