Let’s clarify…the name is ironic.

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

LegalAliens is an international, female-led ensemble of theatre makers who migrated to the UK from different countries. 

We collaborate with artists from all over the world, irrespective of ethnicity, ethnicity or nationality and advocate for more (and more nuanced) representation of first generation migrants in theatre.

Our practice marries an interest for social/political themes with a “contenporary European” aesthetics. We believe in theatre as a bridge between cultures and our collaborative approach to translation foregrounds the importance of the original language in the translated text.

As an ensemble rooted in our North London community, we use theatre as a tool to foster inclusion through an array of workshops for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and anyone who can’t afford traditional theatre classes.


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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