Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Reflecting and adapting to the changing world around it for nearly 500 years

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Things to see and do 

Autumn 2018

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Tea Break Theatre presents Frankenstein

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Book tickets for Tea Break Theatre's production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Halloween Horrors at Sutton House

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Experience spooky spectacles throughout 500 year old Sutton House, designed by Tea Break Theatre. There will also be costumes, creativity and perhaps a ghost or twooooooooo.

Are child refugees still welcome?

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Short films & discussion about the welcome child migrants have received across the UK.

A Celebration of Black British and African composers

Sun 04 Nov 2018
Decus Ensemble perform chamber music by African and Black British composers as part of the plainsightSOUND project.


Fri 09 Nov 2018

After Violence: Baroque Drag, Gender, Masculinity and Violence

Fri 16 Nov 2018
Performed by drag queen Rhys's Pieces, non-binary vocalist Ella Taylor, and electronic musician Benjamin Tassie, Text and direction will be by FXXX BXXXX of Oedipa. Using the music of baroque composer John Dowland, After Violence incorporates...
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Our work

CampbellX and Kayza Rose

Film Launch 9th November 

At nearly 500 years old Sutton House is one of the older, special places that the National Trust looks after. Sutton House, in east London, has survived such a long time because it has adapted to and reflected the changing world around it once a Tudor country house and finally an anarcho-punk squat. Then, in 1980s, Sutton House was saved from development into luxury housing by local people for community and learning purposes. Today it continues to thrive by adapting to and reflecting the world around it.

Celebrating the opening of the Breaker's Yard at Sutton House

The Recycled Teenagers  

Find out about Sutton House's over 55's community group the Recycled Teenagers

Sutton House Queered Launch February 2017

Archived Events and Exhibitions 

Find out about the events and exhibitions Sutton House has hosted throughout the years.

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Squatter artwork

Dive into the past 

Look beyond Tudor walls built by courtier to Henry VIII Ralph Sadleir, and find murals painted by 1980s squatters.

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Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Sutton House

A cup of tea and a second-hand book 

Our shop and tearoom sells carefully picked and well loved products that are a favourite with National Trust visitors around the country.

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Venue hire

Venue Hire

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Get involved

Volunteering and the community

Join the team 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers who help us run and look after Sutton House. Take a look at how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

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Children working in Breaker's Yard

What's on for Primary Schools at Sutton House? 

Sutton House's award-winning education programme is engaging and immersive, we have a range of cross-curricular workshops for nursery classes up to year 6.

Young people working in the Great Chamber

Secondary schools  

At Sutton House we have plenty on offer for secondary schools. Not only do we have a range of workshops and tours available, we also can provide inspiring spaces for classroom and performances.

A child playing in the sand pit at Sutton House & Breaker's Yard

Safeguarding Policy  

Sutton House recognises that we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults who visit Sutton House. This document outlines the ways in which we aim to achieve this.