The Yard, in the atmospheric industrial surrounds of Hackney Wick, specialises in presenting new work by up-and-coming theatre-makers.
The theatre has charitable status and its emphasis is on productions that are affordable for audiences, and works developed or premiered here, have transferred to the National Theatre, become television series and toured the UK.
The amphitheatre-style main stage sits inside a converted warehouse across the canal from the Olympic Stadium. The space hosts a variety of fringe and contemporary theatre performances, as well as film screenings, live music and club nights.
With a popular bar, The Yard is a busy Hackney Wick hub all week round.