Kenny Morgan is now playing

  • Tickets from just £10

  • Best views £19

  • Wednesday and Saturday matinees

  • Opening performances SOLD OUT

Lucy Bailey directs two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating and the complete original cast.
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Arcola’s picks from the Edinburgh Fringe arrive in East London – each for one week only.   See the season »

4-8 October

Empty Beds

A funny, frank and touching new play about sisterhood and family crisis. Winner of the 2016 Eddie Award and the Scottish Daily Mail Drama Award.

★★★★ “Superb acting … deftly captures the dynamics of sisterly relationships” —Three Weeks

★★★★ “Captivating from the very behinning … an intense, emotional and hard-hitting piece” —Arts Award Voice

★★★★ “What really elevates this production, as it travels towards its gut punch of a destination, is its realistic rendering of the bundle of concern, guilt and frustration that mental illness drops like a ticking time bomb into people’s lives” —Fest

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Meet writer and actor Julia Cranney and actor Carys Wright  »

11 – 15 October


DugOut Theatre – the company that brought you Inheritance Blues and The Sunset Five – examine how lies become stories and stories become legend.

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18 – 22 October

Callisto: A Queer Epic

This bold, ambitious new play traces a constellation of queer stories, reframing past narratives and sculpting future worlds.

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See 5 shows for £50 or less with Arcola Passport.

How To Date A Feminist closes next Saturday

Featuring two proposals, two weddings, an elopement and a cast of unforgettable characters all played by two actors, this passionate modern love story plays at Arcola for just one more week.

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★★★★ “I had a beaming smile all the way through Matthew Lloyd’s nimble production … witty, slyly provocative and quite simply downright lovely” —Evening Standard

Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations

As part of Arcola’s commitment to opening up the process of seeing and making theatre, we are excited to introduce a series of Saturday afternoon post-show discussions, chaired by long-time Arcola supporter Jeannie Farr.

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Book for tomorrow’s Kenny Morgan matinee and join the discussion »

Take part

Limited places available for Arcola Youth Theatre! 
Join our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes (for ages 13-18). Classes run 5:30-7:30pm once a week. Term starts on the week Monday 26 September. £65 per term, or £170 for all three terms. Bursaries are available if cost is a barrier, so please do get in touch. Express interest »
26 & 27 October

Honeypot Holmes and The Peculiar Case of the Disappearing Wildflowers

Why are the wildflowers disappearing? How do we recognise the signs and what can we do to help? Join Honeypot Holmes, the renowned Bee Detective as she investigates the role of wildflowers in Britain’s eco-system. Supported by Grow Wild.

For all ages

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Technically Speaking

Following a sell out production in January 2016, Arcola’s Technically Speaking programme – which uses theatre to tackle the stigma surrounding men’s mental health – is returning.

We’re looking for men aged 18 and over, whose lives have been affected either directly or indirectly by mental health conditions, and who are passionate about making a difference to their own lives and the lives of others.

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Also at Arcola

1 October

The After School Comedy Club

London’s silliest, sell-out comedy night (for adults) is moving to the Arcola Theatre. Grab your ticket for our barn-storming launch night on 1st October. All proceeds will go to support Syria’s child refugees.

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Orange Tree Theatre

Jess and Joe Forever

Until 8 October

Spanning several summers, Zoe Cooper’s new play is a story of growing up, fitting in (or not), boys, girls, secrets, scotch eggs and maybe even love, but most of all, it’s about friendship. Derek Bond directs. ★★★★ “very wise, very funny… consistently mesmerising” Time Out Critics’ Choice Read more

Print Room at the Coronet

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

Until 7 Oct

Rarely seen in the UK, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur bears all the hallmarks of a classic Tennessee Williams play. Savagely funny, at times almost farcical, beneath the surface lies a depiction of the fragility of hope and the need for human connection. Read more

Tara Theatre

Paradise of the Assassins

Until 8 Oct

An adventure story of love, faith and betrayal. Tara Theatre open their stunning new theatre with Abdul Halim Sharar’s compelling story, adapted and directed by the award-winning Anthony Clark and told with dynamic theatricality for our times. How far would you go for love? Read more

Yard Theatre


Until 15 October

Elinor Cook’s George Devine Award-winning play about mountaineering, modern relationships and the masculine impulse to conquer the world, comes to Hackney’s Yard Theatre following a successful run at HighTide Festival.
★★★★ ”provocative… thoughtful and quietly poetic” The Times Read more

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