Tramshed is a theatre company and community arts hub based in the heart of Woolwich, South East London.

Previously known as Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, the organisation relaunched as Tramshed in May 2019.We offer a comprehensive artistic programme of events, workshops, training and development for young people and the wider community. Although we focus on the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham, our work now extends across London, the UK and also internationally.

Our Artistic and Social Project Strands 

Participation

Offering weekly term time and holiday programmes for 5-25s in drama, dance and other creative disciplines. This includes supported work for those with mental health challenges, learning disabilities and additional needs.

Progression

Providing training and development opportunities that support young creative people aged 16-25 (and emerging companies) to explore routes into the creative industries. We also run the in2music programme for those interested in progressing within the music industry.

Theatre

Producing and programming work at the Tramshed and creating theatre that tours to schools and other settings. We also produce arts events including the borough wide Greenwich Family Arts Festival.

Community

Delivering a community engagement programme that reaches out to diverse and isolated communities. We develop new partnerships and new cultural programming at the Tramshed, with regular Music and Comedy nights, as well as managing events for the wider area such as the annual Woolwich Carnival.

Our Vision

A society where barriers are removed, communities are connected and lives are positively enriched. We believe creative experiences help achieve this.

Our Mission

To be the beating heart of our community and to use the arts as an agent for change - inspiring, challenging and entertaining people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Tramshed in numbers
  • 17,000 meaningful engagements as participants or audience members each year.
  • 11,000 audience members annually
  • 6,000 participants attending workshops annually (5,500 under age 25)
  • 130 annual events 50% offered for free
  • 4,000 creative young people from south-east London, across the capital and as far away as Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds and Scotland supported through Progression.
  • 29,000 Progression audience members at the Tramshed, local arts venues, outdoor festivals, and theatres across London.