Arts and entertainment

Arts and events


Download our Autumn/Winter edition of our What's On Guide (1.72MB PDF), showcasing a packed programme of unmissable events taking place across Waltham Forest over the next few months. The season kicks off with a beautiful, new pop-up theatre space coming to Walthamstow Town Centre courtesy of HighTide Festival: with theatre, comedy, family shows, music, talks and readings there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’re marking Black History Month with the fifteenth anniversary of our fabulously funny comedy night and are very proud to be a hub borough for LGBT History Month in February.

The William Morris Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition programme continues with a focus on William’s daughter May, a significant and influential artist in her own right and over at Vestry House Museum we’re celebrating John Kemp Starley, a local hero who brought the bicycle to the masses. All that plus a fantastic programme funded through our arts grants, means there’s definitely no excuse to stay at home as the nights draw in!

Sign up to our Arts and Culture mailing list and you’ll be the first to hear about all the great events we’ve got planned this summer. 

Take a look at our What’s On Guide (1.72MB PDF) to find out what’s happening this Autumn/Winter.

You can also find all the events online on our Events calendar.

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Waltham Forest Film Office
Find out about the arts and entertainment service
Message from Chris Robbins Leader of the Council
Our programme, called Creative Connections, kicks off with a series of ‘cultural conversations’ and networking events for residents and local businesses
Our general approach is to welcome well-behaved dogs on a lead at our events
To ensure our events run smoothly please be aware of the following terms and conditions of entry
Information about hosting an event
Our flagship Get Together programme features five free, large scale events throughout the borough
Airbnb and Waltham Forest Council have launched a culture guide for the borough, so guests to the borough can experience life like a local and enjoy its many cultural gems.