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 Mental Health conditions (Arcola Men’s Group).

Each group work with professional theatre makers and the Arcola Creative Engagement team to create new productions to be presented in the Jan 2017 Creative Engagement Season, which takes place across 5 weeks in Studio 2.

No prior experience is needed. Priority is given to those based in Hackney and wider East London, although do get in touch if you have any questions, or are based elsewhere.  There is no cost to take part, and participation is voluntary. Its a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more skills and take part in a production at Arcola.

The groups begin with a no obligation kick off meeting and information session as below.

  • Arcola Queer Collective: Monday 19th September, 6.30-10pm
  • Arcola 50+: Wednesday 21st September, 7.30-9pm
  • Arcola Men’s Group (Men’s Mental Health): Wednesday 17th October, 8-10pm
  • Ala-Turka: TBC (please register here to express an interest).

To RSVP to the confirmed kick off meeting, or for more details, please email