As every year, we are opening the whole of Arcola this Open House Weekend.
If you’d like to have a look behind the scenes, find out abut the history of the building and the sustainability features which make it practically the first carbon-neutral theatre in the world, join us for one of our tours.
SAT 20 SEP, 10am – 1pm and 5-6pm
SUN 21 SEP, 12-5pm
Tours every half hour. Sign up on the day, no need to pre-book in advance.
More information at
Meet … Joe Sims and the rest of our first Arcola Champions, helping us with our new Support Arcola campaign.
Read about the launch of our new Support Arcola scheme here.
All shows in our 2014 summer season have been announced today!
Starting our season off is Between Us by Sarah Daniels, commissioned by Arcola Theatre and playing in Studio 2. Morphic Graffiti kicks things off in Studio 1 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, followed shortly after by The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes directed by former Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Nicolas Kent.
Grimeborn returns for its eighth season with shows in both studios, and our Arcola Creative Engagement team bring a season of shows to Studio 2 including devised pieces, world premieres and shows for the whole family.
See the full announcement here.
The Spanish Golden Age Season is one of the productions dominating this year’s Offie nominations, as is Up In Arm’s Visitors, with a total of 9 nominations between them.
3 of the Best Female Actor nominations are for Arcola performers with 2 of our Spanish Golden Age season ensemble members competing against each other (Francis McNamee for Punishment Without Revenge, Katie Lightfoot for Don Gil, Linda Bassett for Visitors). It’s the same in the Best Supporting Male category (Simon Scardifield for Punishment Without Revenge, Chris Andrew Mellon for Don Gil). In the Best Director category Laurence Boswell (A Lady of Little Sense, also nominated for Best Production) and Alice Hamilton (Visitors) are up against each other. Visitors is also nominated for Best Male Actor (Robin Soans) and Best New Play (Barney Norris).
The Guardian writers voted, and we made the cut!
Michael Billington voted Punishment Without Revenge as number 2 on his list of Best Theatre of 2013.
Punishment Without Revenge has its first Arcola preview this Saturday 11 January, continuing w/c 20 January.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
From Sunday 22 December, our box office will be closed for the holiday period. We will reopen for business on 2 January with our regular hours of 12.30 to 6pm.
Bookings will still be available online for our upcoming 2014 season. Learn more about our Spring season here.
Arcola Theatre is now recruiting Ushers to join our Front of House Team. Arcola’s Usher team are central to ensuring that audiences continue visiting Arcola and have a pleasant and entertaining time in our company.
For the full job description and application form, please visit our Vacancies page here.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 10th January 2014. Interviews will take place on w/c 13th January 2014.
WhatsOnStage has just announced the short list for their Opera poll today, and we’re pleased to announce that Aylin Bozok has been nominated under the category of Best Newcomer to the UK Operatic Scene.
Aylin received notice for her direction of Pelléas et Mélisande, part of our 2013 Grimeborn Festival this past summer.
Visit here to vote for Aylin and support new operatic talent.
International Opera Award Nominations
Nomination for the second International Opera Awards are now open – if you came to Grimeborn and loved it, then do add yours at http://www.operaawards.org/TheAwards.aspx
Ele Ossola and Guen Murroni sat down with some of the cast and crew of HIRAETH ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS’ Titus Andronicus for their first Hit or Miss Radio podcast on 5 October.
The show covers themes of revenge, 80s London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, skinhead culture, raggae music… and Shakespeare, of course.
Head here to listen to the full podcast.