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Arcola Theatre

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Address: 27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7503 1646
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Intimate theatre experience

Very intimate and immersive theatre experience. Great place to see the Belarus Free Theatre and Tomorrow I was Always a Lion. If it was my local theatre I would see every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the seating in the said balcony area is the most uncomfortable seats ever, you are sitting shoulder to shoulder and the person sitting behind you on one level up has his toes in your back i couldnt enjoy the show trying not to touch the person next to me my legs and arms were numb and there was not enough... More 

Thank recepcalev
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very intimate and immersive theatre experience. Great place to see the Belarus Free Theatre and Tomorrow I was Always a Lion. If it was my local theatre I would see every production. The bar was very buzzy and lively.

Thank KAW687
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great play, "how to date a feminist" in the studio theatre. Great atmosphere in the place, easy to book and well organised.

1 Thank Amanda7074
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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167 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My friend who lives in London invited me to the play " Love Bombs and apples". Play was great and setting is small with the main stage is open on 3 sides. There is a bar upstairs which has good service.

Thank Loomi
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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

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