WHAT’S ON @ CentrE17

All our ticketed events are BYOB


Thursday 22nd February – Sunny Runny Runcorn
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th February – Pandora’s Box


It’s the END of The WORLD as we know it – a season of politically themed work


Walthamstow Community Production – The Wizard of Oz


Sign up between 2-3pm Saturday 6th January 2018 at St Peters in the Forest Church, Woodford New Road, E17 3PP (in the woods behind The Peterhouse Centre, 122 Forest Rise, E17 3PW)

Anyone who signs up is part of the cast, you only need to audition on the Sunday if you’d like to be a lead role.

Please also come and sign up if you are wanting to be a musician or help backstage.

Lead auditions on Sunday 2-4pm at CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, E17 3AB. www.thecentre17.com

Lead Auditions are for the roles of Dorothy, scarecrow, tin man, lion, wizard, glinda and wicked witch. Please come on Saturday to sign up and register your interest.

Lead auditions open to those in year 5 and above (there’s no upper age limit!)

No need to prepare anything we will learn songs and read lines on the Sunday.

Performance dates and times will be:

4.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 17th March 2018
4.30 and 6.30pm on Sunday 18th March 2018

Dress rehearsal weekend will be:
2-5 Saturday 10th March 2018
2-5 Sunday 11th March 2018

To be part of the cast you must be available for both of these weekends.

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Every TUESDAY 7pm – 8pm

E17 Yoga


Donation based class (£7 suggested min donation) – to take part, just turn up.

Open level gentle flow vinyasa class that includes breathing and meditation.


Every WEDNESDAY 7pm-8.30pm

Choir 17


Choir 17 is a friendly, uplifting, modern mixed choir who aim to sound great and feel great! We sing popular music, mostly from the 1970s to 2000s, with the odd golden oldie and modern classic thrown in.  Everything is taught by ear so you don’t need to be able to read music, just bring your love for music and your enthusiasm to try something new.

Singing in a choir is scientifically proven to be great for your health and wellbeing: it’s also a fantastic way to make friends and feel a sense of achievement. For more information head to www.choir17.com.

Over 16s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Just turn up – First 3 sessions are free.
After that it’s £9 per session to pay-as-you-go, or £8 per session to pay termly in advance.

Every TUESDAY 1:50pm 

Acting Bugs


“Has your little one got the acting bug?

ACTING BUGS offers fun, weekly interactive drama and storytelling
classes for children aged 3 to 4 and their parents and carers.

We use improvisation, music, movement, puppets, bubbles and props to
bring stories to life to ignite imagination, inspire and build

The grown ups love it too!

Butterflies 3-4 yr olds every Tuesday at 1.50pm.

First session is free.

See www.actingbugs.co.uk to find out more information and book a
free trial.

Thursday 22nd February – 7:30pm
Sunny Runny Runcorn


Bread and Butter Productions presents…

Theatrical tales that transform and transcend.


“You can’t run from the corn!” A fairy’s tale of a town that might be a little rough – but it’s also got its bloody blinding diamonds! A trip home to Runcorn can be far from a journey down the yellow brick road. Scary Mo, Timmy Tanked and Lick it Lil share in beauty and brutality.

Praise for the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

***** Scotsgay 


It’s about community and the need for connection.
Matthew Roberts is both writer and performer for this extraordinary one man show. In the hands of someone else this could have been deeply depressing but he injects it with such passion and enthusiasm it becomes transformational. The humanity behind this “50 shades of Lacoste” is reassuring and hopeful. His talent, wit and sheer joy for his craft are astounding.

Do not miss this!

Fringe Review: Highly Recommended Show.

This is dynamic!

It’s a Runcorn version of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
The language flickers between raw emotion and refined – its authentic, frequently poetic and always heartfelt.
Our born and bred in Runcorn performer changes voices, accents, his physicality and demeanour effortlessly.

After-show Q+A:
All audience members are invited to share in a 30 minute discussion about the themes and ideas in the play. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones; and, Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class by Nathan Connolly; are examples of two non-fiction texts that will inform the political context of the Q + A.

Duration of show: 55 minutes. 
After-show: 30 minutes. 
Age: 15 + contains strong language. 

This live performance is being filmed and photographed.


If you are booking for multiple events or multiple tickets please click HERE
We have  limited number of tickets for members. If you are a member please email us to reserve your seat.

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th February – 7:30pm
Pandora’s Box


An eerie forest, an abandoned palace and a mystery woman who holds the keys to the universe; if you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…

In association with CentrE17, Redbridge Drama Centre & Greenwich Theatre, NMT Automatics presents Pandora’s Box: a spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of local young people and community members.

Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice.

Using animal physicality, object manipulation and magical illustrations, NMTA invite you to experience an alternate reality where beasts speak, chaos ravages the earth, and a man’s lust for power threatens the survival of humanity.

Pandora’s Box is an imaginative retelling of an ancient legend, which has underpinned perceptions of women throughout the ages:  you’ve heard of the jewellery, you may know the myth… but do you know the truth?

Suitable for 7 +

‘Bold and exciting!’ – Broadway Baby

‘A visual statement.’ – The Stage

‘Amazing choreography, ingeniously creative!’ – Everything Theatre

‘Taking part in Dido rates amongst the top twenty events to have occurred in my life and at 69 that is saying something!!!’ (Greenwich Theatre participant)

‘Thank you so much for helping us excel in our drama & confidence.’ (Riverhead Theatre participants)


If you are aged between 12 and 100 and would like to perform in Pandora’s Box, alongside the professional cast, we would love you to join us for two evening drama and movement workshops on the 19th and 21st February. All abilities welcome, and with nothing to pay, this is a fantastic opportunity. Participants also need to be available from 5pm on the 23rd and 24th.  To learn new skills and be a part of a very exciting project, contact nmtautomatics@outlook.com.



We have  limited number of tickets for members. If you are a member please email us to reserve your seat.

It’s the END of the World as we know it


A season of politically charged, on-topic driven performance, theatre, cinema, documentary and dance.

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