Main Programme | Participation | Also at Arcola


10 February – 15 March 2020

New shows by Arcola’s community theatre companies – including the Arcola Participation Queer Collective; Mental Health, 50+, Ala-Turka and Women’s Companies; Academy and Youth Theatre; and Clean Break Young Artists.

18 March – 18 April 2020

Matt Parvin’s blistering new drama tests the limits of retribution and the power of social status at university.

26 March – 2 May 2020

A powerful and compassionate drama about parental duty and the state of education.

22 April – 23 May 2020

This award-nominated play from Michèle Winstanley traces three different women’s experiences of motherhood.

7 May – 13 June 2020

Barney Norris’ new play is a love song to the people who raised him, and a hymn to the bravery of our brief lives.

18 June – 25 July 2020

Multi-award-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz returns to Arcola with a new adaptation of Strindberg’s compelling domestic drama.

5 July – 5 July 2020

Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams brings a special, audience-led poetry event to Arcola.

14 October – 14 November 2020

After her award-winning 3 Winters at the National Theatre, Tena Štivičić marks Arcola’s 20th anniversary with a brand new play.

18 November – 19 December 2020

Arcola reunites with Yellow Earth for this powerful human story which asks how a nation can apologise for the crimes of its past.