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Arcola TheatreThis renowned community theatre is at the heart of Hackney and Dalston's flourishing arts scene, and one of the best places in London to see new work. The Arcola Theatre building is a classic contemporary fringe venue, a converted paint manufacturing factory that offers studio spaces, a versatile auditorium and a pop up tent that hosts a variety of shows. Founded in 2000 the theatre has firmly established itself as more than an arts centre, with a diverse range of productions which aim to be socially and politically relevant. Having become so well known for its varied programme, the theatre has staged works by top actors, writers and directors including the likes of William Gaskill, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Shepherd and Bill Bryden. Arcola also runs a multi-cultural community and youth programmes which help young people strive towards their goals in the creative industries.

 

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Spectra Ensemble: CollisionSpectra Ensemble: CollisionPart absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is the first and only opera work from avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters. Spectra Ensemble recreates Collision as a fully-staged opera, set to new cabaret and jazz influenced music by Lewis Coenen-Rowe, and with a design inspired by Schwitters's own brand of collage art.2017-08-17T20:00:00+01002017-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Spectra Ensemble: Collision
Helios Collective: Il LettoHelios Collective: Il LettoIn this revealing new 'plaria' (play with music), Helios Collective explore Puccini's real and imagined worlds, his extraordinary music and his tumultuous infidelities. Told by Puccini's wife Elvira Bonturi, it is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.2017-08-21T20:00:00+01002017-08-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Helios Collective: Il Letto
Irrational Theatre: Fun At The FestivalIrrational Theatre: Fun At The FestivalAn innovative and quirky fusion of comic opera and new writing. A wedding proposal seems to be getting hindered by the constant interruption of phonecalls in The Telephone (L'amour a Trois) by Gian Carlo Menotti. In Sullivan's Cox And Box, two men unknowingly share the same room until they discover their landlord's trick. The two operas are matched2017-08-24T20:00:00+01002017-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Irrational Theatre: Fun At The Festival
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb StoryThrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb StoryRichard Williamson and CliMar Productions present Stephen Dolginoff's acclaimed musical about the infamous homosexual thrill-killers who tried to get away with the perfect crime.2017-08-29T19:30:00+01002017-09-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Judith: A Parting From The BodyJudith: A Parting From The BodyCatherine Cusack stars in the title role in a revival of Howard Barker's drama about the legendary figure, who infiltrates an enemy camp to kill the blood-crazed head of the enemy army. Directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith.2017-09-05T20:00:00+01002017-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Judith: A Parting From The Body
Thebes LandThebes Land2017-09-06T19:30:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Thebes Land
#Hashtag Lightie#Hashtag Lightie2017-11-14T20:00:00+00002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Arcola Theatre, 24  Ashwin Street  Dalston    E8 3DL
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Dalston Junction
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  38% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 26 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £122  39% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 27 minutes from Arcola Theatre
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  31% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 28 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Arcola Theatre

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Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 15 minutes from Arcola Theatre
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 21 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 22 minutes from Arcola Theatre
A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that shares ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cafe OTO
London > Entertainment > Live Music
18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 | Same location as Arcola Theatre
Cafe Oto is a vibrant live music venue with the atmosphere of a student union cafe which puts on avant garde music from the Dalston scene. ... More
 
 
 
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Servant Jazz Quarters
London > Entertainment > Live Music
10a Bradbury Street, N16 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Despite the name, Servant Jazz Quarters is not strictly a jazz club. Instead you'll find music from many genres at this Dalston music venue which supports ... More
 
 
 
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Rio Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
107 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
In 1905, Clara Ludski decided that the new "electric pictures" were the wave of the future, hired an architect, and had her auctioneers' workshop converted into ... More
 
 
 
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Goodiepal & Pals
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th August 2017 - 7.30pm
Arcola Theatre, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 | Same location as Arcola Theatre
This three-day event set up by the Danish musician features various music-based events, political theatre and other activities....More
 
 
 
Now On
Spectra Ensemble: Collision
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th August 2017 - 8pm
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 | Same location as Arcola Theatre
Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is the first and only opera work from avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters. Spectra Ensemble recreates Collision as a fully-staged ...More
 
 
 
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Michele Montolli
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th August 2017 - 8pm
Arcola Theatre, 11 Gillett Square, N16 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
The bassist performs melodies from his latest album alongside Charlie Stacey on piano and Jamie Murray on drums....More
 
 
 
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Gillett Square
London > Attractions >
Gillett Square, N16 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
On the western flank of Gillett Square in Dalston, East London, stands The Dalston Culture House which houses the world famous Vortex Jazz Club on its ... More
 
 
 
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Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Open School East opens in September 2013. Open School East is an art school and communal space, commissioned and funded by the Barbican and Create London ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
69 Shakespeare Walk, N16 | 13 minutes from Arcola Theatre
A free to use, open access playground in Stoke Newington, Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground gives children aged 6 to 15 access to indoor and outdoor activities ... More
 
 
 
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Prick
London > Shopping >
492 Kingsland Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Prick, London's first boutique dedicated to cacti and other succulents, is the brainchild of Gynelle Leon, an award-winning photographer with a career in forensic science, finance ... More
 
 
 
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The Peanut Vendor
London > Shopping > House and Garden
133 Newington Green Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Arcola Theatre
The Peanut Vendors are Barny and Becky who scour bric-a-brac stalls, markets and auctions so you don't have to. Stylish furniture and accessories for the home ... More
 
 
 
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Mint Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
71-73 Stoke Newington High Street, Covent Garden, London N16 | 16 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Mint Vintage specialises in men's and ladies clothing from seventies sheepskin to hidden vintage gems. No musty second hand cast-offs here. Instead you get an extensive ... More
 
 
 
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Shanghai
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
41 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Arcola Theatre
Shanghai occupies the listed premises of a former East End pie and mash shop built when Queen Victoria was on the throne and the atmospheric old ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
148 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
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Somine Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
131 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 | 3 minutes from Arcola Theatre
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 1 minute from Arcola Theatre
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 27 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 31 minutes from Arcola Theatre
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 1 minute from Arcola Theatre
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ... More
 
 
 
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 10 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 13 minutes from Arcola Theatre
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Arcola Theatre.
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Barden's Boudoir
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 6 minutes from Arcola Theatre
A late licence, DJ decks, P.A., stage for live bands, two bars and friendly bar staff selling bottled drinks and beers on tap plus an extensive ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 6 minutes from Arcola Theatre
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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The Alma
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
59 Newington Green Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Movie themed pub in Islington offering Popcorn, Craft Beer (Bottled and Draft), fine wine, a very long list of Bourbon whiskeys, Thai Grill, Pop up Sunday ... More
 
 
 
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Dalston Roof Park
London > Nightlife > Bars
18 Ashwin Street, E8 | Same location as Arcola Theatre
On the roof of The Print House, a former factory for catalogues, crayons and pencils, sits Dalston Roof Park, an urban oasis four floors up over ... More
 
 
 
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The Nest
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 6 minutes from Arcola Theatre
Opened in 2010, The Nest has become one of London's top clubbing experiences, showcasing the best new dance music talent from around ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife >
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 6 minutes from Arcola Theatre
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 23 minutes from Arcola Theatre
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 23 minutes from Arcola Theatre
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 25 minutes from Arcola Theatre
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
 

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Michele Montolli
Concerts | On 17th August 2017 

The Vortex Jazz Club 3 minutes walk from Arcola Theatre

The bassist performs melodies from his latest album alongside Charlie Stacey on piano and Jamie Murray on drums....More

Your Mum's House
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The Nest 6 minutes walk from Arcola Theatre

Resident DJs spin hip hop, old skool R&B, trap, garage, house and club classics....More

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Rosemary Branch Theatre 16 minutes walk from Arcola Theatre

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