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01 October 2019  -  01 October 2019

Building Theatres of Welcome

theatre of welcome

Routes Collective presents:

Building theatres of welcome: exploring how theatres can be spaces of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers in London.

Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London SE1 9PX

Free, but booking essential via Eventbrite

This event is a chance for theatres and non-profit organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in London to come together to discuss how we can build on the work already being done to create theatres of welcome.

We will hear from theatres who have offered space, tickets, opportunities and more, as well as the organisations and individuals who have benefitted. Panelists will include Phosphoros Theatre, Good Chance, Young Vic Taking Part and people with lived experience of seeking asylum in the UK. Further panelists to be announced.

There will then be time to explore how we might strengthen and expand such partnerships across the sector.

This is a free event open to:

– People working for theatres in London

– People working for non-profit organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in London

– People who have experience of seeking asylum in the UK

If you don’t fall under any of these categories but would still like to attend, please contact

All attendees must register individually, but we welcome multiple guests from any organisation.

If travel expenses or childcare will be a barrier to attending for you, please get in touch with Leyla on Counterpoints Arts are generously supporting this event by covering travel expenses for those who need them.

Building Theatres of Welcome is being hosted by the National Theatre and organised by Routes, a non-profit supporting women with experience of the asylum system in the UK, through theatre and mentoring programmes.