Arcola is…

Arcola Theatre

World-class

In our two theatre spaces, Arcola presents major artists alongside cutting-edge work from some of the most exciting emerging companies.

Arcola has been a launch pad for artists including Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Alecky Blythe (who had their first plays produced here), Lyndsey Turner, Lucy Kirkwood and Joe Sims.

World-renowned directors including Max Stafford-Clark and Dominic Dromgoole have premiered work at Arcola, as have playwrights Bonnie Greer, Frank McGuinness and Sam Shepard.

Actors including Linda Bassett, Clare Higgins, Greg Hicks, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones, Kathyrn Hunter, David Bamber and Toby Jones have all appeared on our stages.

Last year Arcola was nominated for 9 Off West End awards – more than any other London theatre.

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Diverse

Arcola’s programme is locally engaged and internationally minded. We believe that diversity makes for better art, and for a more flourishing arts scene.

Every year through Arcola Lab, we provide 28 weeks of free rehearsal space to emerging, ethnically-diverse artists.

50% of the plays in our last season were written and directed by women.

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Accessible

Arcola delivers one of London’s most extensive community engagement programmes, creating over 5000 opportunities every year.

We’re committed to affordable ticket pricing – you’ll almost always get change from £20, and can pay what you can on Tuesday evenings. Arcola Passport makes a trip to the theatre £10 or less.

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Sustainable

Arcola aims to be the world’s first carbon-neutral theatre. Our pioneering environmental initiatives, developed in partnership with Arcola Energy, are internationally renowned.

We’ve fitted solar panels, DC power grids and now carbon-neutral heating to make our building more sustainable.

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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
The Guardian
Arcola is a powerhouse of new work
The Observer
The Observer
The Arcola is one of the great success stories of the British theatre
The Stage
The Stage
An undisputed powerhouse  
Time Out
Time Out