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Arcola Theatre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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This was our visit and we enjoyed our visit. A contemporary style theatre to most in London but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boutique theatre at sensible prices

We went to the production of Little Miss Sunshine at the Arcola. The play & production were... read more

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27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, England
East End / East London
+44 20 7503 1646
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our visit and we enjoyed our visit. A contemporary style theatre to most in London but it worked well and provided a great atmosphere. Lots of bars & restraunts nearby to theatre to enjoy food & drink before show.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ela03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the production of Little Miss Sunshine at the Arcola. The play & production were excellent & the seating layout meant that all seats were good seats. The seats themselves were comfortable & roomy enough for this sort of theatre. Only missed 5...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NickyEl
Reviewed January 21, 2019

We went to see The Daughter-in-Law here. It is an intimate theatre, with an elongated stage surrounded on all sides, and this suited this intense DH Lawrence play, a kitchen-sink drama in a Nottinghamshire mining community. The acting was superb, so to see a really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank petertickler
Reviewed October 27, 2018

A thoughtful play on the forgotten group of 140,000 Chinese who contributed to WWI but were never commemorated .... the all-Chinese cast sketch out the origins and the forces that led to their signing up to the war efforts in Europe and beyond. Often very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been to three Grimeborn opera festival perfomances at the Arcola: Tatiana and Onegin, Greek and Xerse. All were excellent and very different: brilliantly sung, great performances by the musicians and all staged in a minimal but exciting and relevant way. What a treat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Opera is not my choice among performing arts but this was a group outing and I was intrigued by the possibility of opera in an intimate studio-type setting. It was excellent in terms of the experience -- small theatrical elements that made Xerse work perfectly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rh24
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Many thanks to the Arcola's Grimebourn Opera Season for staging Ethel Smyth's 'The Boatswain's Mate'. A real rarity that deserves more outings. This performance really brought out the humour of the piece. The Arcola can always be relied upon for the quality of its performances.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I saw the secret lives of Baga Segi's wives, at the Arcola and myself and my family were pleasantly surprised. The venue was nice and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had to pick up the tickets before the performance and it was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank renadrshiada
Reviewed February 20, 2018

I must admit that I have a soft spot for these quirky little theatres and I'm a real sucker for industrial chic: so what is there not to like here? Just off the bustling Dalston Kingsland High Street it's an oasis of calm (once you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank au-bord-de-la-mer
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

We saw Eugene Onegin here. It is a great little theatre with a lovely lobar. Go and try and see a show. It was a really nice experience

Date of experience: November 2017
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