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 197
Studio 2 - seats 100


Box office: 020 7503 1646


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24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Council: Hackney

Region: London


Dalston Junction (Overground)
Dalston Kingsland (Overground)

Dalston Junction (Overground)



Dalston Junction Station

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About Arcola Theatre


As from 15 March, Arcola Theatre has suspended all public performances until further notice, in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Access information

Wheelchair access

Arcola Theatre's main building is fully wheelchair accessible.

It can accommodate wheelchairs in both studios as well as in rehearsal rooms.

Foyer - Step-free access to the foyer/box office area from the street.*

Studio 1 - Step-free access from Ashwin Street.

Studio 2 - Step-free access by lift from the foyer

Studio 3 & 4 - Step-free access by lift from the foyer

Studio 5 - Not wheelchair-accessible at this time.

Toilets - All toilets are on the lower level.

Step-free access by lift from the foyer.

Unfortunately the seating restricts wheelchairs larger than L1065mm x W660mm.

Contact the venue if you have a wheelchair larger than this so that one of the team can advise on alternative options.

Current shows

We don't have any shows listed.

Upcoming shows

Our Name Is Not John

Today there are fewer women running big companies than CEOs named John. John's smart furniture company, FLATT, is failing, but the new investor, also named John, thinks he has the answer.

Previews from: Wednesday 9 September 2020

Closes: Saturday 10 October 2020

A New Play

Multi-award-winning writer, performer and provocateur Mark Thomas returns to Arcola Theatre with his trademark mix of quick-witted storytelling and fearless inquiry

Previews from: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Closes: Saturday 31 October 2020

Love and Apocalypse

On their fortieth birthdays, two people meet and fall in love. The rest is yet to come. Tracing the intricacies of love and the inevitability of change, Love And Apocalypse is a poignant portrayal of two lives spent together, and apart.

Previews from: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Closes: Saturday 14 November 2020

A Dead Body in Taos

A daughter travels to the New Mexico desert on hearing that her mother has died there. But has she? David Farr's new play is both a science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement.

Previews from: Thursday 5 November 2020

Closes: Saturday 19 December 2020

The Apology

Seoul, 1991. Priyanka is beginning the UN investigation into the 'comfort women' of the Second World War, and the subsequent political cover-up. Yuna is about to learn the family secret her father has shamefully concealed for her whole life.

Previews from: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Closes: Saturday 19 December 2020

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