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Cardboard Citizens

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Cardboard Citizens
77a Greenfield Road
E1 1EJ

Public phone: 020 7377 8948

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General information

Service offered: Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that makes transformative work effecting change in the lives of homeless and marginalised people and in society's perceptions of them. We create theatre that makes a real and positive difference to our society and those living on its margins. Our performances encourage communities to come together, telling stories, raising awareness, and finding solutions to the challenges we face in our lives. Our programme of workshops, training and performances helps to develop the skills, qualifications and confidence of hundreds of homeless people each year. We are the UK's leading practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology. We deliver an in-depth training programme in this area, teaching others to use this inclusive practice to reach and engage with varied and diverse marginalised communities.By sharing untold stories, our theatre challenges perceptions and encourages people to look at change in their own lives. We offer a range of free, creative performing arts workshops. We also offer a free information, advice and guidance service to support our members with the issues they are facing in their lives.We offer training opportunities where our members can achieve recognised qualifications such as Arts Award, Peer mentoring (NVQ L2), English and Maths Functional Skills and PEARL Award.We frequently offer free tickets for cultural activities, such as theatre trips, open mic sessions or concerts.

Target group: People who have experience of homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless or marginalised groups.

Area served: London wide

How to contact: Phone/Email/Drop In (Face to face service suspended during coronavirus lockdown). Social Media - Twitter: @cardboardcitizens / Facebook: cardboardcitizens


Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10am-5pm


Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm / Regular evening workshops 6.30pm-9pm (contact us for further details)


Wheelchair access: No

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: Full wheelchair access. Ramped entrance

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1042457

Year established: 1991

Staffing: 14 full time, 2 part time. 6 Volunteers

Public transport: Nearest Tube Stations: Whitechapel and Aldgate East (5 minutes walk). Bus: 25, 205, 254, 106, 67, 15, 115, 135

Record last checked: 01 November 2021


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