Blog - Arcola Theatre

Arcola adopts Anti-Racism Rider

Here at Arcola we have adopted the Anti-Racism Rider as an important statement of intent and will work with colleagues from across the industry to implement this. As a company, we have made a commitment over the next 2 years to meet the baseline actions of the rider. The creation of the Rider was lead …

Arcola adopts Anti-Racism Rider Read More »

Support Grimeborn 2022

From 26 July, Grimeborn Opera Festival returns for the fifteenth year, featuring thirteen operas, four new works and ten female directors from a variety of traditional favourites and new tales from across the globe. This year, Arcola is embarking on our most ambitious Grimeborn project yet: the final two instalments of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at …

Support Grimeborn 2022 Read More »

Grimeborn 2022

FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR FIFTEENTH YEAR FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED WITH DOUBLE BILL OF SIEGFRIED AND GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG TO COMPLETE WAGNER’S RING CYCLE Arcola Theatre today announces the line-up of their Grimeborn Opera Festival as it returns for the fifteenth year, featuring fourteen operas, four new works and eleven female directors from a variety of traditional favourites …

Grimeborn 2022 Read More »

Arcola Theatre announces The Dance of Death tour starring Olivier Award-winning Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen. The production opens on 31 May, with previews from 19 May, at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, then tours to …

Arcola Theatre announces The Dance of Death tour starring Olivier Award-winning Lindsay Duncan Read More »

Arcola Theatre reopens its doors with Barney Norris world première

Following the successful Arcola Outside season last summer in their new purpose-built performance space, Arcola Theatre throws open the doors to their theatre for the first time since March 2020, reopening with the world première of Barney Norris’ new play We Started To Sing. The production sees Norris continue his collaboration with the venue, where …

Arcola Theatre reopens its doors with Barney Norris world première Read More »

Arcola Theatre is an OFFIES 2022 FINALIST in three categories

Arcola Theatre has received 3 nominations in this year’s shortlist for the OffWestEnd Awards. David Acton, Ammar Duffus, George Kemp, Beth Lily, Michael Lyle and Ellie Nunn are nominated for Best Company Ensemble for their performances in The Game of Love and Chance. This was Arcola’s first inhouse production at our new performance space Arcola Outside. …

Arcola Theatre is an OFFIES 2022 FINALIST in three categories Read More »

Spaces available for 13-16 year olds in Arcola Youth Theatre for Spring 2022

Arcola Youth Theatre is open to 13-16 year olds who live in and around Hackney. Arcola Youth Theatre begins in September and this term we will explore the different aspects of theatre making. We will spend time playing games, working together as a team, exploring set design, lighting, sound, script writing, directing and performance skills. From these …

Spaces available for 13-16 year olds in Arcola Youth Theatre for Spring 2022 Read More »

Arcola For Free: Free Tickets for Hackney Residents! (SOLD OUT)

We are thrilled to say that all tickets made possible by our Hello Again Hackney grant have now been claimed. To find out about further offers in the local area, see here: lovehackney.uk/entertainment-offers Hackney’s businesses, venues and cultural attractions are opening up again after the most difficult of times. Hackney’s theatres, galleries, cinemas, museums and …

Arcola For Free: Free Tickets for Hackney Residents! (SOLD OUT) Read More »

Duruşma (The Trial) pre-show email – Turkish translation

Sizi Arcola Outside’da ağırlamaktan çok memnunuz. ‘Duruşma’ öğleden sonra 3’te başlayacaktır ve oyun arasında verilen ara ile yaklaşık 110 dakika kadar sürecektir. Oyunun başlamasından 1 saat öncesinde gelmiş olmanızı tavsiye ederiz. Arcola Outside’daki barımız gösteri öncesinde ve sonrasında da açık olacaktır. Gişe ve barımızda yalnızca temassız ödemelerin kabul edildiğini hatırlatmak isteriz. Eğer biletiniz tek kişilik …

Duruşma (The Trial) pre-show email – Turkish translation Read More »

Carolyn Backhouse, Patrick Brennan, Adrian McLoughlin, Yasmin Paige, Dave Perry

Cast announced for BROKEN LAD

Casting is today announced for the world première of Robin Hooper’s new drama Broken Lad, a comic and moving examination of masculinity in distress, directed by Richard Speir. It is Arcola Theatre’s second production at their new venue, Arcola Outside. Broken Lad runs from 13 October – 6 November, 2021. Press night: Monday 18 October …

Cast announced for BROKEN LAD Read More »

Step into Arcola Outside as part of Open House 2021

Saturday 4 September10.30am – 12.30pm This Saturday 4th September, we’ll be opening our doors for a special event as part of the 2021 Open House London Festival. Open House offer members of the public opportunities to visit iconic buildings and landmarks, finding more about their construction and history. Arcola Outside is our brand-new outdoor performance space and bar in …

Step into Arcola Outside as part of Open House 2021 Read More »

Arcola Theatre announces 17 new shows in part two of Today I’m Wiser, an outdoor festival of performance

From September – November, Arcola presents the next part in their Today I’m Wiser festival programme of outdoor art and performance. Arcola Theatre’s new outdoor performance space, Arcola Outside, designed by award-winning designer Jon Bausor is home to the Today I’m Wiser festival. Featuring the premiere of Robin Hooper’s comic and moving play Broken Lad, …

Arcola Theatre announces 17 new shows in part two of Today I’m Wiser, an outdoor festival of performance Read More »

Arcola remembers Sir Graham Vick

We were sad to hear of the passing of Sir Graham Vick this week. We would like to express our condolences to his loved ones and those others deeply affected by his loss. We have long admired Vick’s desire to challenge stereotypes around opera, one which led to the creation of City of Birmingham Touring …

Arcola remembers Sir Graham Vick Read More »

Humane: Episode 6

The season finale! The protestors are shocked when one of their number dies suddenly. But what really happened? Who is responsible for his death? What secrets lie in hidden in his past? As Alice and Linda, begin to pursue these questions, they realise they don’t know each other as well as they thought they did… 1995: Brightlingsea, …

Humane: Episode 6 Read More »

Arcola Theatre announces Today I’m Wiser programme, an outdoor festival of art and performance

From June – November, Arcola presents a programme of outdoor performance. Featuring an Arcola production of a new adaptation of Pierre de Marivaux’s romantic comedy, The Game of Love and Chance. With special collaborations including Tower Theatre, Arcola Participation companies and Coram, a charity working to improve the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children …

Arcola Theatre announces Today I’m Wiser programme, an outdoor festival of art and performance Read More »


Keep in touch

Complete the information below to receive news updates from Arcola.