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Our next Open House Project coming soon!

Starting on the 17th February we will be working with a new group of 15 care leavers who will take part in life and employment skills workshops, drama therapy, and finally an original theatre production. The play, which will be the next The Big House production, will be inspired by the stories of the new […]

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The Big House is recruiting!

The Big House are looking for a skilled, experienced administrator to join The Big House, to develop and implement effective administration across the whole organisation. The Big House is the first organisation in the UK to recognise that before many care leavers can successfully integrate into society and sustain Education, Employment, or Training they are […]

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Rave reviews for Phoenix

Reviews for Phoenix are in! Our flagship production at Hackney Downs Studios is attracting rave reviews: “I’ve seen quite a lot of this sort of work with young people, but rarely anything so passionately or so brilliantly acted, and even more rarely so beautifully staged.” Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage “Phoenix is theatre without pose or pretension, […]

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PHOENIX, the first Big House production opens!

PHOENIX opened on Tuesday, and audience reactions confirm that this thrilling and inventive production is not to be missed. PHOENIX follows Latitia, 16 and straight out of care, in a promenade performance round our new space at Hackney Downs Studios until Saturday 14 December. Latitia is played by rising star Jasmine Jobson – click here […]

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Thank you to Awards for All!

The Big House are delighted to announce that Awards for All supported The Open Door Project, which took place before PHOENIX. Over four weeks The Big House members took part in a mix of life skills, employment skills, writing and theatre workshops. The Big House would like to say a BIG thank you to the […]

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Happy birthday Georgie from The Big House!

We celebrated volunteer Georgie’s birthday on Friday with a BBQ hosted by The Big House friend Matthijs – thank you Matthijs for inviting us to your lovely garden! We enjoyed home made burgers and member Demi’s beautiful homemade cake. Click here – Happy birthday George! – for a short video of Big House member Laura signing the best rendition […]

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First Big House project is in full swing

We are now coming to the second week of our first ever Big House project. Through a mix of life-skills, employment skills, and theatre workshops, we’re covering everything from Anger Management and Healthy Relationships, Interview Techniques, CV writing, developing IT skills, Healthy Living, Nutrition, how to Avoid becoming Homeless and Managing a Budget plus much […]

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Special Visitors

Craig Whittaker MP and his lovely wife, Elaine, visited our drop in drama workshop at The Big House on Saturday. They did not stand and watch, a house rule at TBH, they took part and displayed real talent for improvisation, plus a huge sense of fun. What a pleasure to welcome them to see our […]

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You are warmly invited to our new home at Hackney Downs Studio, for a celebratory evening of spoken word and music, live at The Russet.  There is LIMITED AVAILABILITY for tickets and they are selling fast so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. The price of your ticket includes a delicious meal from The Russet, a drink […]

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Play a Part in Your Future

Starting on Saturday 12th of October, The Big House is running free drama workshops in Hackney for care leavers. Anyone between the age of 16-25 who has experienced being in care is very welcome to come and get involved. The workshops will be drama based, but will also be a space for you to explore […]

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