At the Arcola

Gorky’s The Lower Depths is now playing!

Tickets from £10  |  Until 11 Feb

‘Essential viewing for anyone interested in the origins of modern theatre … A cast of 18 bring [Gorky’s] drifters and derelicts vividly to life in a production that captures his blend of compassion and cruelty.’
– Michael Billington, The Guardian 

‘Top notch … Kaut-Howson gets maximum impact out of her cast of 18, a size of company almost unheard-of these days’
– Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times 

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This Saturday’s matinee will be a relaxed performance for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome!

The Cherry Orchard rehearsals have begun

First performance in 4 weeks. Best views for previews only £12

On the anniversary of The Cherry Orchard‘s premiere (17 January 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre), the Revolution Ensemble and director Mehmet Ergen began rehearsals for Arcola’s major new production.

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates and photos from the rehearsal room, and secure the best views by booking your tickets now!

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Coming up in Creative Disruption

Not My Boy

Tickets £10 (£8 conc.)

An all-singing, all-dancing conversation about sexual trauma by Kittensh*t. With confetti.

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Beautiful (not the Carole King Musical)

20–22 Jan  |  Tickets £10 (£8 conc.)

Arcola’s acclaimed 50+ company takes a sideways look at the pomp and circumstance of modern jukebox musicals.

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Consenting Adults

A series of innovative professional workshops and masterclasses led by world-class practitioners, open to adults of all ages.

Extend your performance and practical skills (including accents, improv, scriptwriting and directing), keep industry-ready and find new ways to hone your craft as professional practitioners. Find out more and secure your place  »


Finborough Theatre

Veterans Day

Until 24 January

The first UK production in over 25 years by the multi-award-winning American playwright.Three American war veterans meet at a VA hospital before a remembrance ceremony – and each man has a horror story locked inside him. Two of them are about to be honoured, but one has an altogether more sinister agenda… Read more

Hampstead Theatre

Sex with Strangers

27 January – 4 March

Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) and Theo James (The Divergent Series) star in Laura Eason’s smart comedy of hidden ambitions, soaring desires and secret agendas. Read more

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Seven Acts of Mercy

31 January – 4 March

In 1606, Caravaggio has taken refuge in a church in Naples and is painting his masterpiece, The Seven Acts of Mercy. In Bootle 2016, the legacy of this painting is seen as a retired dockworker uses the painting to open his grandson’s eyes to necessity of compassion in a world where it is in short supply. Read more

Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street

London, E8 3DL

United Kingdom

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Just 2 minutes walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations.

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