WHAT’S ON @ CentrE17

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


21st June – 1st July – From the Forest Festival


Every Tuesday in JULY –  S+K Pilots (Youth Theatre for 9 – 12’s)

Edinburgh Previews

Saturday 7th July – Maisie Adam  / Kiri Pritchard Mclean
Sunday 8th July – Dan Cook / Fin Taylor
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

Thursday 21st June – Sunday 1st July
From the Forest Festival


From the Forest is London’s newest Theatre and Arts Festival, taking place in Waltham Forest from 21st June to 1st July. Starting out as a four day festival in a single venue in the Winter of 2016, the festival will now expand to over 60 shows spread across multiple venues over two weeks. Championing the creation of new performances in great venues the festival aims to provides an affordable platform for artists to showcase their material. Anyone and everyone is welcome to apply to be a part of the festival.

Created by Walthamstow based Beartuza Theatre Company supported by Waltham Forest Council through funding from the Great Places: Cultural Connections Programme, From The Forest Theatre and Arts Festival is focused on celebrating local venues and artists whilst showing visiting artists that Waltham Forest is home to a diverse theatre going audience.


 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

Saturday 7th July – 7:30pm
Edinburgh Preview
Maisie Adam / Kiri Pritchard Mclean

Maisie Adam: Vauge

18 months ago, Maisie decided to try stand-up comedy. Within a year, she won the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition (becoming the fourth woman to have done so in its 30 years), opened for major comedians, and claimed a Best New Comedy nomination at Brighton Fringe. In her debut, the northerner and self-confessed “Slave to the Sesh” relays her experiences of navigating the recklessness of youth whilst dealing with a medical condition that requires you to be a “Sensible Susan”. Winner: So You Think You’re Funny? 2017.

‘Exudes an appealing, quirky energy… clearly a natural wit’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Kiri Pritchard Mclean: Victim, Complex – Work in Progress

You might have seen Kiri on Live from the Comedy Store, or The Russell Howard Hour, or heard her on the Now Show, or the Newsquiz. Or maybe you listen to her hit podcast “All Killa no Filla”? IYou might have no idea who she is and that’s fine too. But what you all need to know is that she’s, very quietly been going mad for a few years and to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman she’s been “waiting… to feel less angry”. So, it’s time to talk about victims, women, love and lies. You might not even believe her, but she’s used to that.

” an increasingly impressive comic, making powerhouse standup from the thorniest of subjects. ” – The Guardian


Sunday 8th July – 7:00pm
Edinburgh Preview
Dan Cook / Fin Taylor

Dan Cook – Work in Progress

A new stand up show from “hilarious faced” comedian Daniel Cook. I wanna talk to you face to face about my new pet cat.

As seen and heard on BBC 1, Channel 4, Radio 4 and Radio 2.

“Frenetic and hilarious… Superb” **** The List

“This is excellent stand up” **** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

“Had the crowd roaring with laughter” **** Three Weeks

Fin Taylor: Work in Progress

“Phenomenal…Taylor is on top of both his game and the zeitgeist” Chortle

“achingly funny” The List

“like the best stand-up: exceptionally thought-provoking and properly hilarious” The Skinny

“Taylor lays siege to the complacency of his leftwing audience, but is so emphatic a comic- domineering, playful, high joke count- – it’s gripping to watch’ The Guardian


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


A new and original show celebrating an ex-copper’s 20-year obsession with Wakefield’s number one export, the legendary JANE MCDONALD, cruises into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

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.

Former Metropolitan Police detective turned primary teacher Grant McLachlan devised the show in November 2017 after he was filmed at his school for the Channel 5 show ‘Jane & Friends’.  Thanks to her recent award-winning ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ series, she is at the top of her career, so this show will speak to anyone who feels that they need a bit of showtune sparkle, camp banter and Jane McDonald in their lives – and frankly, who doesn’t?

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!’

Grant McLachlan is a lifelong member of the Jane McDonald fan club and is an out-and-proud superfan.  This is his debut solo show, but he has performed at the Fringe in the London Gay Men’s Chorus productions ‘Oklahomo’ (2009), ‘Thoroughly Modern Willie’ (2010) and ‘Hi-De-Homo’ (2011).

‘I mean, I’ve been cruising many many times, but this is the biggest thing I’ve ever seen’ Jane McDonald, 2017. 


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