Fresh Food and Drinks / wi-fi / book swap / events / available for hires

Local / Organic / Sustainable / Fairtrade

“We’d go for the drinks menu alone.” Evening Standard

“One of the great pleasures of a fringe theatre bar is rubbing shoulders with the actors afterwards. The informality of places such as the Arcola in east London really encourage that.” Lyn Gardner’s Theatre Blog, 10 April 2014

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OPEN: MONDAY – SATURDAY 10am until late (open on Sundays for special events)

Attention! The Arcola Bar  is now serving hot food just in time for the cold weather. Come in and enjoy a variety of classic Southern Mediterranean dishes prepared by El Molino, both meat and vegetarian – there is a daily changing selection. Click here to see the full menu.



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We still offer our tasty sandwiches and salads plus home-made cakes!


Salads, made fresh daily include: We offer a comforting Chicken Salad; a perfect blend of Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with a touch of lemon dijon vinaigrette; and a rich Greek Salad with Kalamata olives, feta and oregano. Pop in and give them a try!

Our daily changing selection of sandwiches and toasties features Spence Bakery bread, organic cheeses and, when in season, salad from Growing Communities.


In the very heart of Dalston, our spacious and relaxed bar provides the perfect place for food and drink before and after a show (pre-ordered interval drinks and food is available); a great spot to stop by during the daytime, meet with friends, have a light lunch or relax with a book from our book-swap library and a coffee.

Wi-Fi is freely available throughout the bar and foyer so you can surf the web or get on with some work.

We’re dedicated to using as many local suppliers as possible to support local business and communities, reduce carbon emissions and offer high quality organic and sustainable products.

To see a list of our upcoming bar events, click here! Or follow us on  Facebook and Twitter Follow @arcolatheatre.


Check out what drinks are on offer:

10% discount for Arcola Passport Holders




The bar space is available to hire for music gigs, parties and other events  after our theatre shows (starting 10.30pm/11pm) and running up to 2.30am (late licence to 3am).

Basic hire starts at £250 PLUS security (required for all events running past 11pm).

We have sound equipment, steel decking and lighting available (at extra cost – see Hire Rate Card).

If you would like to put on an event at the Arcola Bar please fill in an event enquiry form and return to

Please note: Arcola Bar will only host birthday parties for ages 21+.

Bar event enquiry form