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July 2017

Grimeborn 2017

See opera differently at Grimeborn. 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its eleventh year with 14 exciting productions.

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August 2017

Out In Africa


Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, one of the most interesting theatremakers in Africa, premieres a gripping and powerful story about human conflict across and beyond borders.

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September 2017

Judith: A Parting From The Body


Coronation Street’s Catherine Cusack takes on the title role in a timely revival of Barker’s “short, sharp shocker of a play” (WhatsOnStage).

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Thebes Land


The critically-acclaimed smash-hit, winner of Best Production at the 2016 Off West End awards, returns to Arcola for 5 weeks only.

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Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Angel is the critically-acclaimed new drama from playwright Henry Naylor. Following a sold-out run in Edinburgh, where it won a prestigious Fringe First award, it premieres in London for four weeks only.

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October 2017

All The Little Lights


Following an acclaimed UK tour, Jane Upton‘s moving, darkly funny new play receives its London premiere at Arcola.

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Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe banter about fame, relativity and their personal lives in this hilarious and bittersweet comedy, receiving its first London revival in 35 years.

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November 2017

#Hashtag Lightie


Lynette Linton‘s heart-warming and hilarious exploration of what it means to be mixed race in Britain today – back following a sold-out run.

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Eugene Onegin


Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose comes to the Arcola for the first time with a new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping opera.

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January 2018



This funny, heartfelt and compelling world premiere from Offie-nominated playwright Sam Potter asks what family means in a modern society.

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