Just announced!

For the first time since Clarion, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks will perform at Arcola in an acclaimed new version of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata.   Read more »

Kenny Morgan ends next week

Limited availability for final performances

“Lucy Bailey’s production is pretty much flawless … Paul Keating gives a career-redefining performance as Morgan … This is surely already a major contender for the accolade of best new play of the year. Unmissable.”
– WhatsOnStage
Meet Kenny Morgan: once one of the most promising actors in British film, and lover to playwright Terence Rattigan. Their turbulent relationship could only ever play out in secret. Now it takes centre stage in this unmissable new play from Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies); a gripping tale of secrets and lies, destructive passions and unrequited love.

Tickets from just £10.

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Fantastic reviews for Love, Bombs & Apples

Rosamunde Hutt’s production is back after a sold-out run

“Powerful, political theatre … Laugh-out-loud moments … Chris Morris’ hilarious film, Four Lions, sprung to mind”
– Hackney Gazette
“Bubbling humour…. A profound ability to find humour in the most over-trodden tragedies”
– The Stage

With this smash-hit play, award-winning writer Hassan Abdulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet) finds humour and poignancy in 4 political hotspots.

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Pre-show discussion tomorrow: Theatre of resistance”, with Jonathan Chadwick (theatre director) and Hassan Abdulrazzak (writer).  See all events »

Up next

6 July – 6 August

Book now for the enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014), directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin, Johnny Got His Gun).

This timely world premiere reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.

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Free post-show events on 13, 20, 27 July – See the line-up »

See 5 shows for £50

with Arcola Passport, our fast-track pass to theatre.

It works out even cheaper with our Under 30s and Plus One Passports. And you’ll receive 10% off at Arcola Bar!

Find out more »

Creative Engagement

12 June

Bowie’s Baby Ballroom

Join the ‘magic dance’ at the Bowie Baby Ballroom. This Sunday, we’ll be celebrating the life, legacy and sheer creative brilliance of the goblin king. 14:30 session sold out 
Limited availability for 11:00 session
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2-3 July


Written by La JohnJoseph (Boy in a Dress, Everything Must Go), GEIST is part film noir, part pop concert – a beguiling mixture of video, interview, and original music.

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Applications now open for Black Theatre Live 2017-18 mid-scale tour
BAME artists and/or companies – find out more here. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Fri 1 July and chosen applications must be available to pitch their show to the 8 Black Theatre Live Artistic Directors on Tues 19 July.
The first community meeting for thePesticide Free Hackney campaign is on Thursday 16th June, 6.30-8pm at Hackney City Farm. Find out more about the campaign, how pesticides impact on human and environmental health, and what alternatives are on offer.
Today is the deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June.Register now » 

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