30 years of achievement

Talawa's vision is for a theatre industry which is diverse and representative of the UK’s Black population.   We are increasingly focusing on developing new writers, directors, stage managers, technical talent, designers, and the creative leaders of tomorrow.

  • About Talawa

    • Talawa Theatre Company is 30 years old
    • Talawa is is the UK's primary Black-led theatre company
    • Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel
    • Michael Buffong is Talawa Theatre Company's Artistic Director

    Talawa Theatre Company is a Registered Charity and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation which provides ground-breaking opportunities for Black talent onstage and off-stage.

    Taking inspiration from our past, we are re-focusing on developing new writers, directors, stage managers, technical talent, designers, and the creative leaders of tomorrow.

  • Theresa Ikoko

    Being a part of Talawa, has meant that I have a place in the industry that feels like "home" … Talawa look for us, they seek us out and take the time and care needed to build us up in all the ways that truly matter.

  • With MAKE, Talawa is building a pathway for Black artists to progress through the theatre industry, offering key support at different stages of their career.

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