- Arcola Theatre
name = Arcola Theatre
caption = Fill image
address = 27 Arcola Street,
city = Hackney,
latitude = 51.551944
longitude = -0.073889
owner = Arcola Theatre Production Co
capacity = 360 (main) Additionally two smaller spaces
type = Studio theatre
opened = 2000
website = www.arcolatheatre.com
Arcola Theatre is a studio theatre in
Dalston, in the London Borough of Hackney. The theatre's ambition is to create and present high-quality theatre with a social and political relevance to its multicultural local community as well as a wider audience [http://www.arcolatheatre.com/?cmsId=11&page=About%20Arcola Arcola theatre history] accessed 18 Sep 2007] .
The theatre has a large black box space and two smaller studios below. There is a café and bar in the foyer. The theatre also runs a number of community arts activities including youth drama and a writers' programme.
Arcola Theatre was founded by artistic director Mehmet Ergen, in September 2000. The building was formerly a textile factory and celebrated this with its fifth anniversary production, "The Factory Girls" by Frank McGuiness.
Since its inception the theatre has won the "Peter Brook Empty Space Award" two years in succession and was awarded "
Time Out" Live Awards in 2003 and 2006. Many productions at the theatre have been selected as "Time Out" Critic’s Choice.
In 2007, an Arcola co-production of "Mojo Mickeybo" by
Owen McCaffertybecame its first West End transfer to the Trafalgar Studios[ [http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/news/mojoarcola.htm British Theatre Guide, 30 May 2007] accessed 18 Sep 2007] .
* [http://www.arcolatheatre.com Arcola Theatre official website]
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