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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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