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DICK Whittington AND HIS CAT


The Story of bart


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Due to a number of cast members having today received positive covid tests, we unfortunately have had to take the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule performances until the 22nd of December. Shows will resume on the 23rd of December.


However, we will be in touch personally to offer to rebook or receive a full refund. We sincerely hope that you will be able to accept our apologies and reschedule your visit to our beautiful venue and pantomime. 



Our Charity – The LVE Foundation – thanks you for your support.


Welcome to the East London Cabaret Theatre


East London cabaret theatre’s

Upcoming Shows

Dick Whittington & His Cat

23rd-31st December 2021

LVE Foundation Concert

11th February 2022

The Story of Bart                

4th & 5th February 2021

Waltham forest’s first professional


Dick Whittington and his Cat is the first professional pantomime here at the East London Cabaret Theatre.

Our Panto promises everything you would expect plus much much more…

Both Dick Whittington and his cat ‘Tommy‘ head to London to make their fortune. Will Dick be able to defeat the bad King Rat? Does the daughter of Lord ‘Elpus fall in Love? Can Tommy the Cat save the day? Who will become Lord of Mayor of London?

Full of much family fun, sing-a-long songs and silly gags all set in the village of Leyton we will take you on a truly magical journey! This pantomime is the first of what we hope to be our Annual swansong to see out the year. 

 A brief

History of the Hall

The East London Cabaret Theatre is based in the 125 year old Leyton Great Hall.

The Leyton Town Hall was opened by Mr James Gallaher, Chairman of the Board in August 1894 and the building was opened in 1896. It was designed in a rich Victorian eclectic classical manner and built using a combination of red brick and Portland stone. The main body of the old Town Hall is surmounted by a decorative timber and lead fleche, which still dominates the local skyline.

The official opening of the building was on the 18th March 1896 by the Duke and Duchess of York (who subsequently became King George V and Queen Mary) at a grand civic ceremony presided over by Councillor Edward Bare LP Chairman of the Leyton Urban District Council.

Michael Polledri MBE, chairman of Lee Valley Estates, had long been interested in what has been constantly described as the most beautiful building within the Borough. When the opportunity to purchase the site came about in 2007, Michael and his team put together a successful bid and secured the property from Waltham Forest Council with a primary focus on protecting and enhancing the Grade II site.

about Us

Launched in the 125 year old Leyton Great Hall, the ELC Theatre is a unique and exciting place of entertainment in East London.


LVE Foundation

Leyton Great Hall

Arts Council England