Cardboard Citizens

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Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for over 25 years. They empower people with lived experiences of homelessness and strive to change society’s perceptions of homeless people. Through theatre, they support participants to develop confidence, skills, qualifications and employment.

Their aim is to tell stories that need to be told, which can effect change locally, nationally, on the stage, in the street, in hostels, centres and prisons. Theatre, whether experienced as an audience or participant, can be a space for better understanding ourselves, who we could be and the world we live in.

Becoming a member gives people access to Information, Advice and Guidance services, training in Forum Theatre, creativity and self-expression training and social meet-ups. Being a Member is free and open to anyone with lived experience of homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

They offer free theatre workshops, 16-25 workshops, courses and drop-in sessions. See here for details:

Contact Details

020 7377 8948



Cardboard Citizens, 77A Greenfield Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1EJ

Other Info

Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm


Tube: Whitechapel or Aldgate East Buses: 25, 205, 106, 254, D3, 16, 67, 115, 135. If you have a bike you can bring it to the office, there are facilities to lock it up.

Other information:
Registered charity.

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