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24 Ashwin StreetDalstonLondonE8 3DL
- +44 (0)20 7503 1646
Lovely fringe theatre in the East End. On this occasion the seating area was part of the stage, so you are actually seated in a cargo container ship on wooden crates, in the dark! Talk about immersive theatre, although you do not interact, you are just an observer. The play was on a very topical subject of two child refugees, well acted, a thoughtful and tense drama.
Also the toilets are...more
What I particularly love about this theatre is its unique Shoreditch vibe. Flavours of art and cool rustic touches throughout, it makes me think what the NYC coffee houses on the famous beatnik poetry scene must feel like! (I'll get to them one day...).
A very short walk from Dalston Junction and a fantastic theatre space to boot (not to mention a high calibre events programme!) this is...more
Whilst I still regularly mourn the flexibility and use they made of the original space this is still just want I want from a local fringe theatre; a diverse, well made and interesting set of plays with consistently interesting direction and good acting.
I might not always 'like' what I see but am always guaranteed an interesting evening and occasionally see plays that effect me or I enjoy as...more
A great little theatre hidden away off the busy Dalston High Street. I love the intimacy of plays here. You're so close to the stage (you walk across it to get to your seats and your feet are on it if you're on the front row!) that you can really experience the emotions and see the facial expressions of the actors/actresses.
We saw 'Product' which was a short play with just one actress - the...more
The arcola is a hidden gem in London. I have been here many times and really enjoy the venue, it always feels like a very intimate place and so you often feel like part of the piece when sitting on the front row. But this is usually a good thing- depending on the play! I have seen a lot of good plays and some that were just ok but they always make me think, which is a real plus for me. When it...more