Jun 13

Talawa Firsts 2019

Fresh Black Voices: Innovative - Electrifying - Unapologetic

Talawa Firsts is the stage for fresh Black creative voices. Hear these voices and be a part of Talawa’s celebration of the UK's exciting new Black writers and theatre makers.

Talawa Firsts is the stage for fresh Black creative voices and runs from 19th June to 5th July 2019 at Shoreditch Town Hall.


  • Wednesdays - We showcase fresh and exciting new plays by emerging Black playwrights in staged readings
  • Thursdays - Provocation, participation and the chance to develop your practice with Talawa and our guest facilitators 
  • Fridays - A platform for innovative, inspiring and exciting Black theatre makers in mixed bill performances

Getting there & Accessibility

This year's events take place in the Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall

Getting to Shoreditch Town Hall: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT. 

The nearest tube station is Old Street and the nearest Overground station is Shoreditch High Street.

Shoreditch Town Hall is fully accessible. If you have specific access requirements, please ring Shoreditch Town Hall reception on 020 7739 6176 or email


In co-production with Shoreditch Town Hall, Talawa Firsts takes over The Ditch to champion and celebrate the voices of exciting new Black writers and theatre makers.

Tickets from £5
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