We Are Beartuza

Welcome to Beartuza Theatre Company.

Founded in 2015 and based in Walthamstow, East London, we are a company which strives to provide exciting projects for those who wouldn’t normally have access to theatre and the arts. Beartuza is led by a creative team who have worked with a number of prestigious institutions which include East 15 Acting School, English Heritage, The National Trust and The Royal Opera House. In addition to its resident members, our company is fortunate enough to draw upon the diverse skills and talents of a large pool of external artists.

At the bottom of each page, you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, where you can follow the development of our work and gain an insight into the creative process behind our productions. If you would like to book tickets to any of our current productions, head on over to the What’s On page.

Creative Team


Laura Chetty

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

A graduate of East 15 Acting School, Laura has extensive experience in creating shows for non-traditional performance spaces. Her recent work includes a collaboration with Barking and Dagenham Council; with a cast of 40 young people, she created a WW1 site specific show at Eastbury Manor in Barking. The previous year, she co-lead a Young Producers project at the The Royal Opera House.



Phil Poole – 

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Since graduating from East 15 Acting School, Phil has been involved in creating and running various projects for young people in London and Essex. His recent work includes co-leading the renowned ‘Living History’ project at East 15 Acting School, a 10 day immersive improvisation wherein actors ‘live in character’, reacting to events orchestrated by the project leaders.