Arcola Theatre

Location: 24 Ashwin Street

Currently Showing: Little Miss Sunshine

Access: Dalston Junction


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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).

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