16 July – 3 August 2024

“Sometimes I think you’re pandering to my ego” / “That’s because sometimes I’m pandering to your ego”

17 July – 10 August 2024

It’s club night and the tracks are spinning. Two headliners crossfade between stories of love, sex, and the power of music – set against a backdrop of precarious lives in urban London.

20 July 2024

Come and support our Arcola Queer Collective with their summer performance. The group have taken part in workshops including drag, writing and voguing and they have each created a performance to share with you.

13 August – 31 August 2024

Gunnar and Malin have sent their daughter to the island. Petter and Inga realise their suspicions about a neighbour are well founded. And at Central Command, Alf and Unni must decide on the best course of action in response to the attack.

14 August – 17 August 2024

Gothic Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Der Vampyr (The Vampire) achieved a sellout run and an Off-West End Award nomination in 2019.

20 August – 24 August 2024

Puccini’s timeless tale of love and friendship is radically repositioned as a modern tragedy of co-dependency and addiction. The creator’s of Turandot return to their first ever collaboration, La bohème, in a restaging of this groundbreaking Olivier Award nominated production.

21 August – 24 August 2024

Join Mr Punch as he and his friends help the wiley Serpina get her man. With appearances from Judy, The Crocodile, a Cheeky Monkey, a band of singing Policemen and a host of others, this is the perfect introduction to classical music for children (and grown up kids) of all ages.

27 August – 31 August 2024

Ensemble OrQuesta, this year, are expanding from the baroque repertoire to perform their 5-star production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with a star company line up headed by Marcio da Silva and Helen May as Figaro and Susanna.

4 September – 28 September 2024

A new play about growing up, coming home and making noise. The Band Back Together arrives in London after a spring tour of England and Wales. Barney Norris (Visitors, Eventide, We Started To Sing) returns to the Arcola with a raucous and tender new story full of music.

4 September – 7 September 2024

“Paul Verlaine, for shooting and injuring Arthur Rimbaud with a revolver, you are hereby sentenced to 555 days in prison!” After a critically-acclaimed run last year and performances at the Royal Opera House and La Monnaie, 555: Verlaine en Prison returns to Grimeborn! 555: Verlaine en prison tells the untold and unjust story one of …

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11 September – 14 September 2024

In a repeatedly-displayed assortment of compact scenes, a story intersects to describe a man brought to a standstill by jealousy.

30 September – 19 October 2024

Do you ever feel like you’re meeting yourself again and again in a bad way? Rose Matafeo (2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and creator of BBC series Starstruck) traipses around the Arcola for a three-week run of her newest show. 

3 October – 2 November 2024

A roadblock. Two young women armed with machine guns and Nutella. Days away from finishing the army. Gigi has a secret. Dar dreamt she’d be shot today. And there’s a strange vehicle heading their way… Well, that’s okay. Nothing ever happens here. Right? The world premiere of Gigi & Dar – a comic tragedy about what …

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24 October – 23 November 2024

Arcola’s co-founder Leyla Nazli (Mare Rider) adapts Ece Temelkuran’s celebrated novel Women Who Blow on Knots for the stage, presenting a powerful tale of freedom, resilience, and unbreakable female friendships.