Location: 24 Ashwin Street
Currently Showing: The Glass Menagerie
Access: Dalston Junction
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).
- 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
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