Arcola Ala-Turka

One of the UK’s leading Turkish language theatre companies.

“Having a British passport doesn’t make you part of this society, but acting together does” – Arcola Ala-Turka Member

Arcola Ala-Turka is one of the UK’s leading Turkish language performance collectives, it strives to give a theatrically voice to the Turkish and Kurdish communities in East London by creating urgent theatre reflecting on identity contemporary Britain.

Since their first production of Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From The Bridge’ in 2001 the company, led by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen and Executive Producer Leyla Nazil alongside exciting guest directors, have continued to create theatre that is  politically-charged, moving and daring.

Despite beginning as a community company Arcola Ala-Turka is continually advancing to becoming an important theatre company in its own right, and their productions are enjoyed by critics and audiences alike.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS ALA-TURKA PRODUCTIONS:

“Ala-Turka are a powerful voice for change”
The Middle East Magazine

“There are many reasons we should care, but Arcola Ala-Turka, powerfully provide many more.”
Loving Dalston