Applecart Arts

Venue details

Applecart Arts is a growing community arts centre and cafe in Plashet Grove, East Ham.  We serve and celebrate our local community as well as presenting a programme of original music, film, visual art, theatre, and dance.

We at Applecart believe that stories are potent and have the power to change, challenge and strengthen communities. We aim to reach across cultural divides and tell stories which engage, inspire and entertain our audiences.

Launched in 2008, Applecart Arts began by telling stories to a regular monthly audience in a pub in Whitechapel, London. Since then Applecart has toured to various venues, pubs, theatres and universities around the country. In December 2020 we Applecart moved into the Passmore Edwards Library in Plashet Grove. We are excited for what the next chapter has in store!

Our future remains true to our storytelling roots; searching for narratives across the arts, and championing voices that might otherwise be unheard or ignored.

Applecart is keen to work with other creatives who are nurturing new ideas and developing innovative ways of working.  We’re always on the look out for ways in which we can support and encourage actors, directors, writers, visual artists, producers, musicians, spoken word artists and any other creatives to grow and develop.

Recent projects include:
Art & Soul Fest | Sep 2021 | Part of Newham Unlocked. A 10 day outdoor free festival, celebrating our local community through a programme of theatre, music, dance & creative workshops for all the family.
Artis residencies | Jan 2021 | Providing rehearsal space & an online platform for 4 companies and artists to showcase new work
Dazed New World | Oct 2020 | A live streamed festival exploring some of the most difficult conversations facing society, while also providing a message of hope for the future