Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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Artistic director: Mehmet Ergen
Executive Producer: Leyla Nazli


Studio 1 - seats 180
Studio 2 - seats 100


Box office: 020 7503 1646


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24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Council: Hackney

Region: London

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Dalston Junction (Overground)
Dalston Kingsland (Overground)

Dalston Junction (Overground)



Dalston Junction Station

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Access information

Wheelchair access

There is step-free access to the foyer/box office area from the street. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in both studios as well as the Tent. Lift from foyer to toilets. There is step-free access from the street to the Tent where you'll also find an accessible toilet.

Current shows

Thebes Land

How could anyone kill their own father? One of the rarest and most shocking crimes known to man is interrogated in this daring new play, with the on-stage participation of convicted patricide Martin Santos.

Previews from: Wednesday 6 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 7 October 2017


Syria, 2014: there's a siege as fierce as Stalingrad. ISIS, having steam-rollered through Iraq, expect to take the town easily. But the citizens have found a heroine: a crackshot sniper, with 100 kills to her name. She's the Angel of Kobane.

Previews from: Monday 11 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 7 October 2017

Upcoming shows

All The Little Lights

Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa got away. Now she's back, but the ghosts from their past still haunt her. Amy just wants to belong. Tells the story of the girls that slip through the cracks.

Previews from: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 4 November 2017


A professor, an actress, a baseball player and a senator walk into a hotel room. What happens next, didn't. Or maybe it did. It certainly could have done - with a little imagination.

Previews from: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 18 November 2017

#Hashtag Lightie

Ella is popular, addicted to social media, Queen of the Selfie, and mixed race. But after one of her videos goes viral, Ella finds herself at the centre of a social media storm that leads to a family meltdown.

Previews from: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 2 December 2017

Eugene Onegin

The story of Tatyana's sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women's liberation movement when new thinking stood up to the old ways.

Previews from: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 23 December 2017


Being a young mum is supposed to be hard - but for Hanna, the only thing she's ever been brilliant at is raising her daughter Ellie. Until a DNA test reveals staggering news. Ellie is not Hanna's child. And now her 'real' parents want to meet.

Previews from: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

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