Community Companies - Arcola Theatre

Arcola Participation’s community performance companies provide amazing opportunities to get involved in theatre-making, and to learn from experienced professionals.

Arcola Theatre have been pioneers in targeted community theatre since our inception in 2000. We currently run five community theatre companies and each group works with professionals to present new work or re-imagined productions that shatter expectations and challenge preconceptions. This culminates in the annual Creative Disruption Festival, which takes over Arcola Studio 2 for a month of thrilling work.

Queer Collective

East London’s performance collective for LGBTQI* people, exploring queer identity and how to present it theatrically.

Upcoming productions:

  • None currently scheduled. Check back soon.

Mental Health Theatre Group

Using theatre as a vehicle to tackle the stigmas surrounding mental health.

Upcoming productions:

  • None currently scheduled. Check back soon.

50+ Group

A space for East London residents over the age of 50 to explore theatre and performance.

  • Arcola 50+ meet at Arcola Theatre on Wednesday evenings 7pm-9pm
  • New term begins Wednesday 22nd September  – w/c 6th December 2021.
  • Places currently available for the Autumn term (Sept-Dec 2021) for our 50+ Group
  • Sessions cost £60 per term. Bursaries and concessions available, please email for details,
  • Please email charlotte@arcolatheatre.com for more information

Upcoming productions:

  • None currently scheduled. Check back soon.

Ala-Turka

Giving a theatrical voice to the Turkish and Kurdish communities of East London.

Upcoming productions:

  • None currently scheduled. Check back soon.

Women’s Company

Exploring female identities and experiences through theatrical forms and collective voices.

Upcoming productions:

  • None currently scheduled. Check back soon.

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