Welcome to A Season of Bangla Drama 2023.


We are thrilled to announce that after 20 years, Tower Hamlets’ acclaimed and unique theatre festival is going from strength to strength.

Throughout November, communities from across the borough can come together, celebrate and discover new writing and performance. In 2023, the season focuses on the theme of love in all of its guises. 

We are also very proud of the immense homegrown talent that will have a platform at this festival. It gives a voice to young and emerging writers as well as those who are more established. All tackle the phenomenon of British-Bengali identity with a range of perspectives. All plays, including debut performances, are relevant to an East London audience.  

Topics explored include the notion of love conquering all despite adversity. Real life is prominent in three singular productions. The power of poetry is showcased; comedy within marriage is given a spotlight; and wider art-forms include music, dance and movement!  

The festival’s fringe programme of events also has plenty on offer including exhibitions, talks and walks, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

We hope you can make the most of this diverse and inspiring month-long festival.

Do keep an eye on the listings pages for full details of this exciting programme. 


Executive Mayor, Lutfur Rahman

Councillor Iqbal Hossain, Cabinet Member for Culture and Recreation