Moving to the Colourworks building on Ashwin Street is the next step in the evolution of Arcola Theatre. It will help us to build upon 10 years of acclaimed operations at our original Dalston home, which is to be converted to luxury flats.
On Ashwin Street we will recreate all of the spaces in our original home – two professional studio theatres, workshop/ rehearsal space, café/bar and green technology incubator. We will also add a second workshop/rehearsal space to accommodate our burgeoning youth & community programme and expand the technology incubator.
At the centre of Dalston, Ashwin Street has tremendous transport links, including two London Overground lines and bus routes direct to most areas of London. There will be trains to Dalston from Highbury & Islington every five minutes and trains fromWhitechapel every ten minutes – it will be like we are on the tube.
In keeping with our commitment to environmental sustainability and access for all, we will be re-fitting the building in a radical, DIY and sustainable way.