Arcola Theatre

Location: 24 Ashwin Street

Currently Showing: Until the Flood

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

  • Mushy: Lyrically Speaking – 1st October – 5th October
  • Anna Bella Eema – 11th September – 12th October
  • Meet Me At Dawn – 9th October – 9th November
  • Beryl – 16th October – 16th November
  • #WeAreArrested – 13th November – 7th December
  • Hunger – 20th November – 21st December

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