The Yard  

 
 
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Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 5EN
 
 
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Bar open Tue to Sat 6pm-11pm, late night Fri & Sat till 1am
 

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The YardThe Yard theatre occupies a unique warehouse space - where the concrete floor and corrugated roof are clearly visible - located two minutes from Hackney Wick rail station. Designed and built by Practice Architecture, in collaboration with Christopher Daniel, the dormant warehouse in Queen's Yard has been split into two sections - one housing the theatre, and the other the bar, open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm till late, where exhibitions, poetry readings, film screenings, live bands and visiting DJs regularly feature. Also in the bar is the dressing room, a semi-transparent light box so you can see the actors' silhouettes as they prepare for their performances. Made with recycled and reclaimed material, the theatre seats 130 in amphitheatre style seating. The stage is large, with four performer entrances and exits with excellent acoustics.

 

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Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £65  41% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 16 minutes from The Yard
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £34  42% off
196 High Street, E15 | 18 minutes from The Yard
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £270  38% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 31 minutes from The Yard
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts Centres nearest The Yard

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Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 19 minutes from The Yard
Making use of 107 High Street, Stratford, a building scheduled for demolition in 2013, Sugarhouse Studios is a cinema, cafe and bar with a programme of ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 34 minutes from The Yard
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 36 minutes from The Yard
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
 
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Winterville, Victoria Park
London > Entertainment >
Victoria Park Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 20 minutes from The Yard
After taking over Victoria Park for the first time in 2014, Winterville is returning for another festive season this year. East ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 20 minutes from The Yard
Theatre Royal Stratford East opened in 1884 and became the home of the Theatre Workshop Company in 1954. The first performance ever held here was 'Richelieu' ... More
 
 
 
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The Red Crate
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Theatre Square, E15 | 20 minutes from The Yard
Plans to construct The Red Crate, a new theatre opposite Theatre Royal Stratford East, are on hold. A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to ... More
 
 
 
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The White Building
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Run by SPACE, an art support group founded by Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend in 1968, The White Building, is a cultural venue with ... More
 
 
 
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Queen's Yard
London > Attractions >
White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Located between Hackney and the Olympic Park, Queen's Yard on White Post Lane in Hackney Wick is home to a thriving arts community. Venues within Queen's ... More
 
 
 
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Glass Factory Studios
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Glass Factory Studios is a studio and venue complex on the ground floor of a converted Victorian warehouse within Queen's Yard in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
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Elevator Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Elevator Gallery is a contemporary artist-run space in Hackney Wick, London and is housed in the attic of a former chocolate factory, above Mother Studios. Curators ... More
 
 
 
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London Centre for Book Arts
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 7 minutes from The Yard
Everyone, from beginners to professionals, can learn the disappearing artform of book art at the London Centre for Book Arts, a unique place where people can ... More
 
 
 
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Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 7 minutes from The Yard
Bottle Apostle is a lovely independent wine retailer where you get expert advice and the chance to try before you buy using self-serve enomatic wine ... More
 
 
 
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Silo
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Climb the canalside cast-iron staircase to the upper floor of The White Building in Hackney Wick and you'll find ... More
 
 
 
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Number 90 Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
Wallis Road, 90 Main Yard, E9 | 2 minutes from The Yard
Sitting pretty next to the River Lea, Number 90 is a multi-arts venue that brings together food, booze, music and art. Opened in early 2014, the ... More
 
 
 
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The Wick Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
28 Felstead Street, E9 | 3 minutes from The Yard
The prices are cheap and the portions enormous at The Wick Cafe, a long-standing local institution in Hackney Wick which serves all day English breakfast. A ... More
 
 
 
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 2.2 miles from The Yard
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 2.5 miles from The Yard
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 29 minutes from The Yard
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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Copper Box Arena
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 3 minutes from The Yard
The 7,000-capacity Copper Box, home to the Handball Arena during the 2012 Olympics, has been transformed into a new venue for a wide range of indoor ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Olympic Park, E15 | 4 minutes from The Yard
A year after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the former Olympic Park re-opened as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a site of over 250 acres ... More
 
 
 
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London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 7 minutes from The Yard
The adapted Olympic BMX Track, the home of the BMX Cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, reopens to the public on 4th March 2014, a ... More
 
 
 
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Neighbourhood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 15 minutes from The Yard
A 'beer shop' with all-day dining , neighbourhood in East Village is the kind of place all neighbourhoods should ... More
 
 
 
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People's Park Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 15 minutes from The Yard
The People's Park Tavern, a cavernous Victorian gastro pub just north of Victoria Park, welcomes punters with its comfortable Chesterfield sofas and decent ales from the ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
223 Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 21 minutes from The Yard
This used to be an excellent gastro pub overlooking Victoria Park - one where all the food and drink was certified organic. That was before it ... More
 
 
 
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Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | Same location as The Yard
A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
 
 
 
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Mick's Garage
London > Nightlife > Bars
Unit 8 Queens Yard, E9 | Same location as The Yard
Coming from Crate Brewery - their tap room is across the yard - it's no surprise that Mick's Garage gets the craft beer flowing. But more ... More
 
 
 
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 7 minutes from The Yard
A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.4 miles from The Yard
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 2.7 miles from The Yard
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 29 minutes from The Yard
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