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Arcola and New Earth announce decision to cancel The Apology performance on the 19th September.

Following on from the news of The Queen’s passing and confirmation of the date of the funeral, Arcola and New Earth have made the decision to cancel the Press Night and performance of The Apology on Monday 19th September. For all press enquiries please contact Kate Morley PR and any ticket enquiries please email boxoffice@arcolatheatre.com.

New Earth launches Celebration Night to celebrate The Apology

New Earth Theatre launches their Celebration Night party, feting British East and South East Asian Theatre in the UK (and the company reuniting again with Arcola Theatre). A fundraiser to support their work, each ticket includes a welcome drink, light snacks and karaoke. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the cast and creative team behind The Apology, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Theatre on a Postcard

Whether we’re on holiday, visiting an unfamiliar place or taking some time out of daily life, since the 1800s we have been sending postcards to our loved ones.  While we are unable to travel to new places through a visit to the theatre, we’re inviting our audiences and partners to send us a postcard in response to the question: What are …

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Podcast: The Story of Arcola Outside

Before we open later in spring, listen to the Arcola team talk about the conception and creation of Arcola Outside, our brand-new 90 seat outdoor performance space and bar in the heart of Dalston.  First broadcast via Resonance FM – 6 January 2021Produced by Neil McKeown for Hackney Social RadioListen to Hackney Social Radio here …

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design sketch of audiences in the new Arcola Outside space

Arcola announces new outside space, with plans for a festival in 2021

We have today announced plans to build Arcola Outside, a brand-new outdoor performance space and bar in the heart of Dalston, designed by multi-award-winning stage designer Jon Bausor, and built by a team of freelance theatre and live events technicians. Scheduled to open for a series of trial performances in December 2020, the new space …

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Arcola receives Culture Recovery Fund survival grant

We are really pleased to share the news today that our application to the Culture Recovery Fund has been successful, and Arcola will receive a grant to help us survive for the next six months.

Cast announced for GENTLEMEN

The full casting has been announced today for the world première of Matt Parvin’s new drama Gentlemen, directed by Richard Speir, which opens at Arcola Theatre on 24 March, with previews from 18 March.  Testing the limits of retribution and the power of social status at university, Gentlemen examines what happens when culture turns toxic, …

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Cast announced for #WeAreArrested

Arcola Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company today announce the full cast for the London première of Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts’ adaptation of #WeAreArrested by Can Dündar, a vital story about the cost of reporting the truth in the age of fake news. Ivatts directs Jamie Cameron (Son), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Can) and Indra …

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Cast announced for HUNGER

Arcola Theatre and Jump Spark today announce the full cast for Amanda Lomas‘ bold new imagining of Hunger, adapted from the ground-breaking psychological novel by Knut Hamsun. Fay Lomas directs Archie Backhouse (Hans), Katie Eldred (Ylayali), Kwami Odoom (The Young Man) and Jessica Tomlinson (Landlady). The production opens on 25 November, with previews from 20 …

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