Sunday 25 August & Monday 26 August 1pm-6pm | Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, Newham, E154PT


Family-friendly street theatre, circus, dance and installations transform Stratford Park into a theatrical and creative playground for children and their families for two magical days. Every performance is FREE and unticketed – just show up.

Parkworks is supported by The London Borough of Newham, London Legacy Development Corporation, East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foundation for Future London, University College London and Arts Council England.


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About Newham

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Site Access

All shows at ParkWorks are free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome


ParkWorks is a relaxed event. You can join and leave at any time, move around and make noise.  

Level Access 

There is level access to each location.  There is a mix of hard-standing and grass areas. Trackway will be used to create accessible routes. There will be short ramps onto any raised/lowered areas. 

Access Viewing areas 

Each performance location will have an access viewing area for disabled audience members marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, companions and seating with and without arms will be available.

Locations and routes

The festival site includes various locations in Stratford Park. The furthest distance between locations is 320m.  

Check the map and brochure to plan your route, ask a volunteer or at the access information point. 

Quiet Space 

A covered Quiet Space will be avaible for anyone who wishes to escape the crowds for some chillout time in a low sensory comfortable environment. 

Many peaceful areas have bench seating across the park. 

Accessible Toilets 

Mobile changing places facilities with a hoist and changing bench will be available at ParkWorks.  Please bring a sling to use the hoist. 

There will also be accessible toilets on site. 

Blue badge parking  

University of East London, Salway Road, Rick Roberts Way 

Drop-off point

West Ham Lane, Stratford Park, E15 4PT


For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935   

Show Access

Shows with speech will have BSL interpretation on Sunday 25th Aug 

Live Audio Description will be avaible on Sunday 25th Aug 

Easy-read Visual Guides for ParkWork shows can be downloaded below. 

Assisted Access Routes on Sunday 25th August 

BSL interpreters and access guides will be on hand all day to guide the audience between events on the following routes: 

1) Live audio description 

2) BSL/Speech Free

3) Assisted route for anyone who would like support navigating the schedule and moving between events. 


Where to find it

ParkWorks takes place in  Stratford Park, London.

The Photo Route from Stratford Station

See our interactive map for all performance locations.

Public transport:

Abbey road DLR Station

Stratford Underground Station

Statford International Station

Statford International DLR Station

Live Audio Described Assisted Routes Schedule ParkWorks

Sunday 25th August only 

Live Audio Described Assisted Routes Schedule ParkWorks for blind and visually impaired audiences – to book a headset email [email protected] 

12 Meet at Stratford Station – the entrance on Station Street, opposite the bus station and Stratford Shopping Centre.  Or meet at 12.40 at the access info point near Whalebone Lane and the Sensory Garden entrance to Stratford Park.

12.45 Touch Tour The Awakening 

1 The Awakening Performance 

1.15 Lunch break 

2.15 Touch Tour Pram People 

2.35 Pram People Performance 

3.15 Break 

3.45 Touch Tour Beautiful Butterfly Performance

4 Beautiful Butterfly Performance 

4.35 Manjis join in weaving 

BSL / Assisted Route

Sunday 25th August only 

BSL / Assisted Route (for Deaf audiences and anyone who would like support with scheduling and to move between events)

12 Meet at Stratford Station – the entrance on Station Street, opposite the bus station and Stratford Shopping Centre. Or meet at 1 at the access info point near Whalebone Lane and the Sensory Garden entrance to Stratford Park. 

1.20 The Rainbow Butterfly Performance 

2.15 Pram People Performance 

3.30 The Awakening Performance 

3.45 Manjis join in weaving 

4.15 Morphosis join in building 

4.45 L’Animalada join in games 

You can take a break and rejoin at any time.

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