Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre - photo credit Lidia Crisafulli

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Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL
+44 (0)20 7503 1646

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Arcola Theatre

4.0 out of 5
22 March 2017
by Karishma P.

One of the smaller theatre spaces across London. They have 2 stages, a small coffee shop (excellent coffee and a few pastries on offer) and a full bar (which we walked through when entering, but didn't actually visit)

The studio downstairs is a small space, but good acoustics. We watched Tamburlaine here which we quite enjoyed.

The coffee shop closes earlier than the plays finish, so if it's... more

4.0 out of 5
06 July 2016
by Sarah P.

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

4.0 out of 5
07 June 2017
by JP H.

I've known of this theatre since 2004 but last night was the first time I actually attended a performance here. Slightly larger than your average fringe/pub theatre space, at least in the main theatre. Good production values regardless of the small scale, with - at least in this production of Richard III - a nice attention to subtlety in lighting and sound cues.

It was clear that the actors... more

4.0 out of 5
09 July 2016
by Mei S.

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

5.0 out of 5
04 October 2016
by Lise B.

Small and intimate. You sit close here - to each other and to the stage! Please go and see the current play, it got five star reviews across the board!! Great bar! more

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