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Arcola Participation is Arcola’s youth, schools, community and talent development programme. We are committed to challenging assumptions about what youth and community theatre can (and should) be, while providing opportunities to learn, train and perform under the guidance of world-class artists. We aim to deliver high quality productions that resonate both locally and globally, whilst maintaining Arcola’s welcoming and inclusive ethos.

Each year we offer over 10,000 opportunities for the people of Hackney, East and North East London to participate in the arts.

Our work follows four guiding principles:

  • We treat everyone as artists and emerging theatre makers
  • We encourage active, engaged audiences
  • We give young people the tools to succeed by developing their talents and diversifying their interests
  • Our work is not just as ‘add on’

Arcola is also a signatory of the Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards, as well as an Artsmark Supporter and Arts Award Centre.

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24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.

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