Celebrating 55 years of theatre

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  • Feb

To celebrate it’s 55th anniversary, we take a look at the history of the Little Angel Theatre and Studios, the much-loved venue that has entertained and delighted children and their grown-ups alike.

“There is magic in this compact theatre and its glowing stage” Time Out

“Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre” The Guardian

In 1961 a troupe of enthusiastic puppeteers under the leadership of South African master puppeteer, John Wright, found a derelict temperance hall in Islington and transformed it into the theatre we know today, a theatre especially designed for children and puppetry. Little Angel Theatre opened on Saturday 24th November, 1961.

Little Angel Theatre continues to command international respect for the artistic quality of its productions, and is dearly loved by children and adults.

At the close of 2014 Little Angel Theatre opened Little Angel Studios, an invaluable hub for creativity, learning and professional development, as well as being a new theatre space ideal for interactive performance.

Recent refurbishments include improvements to the building in order to facilitate training courses, apprenticeship programmes along with community activities and education and participation courses and classes. All just a moment’s walk from the theatre.

Little Angel Theatre and Studios
Theatre: 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN
Studios: Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, N1 2EH

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