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Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre is one of London’s leading off-West End theatres.

Locally engaged and internationally minded, Arcola stages a diverse programme of plays, operas and musicals. World-class productions from major artists appear alongside cutting-edge work from the most exciting emerging companies.

Arcola delivers one of London’s most extensive community engagement programmes, creating over 5000 opportunities every year. By providing research and development space to diverse artists, Arcola champions theatre that’s more engaging and representative. Its pioneering environmental initiatives are internationally renowned, and aim to make Arcola the world’s first carbon-neutral theatre.

Each year Arcola presents around 60 productions and events. Half are new plays and involve new talent and young companies. In 2013/14, a third were by ethnically diverse artists and two-thirds had women at the helm as writers, directors and producers. Arcola provides 28 weeks of free rehearsal, showcasing and office space to emerging ethnically diverse artists. Over 2,500 students attend our performances.

“An undisputed powerhouse” Time Out

“The Arcola is one of the great success stories of the British theatre… The Arcola buzzes” The Stage

“Arcola is a powerhouse of new work” The Observer

“Arcola Theatre brings the very best of the world’s performing and visual arts to the people of the world living and working in London” The Guardian


UPCOMING SHOWS

The Dishonoured

The Dishonoured

10 March 2016

Kali Theatre

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The Scar Test

The Scar Test

Untold Arts

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Love, Bombs & Apples

Love, Bombs & Apples

10 May 2016

AIK Productions

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East End Boys, West End Girls

East End Boys, West End Girls

Spora Stories

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After Independence

After Independence

4 May 2016

Papatango

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Scenes from 68 Years

Scenes from 68 Years

6 April 2016

Sandpit Arts

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Combustion

Combustion

17 May 2017

AIK Productions

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Tamburlaine

Tamburlaine

15 March 2017

Yellow Earth Theatre

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Ready or Not

Ready or Not

5 April 2017

Kali Theatre

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