Arcola Theatre creates exiting and inspiring children’s theatre as well as bringing high quality productions from across the UK to perform on our stages.
- All of our plays are suitable for ages 8+ (and some for even younger children).
- We provide schools with 1 free adult for every 10 children’s tickets purchased to enable you to bring enough teachers to look after your group.
- We also run START at the Arcola Theatre, supported by the Princes’ Foundation for Children and the Arts..
“Arcola Theatre’s production of ‘Boy with a Suitcase’ was so funny, I nearly fell off the bench!” – Oliver, aged 8
“I had fun and my friends had fun too. I enjoyed myself and watching that made me feel very, very happy.” – Whitney, Year 4, Holy Trinity School
“Working with the Arcola has been an incredible opportunity, the children are always excited to visit the theatre.” Anna Yates, teacher at Colvestone Primary School
Previous shows for younger audiences:
- THE GIRL WITH THE IRON CLAWS by The Wrong Crowd (July 2013)
- AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Jules Verne Adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse (Jan 2013)
- WALKING THE TIGHTROPE by Mike Kenny (June 2012)
- THE CHRONICLES OF BITTER AND TWISTED presented by Galopin and Arcola Theatre (Jan 2012)
Throughout the year, we stage a wide range of productions suitable for secondary school students. If we think a production may not be suitable for younger audiences, we will clearly mark it with an age audience (usually 14+)
Spanish Golden Age Season -The season brings to the stage three brand new translations of rarely-seen plays from the last unopened treasure-chest of world drama ( recommended for ages 12+)
In Skagway – In Skagway, a tale of the desires and loyalties of women in an American wilderness, is a compelling and lyrical first play by Irish writer Karen Ardiff (recommended for ages 12+).
Visitors- Set in a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plains, Visitors is a beautiful and sharply funny love story, that takes a haunting look at the way our lives slip past us.
Resources from previous shows:In the Jungle of Cities by Bertolt Brecht Translated by Gerhard Nellhaus. Download the In The Jungle Of Cities Education Pack.To find out more about upcoming productions or to enquire about group/school discounts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org