Arcola Youth Theatre

Do you live in and around Hackney?
Are you aged 13-17 and want the chance to perform at an award winning theatre?
Why not join Arcola Youth Theatre?

Arcola Youth Theatre welcomes anyone aged between 13-17 years who is interested in learning about theatre. No previous experience is necessary.

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Arcola Youth Theatre members learn and develop their performance skills, as well as gaining confidence from working in a professional theatre environment. We work towards two performances every year, one exploring non traditional performance spaces around our building, and the other as a week long full production in Studio 2.

Classes take place Mondays-Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm. Classes are now FULL. If you would like to join the waiting list, please click here to complete a registration form.

Previous Projects:


Echoes and Traces… Arcola Youth Theatre worked with Historic Royal Palaces in a project around First World War remembrance. The groups visited the Tower of London’s installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, before creating a piece of site specific theatre that was performed at the Tower and Arcola Theatre in November/December 2014.

Once It’s Over The Audience Will Cheer… an interactive live streamed production created as part of the Discover Young Hackney Festival 2014 and live streamed on the Hackney Live Platform.

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Arcola Youth Theatre is supported by: