Speaking without Voice

A project exploring four Nigerian pre-colonial nonverbal communication systems: Aroko, Nsibidi, Uli and the Talking Drums, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Stepping Stones Project

Fun and creative means to enhance the practical English skills of mostly refugees and new migrants, funded by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Celebrating William Shakespeare

IROKO’s ‘Shakespeare’s Ájè, The Witches’ was part of the 400 years anniversary celebration of the death of William Shakespeare at the Barbican Centre’s ‘Shakespeare Weekender: Play On’

'Our Shared Heritage'

A research project investigating African deities, folktales, objects and artefacts and their parallels in other cultures. 

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IROKO Theatre Company



  • Education

  • Health

  • Wellbeing

IROKO Robics for Schools

For a limited time you can get a discount on a 2 hour IROKO Robics session.


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Storytelling CPD

Our storytelling CPD explores African performance techniques. Suitable for teachers, nursery nurses, actors or anyone interested in oral storytelling.

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Arts and Crafts

We run arts and crafts workshops too exploring African images, patterns and objects through:


  • Clay Modelling
  • Batik Making
  • Tie & Dye

Celebrating African Culture

IROKO like to bring African culture to you as a way of creating understanding and appreciation of African arts, culture and heritage.

Health and Wellbeing

We use group-music making, gentle movements, songs and chant as a fun and exciting alternative to enhance the health and wellbeing of people of all backgrounds and abilities, particularly older people.

COVID-19 Support Appeal

Dear Friends and Supporters,


Please help us raise funds to keep IROKO afloat during these challenging times, so that post COVID-19, we can continue to do what we do best – enhancing the life chances of children, young people and the elderly. When our communities are able to come together once more, our work will be more important than ever, but until then we need your help. Any support you are able to offer is hugely appreciated. Please click on the button below to find out more and to donate. Please support us.

About IROKO Theatre Company

IROKO Theatre Company use the arts and in particular but not exclusively African arts to advance the education, health and wellbeing of people from all backgrounds and nationalities (including the disadvantaged), so that they can achieve their full potential, play an active role in their community and have an improved quality of life.  To achieve this, we provide resources and hold training, exhibitions, workshops and performances in African theatre, arts & crafts.

IROKO Edutainment in schools: IMPACT MAP

See the Programme purpose, Who we support, How we support, Our USPs, etc…

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Speaking without Voice


IROKO Theatre Company is delighted to announce that it has received a National Lottery grant for an exciting heritage project, ‘Speaking without Voice’, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund



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Our Philosophy

The roots of the Iroko tree go deep into the soil of Africa. The tree stands tall and strong against the African sky. Our sculpture, our architecture, our masks and our drums come from this tree and are permeated by its spirit. Through the Iroko tree, our culture is rooted in the soil of our land and from these roots it derives its strength. IROKO Theatre Company was formed primarily to nurture and uphold this culture.