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What’s new at Arcola Theatre New Home


From January 2011, Arcola Theatre transfers all activities from our home for the past 10 years on Arcola Street to the Colourworks building on Ashwin Street.

New ticket prices and more £10 tickets. TEN10: We’ve extended our £10 tickets offer from the preview period to the first ten performances for all Arcola productions (excluding press nights and Tuesdays).

New Start times Due to our new transport links we are starting productions in Studio 1 at 7.30pm (matinees at 2.30pm).

More performances

Transport Links The new location is in the centre of Dalston and has tremendous transport links, including two London Overground lines and bus routes direct to most areas of London.

We have added additional performances to our runs, giving you more opportunities to see our productions.

Booking Details

Discounts and Offers

Booking Details

Concession Tickets

The Ashwin Street Box office opens from 5 January 2011 but you can book 24 hours, 365 days a year online at

Available for any performance for Students, Equity, Under 16, Senior Citizens, recipients of disability and unemployment benefits. (Proof of eligibility required when collecting tickets)

Box Office (phone and in person): From 5 January 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Pay What You Can Tuesdays (Tickets are sold on the door from 6.30pm and subject to availability)

Free Tickets for Under 26s

Phone: 020 7503 1646 Online:

(with valid ID and subject to availability)

TEN10 tickets

London Overground: Dalston Junction Dalston Junction to West Croydon line (Approximately 100 metres to Arcola Theatre – Ashwin St) Dalston /Kingsland Richmond to Stratford Line (Approximately 100 metres to Arcola Theatre – Ashwin St) Stopping in Kingsland High Street: 149, 243, 67, 76 Stopping in Dalston Lane: 38, 56, 30, 277, 242

Dalston Kingsland to Richmond every 7 mins to Stratford every 7 mins

Balls Pond Rd Highbury & Islington 1.3 miles

Shoreditch 1.5 miles Liverpool St 2 miles

Abbot St

Ashwin St

Dalston Lane

Kingsland Road

from 5 January 2011 Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Kingsland High Str eet

How to get to the new Arcola

Stoke Newington

(this offer excludes Tuesdays and press nights. May not be available for all productions – only bookable by phone)


Premiere Production

Hackney Central 1 mile

Dalston Junction

New Venue

12 January – 12 February 2011 7.30pm Arcola Theatre presents

The Painter By Rebecca Lenkiewicz Directed by Mehmet Ergen Set and Costumes Ben Stones Lighting Emma Chapman Sound Adrienne Quartly Cast Toby Jones as Turner and Amanda Boxer Jim Bywater Niamh Cusack Denise Gough Ian Midlane

The fashionables… They just want to know if a painting’s hot. Whether it will gain. They’ve got one or two facts. And they string them out like they were classicists... Fuck ’em.

Turner, the English romantic landscape artist and ‘painter of light’, was a man obsessed. Intensely prolific, he was heavily reliant on his father, deeply affected by his mother’s rejections and isolated from the usual breed of artists.

English painting is dead. Dealers making fortunes out of sentimental dross. Dogs. Cherubs.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Her Naked Skin was at the National Theatre in 2008. Her first play, Soho – a Tale of Table Dancers opened Arcola Theatre in 2001. Other Arcola productions include adaptations of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and Ghosts. The Night Season, which opened at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe in 2004, received the Critics’ Circle’s Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated for the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Other plays include Shoreditch Madonna (Soho Theatre), Faeries (ROH Linbury Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath) and The Soldier’s Tale (Old Vic).

Tickets £17 (£11 concessions) 2.30pm matinees 22, 29 January and 5, 12 February TEN10 – first 10 performances £10 (January 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 (mat), 22 (eve), 24) Pay What You Can Tuesdays Free Tickets for Under 26 Toby Jones as Turner (after Turner Self-portrait) by Simon Annand

The Painter  

Arcola Theatre The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz 12 January - 12 February 2011

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