WHAT’S ON @ CentrE17

All our ticketed events are BYOB
Doors open 10-15 mins before time stated on ticket


Every Tuesday in JULY –  S+K Pilots (Youth Theatre for 9 – 12’s)
Thursday 21st July – Big Impact – Original Impact scratch night

Edinburgh Previews

Thursday 12th July – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th July – CANOE
Saturday 28th July – Sara Barron / Lloyd Langford

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.


Movers and Shakers
Baby & Toddler Group for Up to 4 years


Movers and shakers is a music and movement class including signing, bubbles, parachute, puppets and instruments.

A fun-filled 30 mins session full of singing in a group with other children and parents, with lots of activities to interest the kids instruments, puppets, parachutes and bubbles.

This is a MIXED AGES drop in session for babies and toddlers

 Every Tuesday – July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
S+K Pilots (Youth Theatre for 9 – 12’s)


The S+K Project, in partnership with CentrE17, are offering a new and exciting weekly theatre workshops to children aged between 9-12.
Professional theatre directors from S+K Project will use existing stories alongside a suitcase of surprises to help us create a fun, exciting and completely original play-making experience for the project.

Children joining S+K Pilots ​should expect to act, laugh and grow imagination and playfulness.

The workshops will run from 4.00pm to 5:30pm every Tuesday. 
Tuesday July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.

Places are £7 per child per workshop . First session is FREE.

Sign up now

Thursday 12th July – 8:00pm
Edinburgh Preview
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?


Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. Through audio entries, soul-searching and group participation, Grant McLachlan, the newly-elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the ‘Cruisettes’, will guide you through your 8-step journey, from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald.
Speaking about the show, Grant McLachlan says, ‘I have always been in love with Jane, so when I saw the impact she had on my class when she surprised us at school, I thought – there is a fun and fabulous Edinburgh Fringe show right here just bursting to put on a feather boa and tell its story!’
‘I mean, I’ve been cruising many many times, but this is the biggest thing I’ve ever seen’ Jane McDonald, 2017.


Thursday 21st July – 7:30pm
Big Impact – Original Impact scratch night


Original Impact present four pieces of work that had the biggest impact on their audiences in their previous scratch nights.

From Female Intuition
Knock written by Megan Jenkins
Directed by Katie Turner

Three people are rehearsing a new play, a horror. It tells the true story of Edie, a young woman in 1970s Essex, who, whilst heavily pregnant, becomes convinced that there is something malevolent in the walls of her new home and commits a horrific crime. As odd events quickly begin to plague the rehearsal, relationships fray, realities blur and stories start to mirror.

Something wants in. What happens when you open the door?

You are going to see the first 20 minutes of Knock Knock, a full-length play which will be premiered this September at the Drayton Arms.

From Tit for Tat
Shark by Kieron Tufft
Directed by Alexandria Anfield

Shark examines trauma and fears within the confines of love. Spanning several years the play invites you to examine how the characters change with the tide of the modern world, and the people they become while trying to make their love work.

From The Man, The Myths, The Legends
Rat King by Bram Davidovich
Directed by Hannah de Ville

Kelly and Jacko are from very contrasting backgrounds, but when their worlds collide on the streets of Hackney their relationship takes on a life of its own. While Kelly prepares to leave her comfortable life in the suburbs, Jacko is living rough as a homeless youth. As Kelly takes her first steps towards freedom she gets into a difficult situation, and when Jacko comes to her rescue they are catapulted into a series of events that will change their lives forever.

From Nationalism
The Test by Darrel Draper
Directed by Phoebe Rhodes

In the not so distant future, in a post Brexit Britain, all non British born citizens must be subjected to a serious of tests, each more absurd than the last, to determine whether they have the right to remain part of ‘Great’ Britain, but in a country of such multi-cultural diversity, what exactly does it mean to be ‘British’? And can we honestly say that our country is ‘great, in light of how we treat certain individuals?

Expect the unexpected.


Thursday 26th & Friday 27th July – 8:00pm
Edinburgh Preview


Fatherhood. A fatal canoe accident. ‘Who are we now, we don’t have kids? A couple come face to face with the powerlessness of parenthood. A powerful tale of love, loss and legacy. Directed by Struan Leslie, creator of Edinburgh Hogmanay ’18 Street Party, founding Head of Movement, RSC. 

Over the past 6 months, Bread and Butter Productions have hosted three productions at The CentrE17.

Firstly, TURKEY TINSEL; sharing the joy of togetherness at Christmas time in our multicultural society. Secondly, FXXK 18: HOLIDAY ODYSSEY; the kaleidoscopic examination of sexual hypocrisy and political perversity. Thirdly SUNNY RUNNY RUNCORN; an ‘Under Milk Wood’ version of a northern town exploration what happens on a return home.

We now celebrate their  fourth production – CANOE. We showcase two previews before a full run of 22 performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 at The Space @ Surgeons Hall.


For more information go here

Saturday 28th July – 7:30pm
Edinburgh Preview
Sara Barron / Lloyd Langford

Sara Barron: For Worse – Work in Progress

When Sara Barron was 12-years-old she wrote a 64-page play. 60 of those pages were, in effect a porn. Which is to say: there exists in this world a porn script written by an accidental, feminist 12-year-old *auteur*.

As it happens, Sara’s not 12 anymore. She’s 38. And through her own mix of standup and storytelling, she’s ready – FINALLY – to get her play up on its filthy little feet.

“The reigning queen of New York”s live storytelling scene” – Jon Ronson

“Barron is, dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris. When you aren”t squirming, you”re laughing out loud” – Los Angeles Times

“Rib-tickling… relentlessly self-deprecating” – Chicago Sun Times

“Barron makes for great company.” Entertainment Weekly Magazine

“Darkly humorous; smart; acerbic” – Bust Magazine

Lloyd Langford: Why The Big Face?

Lloyd presents a sort of work-in-progress stand up comedy show that he hopes to be roughbut charming, like an old-timey hobo. May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid androbins. As seen on Q.I (BBC2) and as heard on The Unbelievable Truth (R4), The News Quiz(R4) and regular co-host on the Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales). “A collection ofabsolutely top-class standalone jokes.” The Guardian