Students given art boost in Chadwell Heath

The opening of the Performing Arts Theatre Redbrige College's Chadwell Heath campus.Theresa Drowley

The opening of the Performing Arts Theatre Redbrige College's Chadwell Heath campus.Theresa Drowley CEO of Redbridge College, Professor Martin Earwicken and Gerry McDonald CEO of Tower Hamlets - Credit: Archant

Young people are often told to think outside the box, yet students in Chadwell Heath have been built a box to work inside.

Redbridge College, Barley Lane, has opened The Box Theatre, with the aim of training students and bringing the community together through cinema events, dance schools and theatre groups.

Gerry McDonald, principal of Tower Hamlets College, which Redbridge College is working in partnership with, said: “The arts in London are booming and there are hundreds of opportunities for talented and creative people.

“This new complex will really give the students the best stage to perfect their talents and skills to compete successfully for jobs in the arts and creative sector.”

To find out more, visit redbridge-college.ac.uk.