The Greenhouse Theatre

The Greenhouse Theatre

The UK’s first zero-waste theatre venue, The Greenhouse Theatre, will be welcoming visitors to Thames Barrier Park for a pop-up residency hosting Sea Change commissions, talks and workshops, activity packs, and a picnic area with snacks and a bar.

Sea Shanties & Lascar Tales

Join students from local school Britannia Village Primary School and the London Sea Shanty Collective on the banks of the Thames at the new Greenhouse Theatre in Thames Barrier Park on Saturday 27 May 3-4pm.

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SUNDAY 28th May
The Greenhouse Theatre Festival for Young People

A free one-day festival curated in collaboration with local young people, for young people. Featuring zero-waste music, creative workshops, activities, dance, games and more!

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MONDAY 29th May
Upcycled Craft & Toy Swap

Join The Greenhouse Theatre for a free sustainable crafting session and learn to craft with items you can find in your recycling bin!

You will be provided with everything that you need for the crafts, you only need to bring your imaginations and curiosity.

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TUESDAY 30th May

This workshop is hosted by Nourish London, an organic skincare company in the heart of Newham. All Nourish products are made locally. Founder Dr Pauline Hili and local scientist Zaynab Rashid will lead on a fun-filled ‘making’ workshop.

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Us.Man.Dere Takeover

Join The Greenhouse Theatre for a screening room takeover by the Newham filmmakers collective Us.Man.Dere (UMD). The night includes content by young up-and-coming local content creators and visual artists, all curated by UMD

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Repair Cafe

Learn from the experts as they teach you how to repair your electronic devices, apparel, and bikes which they’ll hopefully mend for you on the spot!

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Fleamarket with Thrift Factory

Come browse and buy sustainable apparel supplied by Thrift Factory or mix things up for free by the clothing swap stand.

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Beat Poetry

Hip-hop performer Julian Alexander presents original work featuring William Blake and E.A.Poe

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Us.Man.Dere Takeover (Part 2)

Us.Man.Dere (UMD) – the Newham-based young filmmakers’ group – take over the screening room once more to screen UMD content together with a creative poster-making session and a community get together over fresh cooked food.

Improvised Comedy with UEL

Drama students from the University of East London (UEL) will improvise their way through ridiculous comic circumstances in a ‘sink or swim’ performance led by professional improv coach and comedian, Carl Batchelor.

The Greenhouse Theatre Ceilidh

Put on your dancing shoes or get barefoot, as you prefer, for an unplugged dance party with live music to the classic folk tunes.

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Part of At the Docks 2023 – a brand-new summer season of arts, culture, and events at the Royal Docks.

Time & date

11 May – 4 June


Thames Barrier Park



For your visit

Places To Stay

Sunborn London

Luxury accommodation on board a superyacht minutes from ExCeL London.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Galyons Bar & Kitchen

This 19th-century dockside inn has recently been reborn as a waterside gastropub.

Food & Drink

Il Volo

Il Volo serves Italian comfort food that salutes the docks' history at the centre of world trade.

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