Arcola Theatre

Location: 24 Ashwin Street

Currently Showing: The Glass Menagerie

Access: Dalston Junction


Social Media: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram



The Arcola Theatre was founded by Mehmet Ergen in September 2000.  The venue was originally located in a disused textile factory on Arcola Street before moving to its current location, a former paint manufacturing workshop, on Ashwin Street.

Over the years, the Arcola Theatre has been host to many successful productions, most notably: the fifth anniversary production of Frank McGuinness’ The Factory Girls; Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s The Painter, and Mojo Mickeybo by Owen McCafferty, which was its first West End transfer (to the Trafalgar Studios).

Upcoming Shows

  • Hoard – 15th May – 8th June
  • The Glass Menagerie – 23rd May – 13th July
  • Riot Act – 16th June – 30th June
  • Radio – 19th June – 13th July
  • CASA Festival 2019 – 16th July – 27th July
  • Grimeborn 2019 – 29th July – 7th September

Visiting Information

The Arcola Theatre is equipped with one main auditorium with a capacity of approximately 200 people, a smaller studio space with a capacity of 100, and three other rooms for rehearsals and workshops.

Our favourite restaurants nearby are:

  • Mangal Ocakbasi – Arcola Street, Mediterranean
  • La Lira – Stoke Newington Road, Italian
  • Jidori – Kingsland High Street, Japanese
  • Fed by Water – Kingsland High Street, Italian