Outstanding theatre for all the family.

Arcola Theatre believes that theatre should be enjoyed at any age, and we produce and programme a huge range of performances suitable for all, that promise to captivate every family member.

Arcola is committed to producing music, theatre, circus, art and dance for families to enjoy, and have been long term partners of the Dalston Children’s Network and Dalston Children’s Festival.


We are a signatory of the Family Arts Standards.

The Three Sillies, our contribution the 2014 Family Arts Festival, won us three awards: Best Family Event/Activity, Best Overall Family Welcome and Best Family Venue. 

Check out the highlights from the 2017 Dalston Children’s Festival

Reviews of Arcola’s previous Family Shows:

Arcola Theatre has turned the classic story by Jules Verne into a funny and magnificent play for the whole family.
—Hackney Wow, on Around the World in 80 Days
The slapstick action generates plenty of laughs as the trio take on a score of other roles, most hilariously an Indian princess.
—Hackney Gazette, on Around the World in 80 Day
The production’s greatest success is that it feels like everyone is enjoying themselves – each member of the audience, and all the actors around them.
—Children’s Theatre Reviews, on The 3 Sillies