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Sweet Smell of Success wins Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice Award

Arcola Theatre’s production of Sweet Smell of Success won Marvin Hamlisch a posthumous Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Original Music. The award was accepted by Terre Blair (Mrs. Marvin Hamlisch) at the Awards Concert Sunday 17 February at the Palace Theatre. Mrs. Hamlisch was accompanied by Mehmet Ergen, Arcola’s Artistic Director and Director of …

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Arcola celebrates re-opening with Sweet Smell of Success gala

After just over 5 months of building works, we celebrated the transformation of our new home in the Colourworks on November 14 with a re-opening gala before a special performance of Sweet Smell of Success. 200 guests – Arcola funders, partners, donors, friends and artists – joined us in our spacious new foyer and café …

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New Studio 2 now open

We’re nearing the completion of our building works, and Studio 2 is now open with but i cd only whisper! Arcola Bar is also open from noon.

Our refurbishments are complete!

We’re pleased to announce that the refurbishments on our building have arrived in time for the opening night of our first production of the season, Dead on Her Feet. Our box office is now relocated back to the foyer. Also, our hugely improved new look bar will be open to the public so feel free …

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Renovations near completion

Three days to go and things are changing by the hour. A new, permanent balcony has been installed in Studio 1 and the arrival of new chairs is imminent. Lighting is going up, toilets are being plumbed in, the lift is being installed. Studio 4, one of our rehearsal spaces, has been enlarged and the …

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New Arcola opens up

166 people visited Arcola during Open House. Equipped with hard hats and high-vis vests they got a tour of a life building site. They were able to enter through the news doors to the bar, have a look at the new cafe space and studio 2 and see the new staircase to the first floor …

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Arcola renovations taking shape

It may not look like it from the outside, but things are taking shape inside the Arcola. The second entrance has been opened up. New floors are being poured as we speak. Underfloor heating is being installed. Staircases are being built . Walls have been shotblasted to expose and clean the brickwork. 1000s of bricks …

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Grimeborn 2012 opens tonight

Grimeborn Opera Festival opens this evening with Puccini’s Il Tabarro. Packed full of talent, class and grit, the lineup for Grimeborn 2012 (21 Aug – 8 Sep) will play host to the traditional and the new. We’ll witness the heavyweight impressions of Mozart, Handel and Philip Glass along with some of the most cutting-edge composers …

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Renovation, renovation, renovation

After only one year in our new home on Ashwin Street, we’re already taking it apart again. We took over this part of the old Colourworks in May 2010. The original Reeves paint factory closed down in 1948. What we found was … not only were there no theatres, there were no useable toilets, no …

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Arcola Theatre Renovations and New Box Office Hours

Arts Council England has awarded Arcola Theatre £1 million in capital funding (in addition to their support of our artistic and creative learning programmes) to undertake the most urgently required works to improve the function, comfort and accessibility of the building. From June – October 2012, Arcola Theatre productions will be relocated to (more)

Renovation work to commence on Arcola Theatre

Over one year ago we hastily converted the basement, ground and first floors of the Colourworks building with the aid of many volunteers and the financial assistance of Arcola’s loyal patrons. We love our new building, but it’s still a bit rough around the edges, even for us!

Arcola launches bi-weekly e-newsletter

Along with a new website and booking system comes a new e-newsletter – which will be sent bi-weekly (like the current edition). In addition to review round-ups and production images, there will also be the occasionally exclusive ticket offer and complimentary ticket competition. The switch over should happen by the middle of February and we would …

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