At the Arcola



“A gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale” (Chicago Tribune)
from House of Cards and Mad Men writer Keith Huff

A Steady Rain opens on Wednesday. We’ve just released 500 more tickets across the run, available (while stocks last) for only £10 each.

Since its 2009 Broadway debut, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, A Steady Rain has won major plaudits and has been earmarked by Stephen Spielberg for a film adaptation. Don’t miss the London premiere at Arcola, starring Vincent Regan (300, Troy, Clash of the Titans) and David Schaal (The Office, The Inbetweeners).

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The Little Prince opens tonight

Arcola Queer Collective are back with a unique take on one of the most universally-cherished books of all time. This poignant re-imagining of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic speaks to the castaway in all of us.

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 SOLD OUT tonight, Wed, Thu, Sat eve 

The Dishonoured is now booking

Set in a world of espionage and secret agents, The Dishonoured is a compelling political thriller from acclaimed writer Aamina Ahmad.

When war hero Colonel Tariq joins the intelligence agency, his rise to the top seems assured. But during his first case investigating an alleged murder by a CIA agent, a diplomatic crisis erupts. As the two nations negotiate, angry mobs take to the streets…

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Vote for Arcola!

We’re in with a chance of winning the OffWestEnd awards for Most Welcoming TheatreBest Theatre Bar and Best Theatre Foodie Experience, but we need your help! Click here and enter your email in the ‘Subscribe’ box (on the right hand side) to get a link to vote. Thank you for your support!

Coming up in our current season…

18 – 20 February
27 Protagonists

Drawing inspiration from the quiet ferocity and grand ambition of the golden age of silent films, 27 Protagonists is the latest production from Arcola’s acclaimed performance company for older adults.

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22 – 27 February

Featuring established writers alongside riveting new voices, and talented actors and directors from across the Arcola community, this year’s PlayWROUGHT promises to be an unforgettable celebration of daring, ambitious new writing.

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2 – 5 March
Adapted and translated by Ece Ozdemiroglu with Müge Cetinkaya, after Euripides’ The Children of Hercules

2400 years on from the premiere of Euripides’ The Children of Hercules, Arcola Ala-Turka stages an urgent new production drawing on perspectives from Turkey and right across Europe.

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15 – 19 March
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller’s classic drama about the Salem Witch Trials remains a powerful insight into the combustibility of community. Caitriona McLaughlin directs some of the most exciting young actors from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

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29 March – 2 April
Balm in Gilead
by Lanford Wilson

Step into New York’s seedy underworld with Lanford Wilson‘s critically-acclaimed play. Joseph Blatchley directs talented young actors from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

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It’s our 15th anniversary year!

Next Monday and Tuesday, Illustration and Visual Media students from LCC, University of the Arts London will present an immersive installation in Arcola Studio 2, featuring sculpture, animation, set design and performance. Viewers will be encouraged to step through the fourth wall and explore Arcola’s space, spirit and history.

Stay tuned to our website for more information, and for full details of our exciting 15th anniversary plans.

Temporary closure of Dalston Junction station

Please note that Dalston Junction station will be closed from Saturday 13 until Sunday 21 February, while Crossrail works take place. During the works:

  • Replacement buses will run;
  • Highbury & Islington, Shadwell and Canada Water stations will be busier than usual;
  • Due to other planned works, Whitechapel station will be closed on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February.

You may need to allow extra time to get to Arcola. Please see the TFL website for more information.

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