Let’s clarify…the name is ironic.

No one is an alien on this Earth and no human existence is ever “illegal”.

LegalAliens was founded in 2010 by a group of professional theatre makers who had migrated to the UK from different countries. 

We advocate for more (and more nuanced) representation of first generation migrants in the arts. 

We pursue true diversity actively casting actors from all over the world, irrespective of accents, ethnicity or nationality 

We produce contemporary (mostly) European plays and have developed a collaborative translation method foregrounding the importance of the original language/culture in the translated text.

We offer an array of free workshops for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and students, and an organisation rooted in our North London community, we believe theatre is a tool to fight social isolation and foster inclusion.


LegalAliens runs a wide range of workshops

Free workshops for migrants and Refugees

Language through theatre

Passport London (discover your potential as an international actor)

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Find out more about past and present productions by LegalAliens theatre

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“Having met some actors from LegalAliens, I was awestruck by their enthusiasm. Their starting point, the themes and the way they embrace their work are definitely to be encouraged. Be brave! You are in a country that has always been open to new ideas and culturally fervent projects.  SUERTE! And a big hug.”

Dario Fo, Nobel Prize winner

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