Creative Engagement Archives - Arcola Theatre

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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Arcola Participation: A Critic Call-Out

“…there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defence of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.” Ratatouille, 2007 Like every other part of the theatrical world, from the faces onstage, to those backstage, the higher-up industry heads …

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Arcola Creative Engagement to present opera for under 5s and a new musical devised and performed by Hackney young people

Arcola’s Creative Engagement department – which works with the local community and creates over 11,000 opportunities for participation and talent development – is to present two productions as part of this year’s Grimeborn opera festival. The first, OPERA MOUSE, extends Grimeborn’s inclusive and captivating programme to under 5s. The production follows Tilly Mouse who lives under an …

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Join one of Arcola’s critically acclaimed Community Performance Companies

We are looking for new members to join, take part and perform as part of our Community Performance Programme. Arcola run groups target specifically at the Turkish and Kurdish Community (Ala-Turka), over 50’s (Arcola 50+), self identifying LGBTQ* individuals (Arcola Queer Collective), and men whose lives have have been affected either directly or indirectly by …

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