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Arcola Theatre

Address: 27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, England (East End / East London)
Phone Number: 020 7503 1646
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Ranked #453 of 852 Attractions in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Attended the second night of the current Studio production of The Rivals. What a treat in our favourite fringe theatre. An exceptionally strong cast headed up by Nicholas le Provost and Gemma Jones had us in stitches throughout Shouldn't just single them out as all were brilliant and the production imaginative but these were the best interpretations of Aguecheek and... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Arcola puts on edgy new works. There are too few theater companies left that try to do this. They have a nice bar/pub to hang out in pre or post show. It is located in a rapidly gentrifying area so enjoy it now before it becomes too 1%-y. The "tent" theater space gets horribly hot in the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a good experience. The box office was helpful when I booked and, when I arrived to collect the tickets, voluntarily went to the trouble of seeing whether our party could be seated closer together. Like Peter M, we thoughts the seats were better than those in many off West End theatres. I was impressed by the quality and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I discovered this theater back in March after reading a review for 'Don Gil of the Green Breeches' in Time Out magazine on my way to work one morning. As a theater lover, I thought that this would be a nice experience for my upcoming birthday. I was so glad that I decided to book tickets! The Studio is small... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This arts and theatre venue is housed in a converted paint factory in Hackney and has a sort of retro-urban feel to it. In addition to several performance studios, it has its own cafe where food, snacks and drinks are served. My husband and I saw the theatre production 'Eldorado' by Marius Von Mayenburg shown in the ground floor studio... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and I went to see " My name is ...",on 20th May,we both thought it was a very good production.Contrary to some of your other reviewers I thought the seats were fine, comparable if not better than many other off west end theatres.What we look for in a production is theatre concerning a topical subject presented by excellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nice enough play, but those seats are torture. Ruined experience as so uncomfortable was praying for the end so I could move

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is the second in a double bill of plays presented at the Arcola Theatre by Skeptikal Productions. After a quick drink and a discussion with friends about what we thought of the first show ('Bazaar' by David Planell), it was time to head back into Studio 2 at the Arcola, and settle for the second round of Spanish voices... More

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Essex UK
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156 reviews 156 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

When we asked for directions for the Arcola Theatre, after emerging from the train station, the woman we asked said "Your first time there? Oh, you will love it!". And she was right. Very friendly, well organised, good and plentiful loos, a nice, reasonably priced cafe, and all this before we got to the show. That was great, too. We... More

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Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Studio 2 has the most uncomfortable seats of any theatre I have ever sat in – and that includes the benches at the Globe... Enough said

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