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“A gem of a theatre!”
Review of Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre
Ranked #490 of 1,679 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 19 January 2014

When we asked for directions for the Arcola Theatre, after emerging from the train station, the woman we asked said "Your first time there? Oh, you will love it!". And she was right. Very friendly, well organised, good and plentiful loos, a nice, reasonably priced cafe, and all this before we got to the show. That was great, too. We saw "Don Gil of the Green Breeches", a play from the Spanish Golden Age - the first of three. Well acted, great costumes, well articulated and very funny. Go see!

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Studio 2 has the most uncomfortable seats of any theatre I have ever sat in – and that includes the benches at the Globe...

Enough said

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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Play was wonderful. I could excuse the refurbishment and also the fact that two of the four ladies toilets being out of order. What was unacceptable was the organisation. It was an appalling bun fight with overcrowding in the reception area and nobody knowing what was going on. Inevitably the play started late and a lot of us were quite agitated. Lucky the play was absolutely fantastic. You will need tissues - not just for the performance.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great theatre with a good selection of shows. Never seen a bad show there so that's a plus. Just a really lovely small theatre where you can see great actors in unique plays.

Book early as some shows only have a small run time.

Thank Heidi T
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

I dropped by the Arcola Theatre during its extensive refurbishment work, as part of Open House weekend. A wonderful woman led the tour: enthusiastic, knowledgeable, optimistic and entertaining. They intend to be the world's first carbon neutral theatre. A wood burning stove is being installed (the Therminator) but the beautiful oak joists are being salvaged to make lovely exposed staircases and bar stools, rather than being burned. Underfloor heating and lots of insulation will help too.

Can't wait to come back and see it when it's open as a theatre again.

Thank HackneyMum
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