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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 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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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.