29 July – 7 September 2019

‘Take any opera-related stereotypes you might have and bin them’ (Time Out). Our Grimeborn Festival is back for its 13th year. See brand new works, lesser-known gems and bold new takes on classics.

4 September – 28 September 2019

Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith arrives in Europe to perform her urgent and revelatory play, following a ★★★★★ run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

11 September – 12 October 2019

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour conjures a twisted fable about courage, resistance and change.

1 October – 5 October 2019

The world premiere of a heart-warming new play by Pravesh Kumar, infused with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar.

9 October – 9 November 2019

Multi-award winning writer Zinnie Harris draws on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in this gripping tale of devotion and loss.

16 October – 16 November 2019

Meet Beryl Burton, the greatest woman on two wheels, in this trailblazing tale from actor and writer Maxine Peake.

13 November – 7 December 2019

Arcola’s first co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company is a vital story about the cost of reporting the truth in the age of fake news.

20 November – 21 December 2019

A bold new adaptation of the radical novel by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.

10 December – 21 December 2019

Winsome Pinnock reimagines her 2005 play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement.