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For 35 years Talawa has been breaking down barriers, providing opportunities for Black artists throughout the UK. 

We are proud to be the UK’s outstanding Black British theatre company.

Through our work, we actively listen to, develop and support Black people at all stages of their creative careers, equipping our artists with the skills and tools necessary to navigate an often prejudiced world.

Whilst we have made ground-breaking steps towards tackling social injustice, there is still much to do.

We have big plans for the future. We are a charity. We cannot do what we do without your support. 

  • Abigail Gonda, Development Producer, BBC Writersroom / Commissioning Producer, Audible

    "You would be hard pressed to find an emerging Black British writer who has not been supported in an absolutely essential way by the Talawa Literary department. They have become an integral – dare I say, unique – part of the new writing ecology in the UK."

  • How we supported Black artists through the Covid pandemic (PDF)

  • Bonnie Greer: Playwright, Novelist, Critic, Broadcaster and Commentator

    The world is multi-national; the world has no walls. Talawa is playing its part in creating the big world that really exists.

  • Support Talawa and our Black British creatives with your donation

  • We simply can't do what we do without your support

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