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Arcola Theatre

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Address: 27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, England
Phone Number: 020 7503 1646
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great "Fringe" theatre

Have been here loads of times, most recently to see the brilliant monologue by Greg Hicks in The Kreutzer Sonata. This "off West End" theatre puts on splendid productions year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John W
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here loads of times, most recently to see the brilliant monologue by Greg Hicks in The Kreutzer Sonata. This "off West End" theatre puts on splendid productions year round, and is quite easy to get to, being virtually across the road of Dalston Junction station on the Overground line. It has a bar area - if smallish, so... More 

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you do nothing else this summer, go down to Arcola Theatre and see Tosca as part of the Grimeborn Opera Festival. There are only 7 performances left so opportunities are limited, but what a thrill it is. It is theatre of the most dramatic kind, in your face opera performed inches from you, with power, passion and skill, that... More 

4 Thank Sparkyofstreatham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Fantastic programming that nowhere else in London is doing, funky venue with a lovely vibe, great bar, friendly staff and really cool green initiatives.

Thank Bec M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Hugely entertaining plays on a range of important and relevant topics. I have seen several performances that it would have been a tragedy to miss, that had their premier or, only performances here. The venue itself is unusual in that it has a number of innovations to reduce its carbon footprint and, was sustainable restored from a derelict paint factory.... More 

Thank NickE8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Cargo tells the story of 4 people locked in a ship container crossing a channel from some war torn country for a better live in Europe. 80 minutes without interval were heart throbbing. The small basement theatre had been made to look like the inside of a container, with bare wooden benches around the four edges. Then the doors closed... More 

1 Thank M M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful theatre with really interesting programme. Great bar with a real buzz although not in centre easy to get to with overland rail link. Have a look. You won't regret it.

Thank Paul G
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was my first visit. Easy to get by public transport. Bar is large with friendly staff. Somewhat unusually for an off West End theatre seats are allocated which helps avoid the rugby scrum that you sometimes get.

Thank Travel_Duck_UK
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I organised my birthday party here and am so happy I did so. The staff were really friendly, attentive and accommodating and allowed us to block of a private area and bring in a cake with absolutely no extra fees. When the person left in charge of us finished his shift, he came over to introduce me to the next... More 

Thank saraazita
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We discovered this theatre a few years back when looking for off-West End productions. We have gone back occasionally as we did earlier this month. We saw " A Steady Rain" which I highly recommend, my husband less keen. If planning time in London, I'd always check to see what is being performed here. And, great Turkish restaurants all over... More 

Thank Nancy2005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something a bit different with a great atmosphere and an intimate setting then this is a theatre for you. We have been half a dozen times and have never failed to see an excellent show: from storytelling, new plays and Shakespeare - it will always be a different and unexpected experience Highly recommended and great... More 

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