The Yard Theatre was established in 2011, in a disused warehouse in Hackney Wick, built by 50 volunteers over the course of eight weeks, with a £9,000 Arts Council England grant and recycled building materials.
Originally thought of as a temporary space, The Yard has grown substantially, whilst maintaining an exciting programme of theatre not found elsewhere in London. The Yard also runs an eclectic late-night music programme and runs two community centres in Hackney Wick and Stratford.
The existing theatre building is constructed on a mean-while site which now has planning permission for a mixed-use residential development. The landlords are providing a new plot as part of a Section 106 with the LLDC and The Yard having started design work on a new theatre and community centre.
Plann were appointed as Project Managers in late 2019 to oversee the project from concept stage. As well as the usual PM responsibilities, Plann have been assisting with design team procurement, S106 and lease negotiations, GLA funding applications and client budgeting and cash flow.
The Yard Theatre
Project Manager, Jack Tilbury & Julia Daly
Takero Shimazaki Architects (t-sa)
Ritchie + Daffin
Gillieron Scott Acoustics