One of the most exciting post-war projects at Toynbee Hall was Britain’s first children’s theatre, set up in 1946. A dedicated theatre was built during 1938 and was part of JJ Mallon’s plans to accommodate additional facilities at Toynbee Hall. The photograph shows a children’s production of ‘Worlds Apart’ on stage. TH was also the venue for the inaugural production of The National Youth Theatre’s ‘Henry V’, which was attended by Sir Ralph Richardson. The theatre is now run by Arts Admin.