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28 June – 23 July 2022

Tickets are now on-sale to the general public As their 30th wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They’ve driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations. When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin …

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6 August – 7 August 2022

→ Book for Siegfriend → Book for Götterdämmerung Grimeborn Festival marches on inexorably towards the dramatic conclusion of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in Graham Vick’s and Jonathan Dove’s innovative reduction. Following on from the acclaimed productions of Das Rheingold, at the Arcola Theatre in 2019, and Die Walküre last summer at Hackney Empire, Arcola Theatre completes the Ring Cycle with a …


23 August – 27 August 2022

Director Emma Jude Harris sails this radical rethink of Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved H.M.S. Pinafore to Grimeborn. This production looks beyond the fun and frills of Savoy opera to offer a sharp critique of the piece’s underlying imperialism. Join this classic as it makes new waves.

31 August – 3 September 2022

Judith stands on the threshold of Bluebeard’s Castle. Needing to know what secrets lie beyond the seven locked doors and within the man she loves, she steps into the darkness.