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What's on: Canada Water

The Albany, working in partnership with Southwark Council, is delighted to be managing the Canada Water Culture Space at Canada Water Library where we'll be presenting a programme of theatre, music, dance, comedy, live literature and community events. Visit to see what's on or look below.

PLEASE NOTE: these events take place at the Canada Water Culture Space at Canada Water Library.

Image:The Tragedian
Thu 8 Oct

The Tragedian

This inventive new one man show brings to life a compelling portrait of a complex man, Ira Aldridge – the most celebrated actor of the 19th century – at a point when a turn of events forces him to evaluate his life’s journey. The warmth and intimacy of this powerful portrayal brings the audience into the world of a man ahead of his time, determined to be relevant and to transform society.

Image:Projections of: Miles
Fri 9 Oct
Jay Phelps presents

Projections of: Miles

Jay Phelps has put together an international all-star line up to re-arrange and perform over four-decade’s worth of the wonderful music of jazz legend, Miles Davis. Jay (on trumpet) is joined by Jean Toussaint (Tenor saxophone), Nathaniel Facey (Alto saxophone), Tim Thornton (bass), Shane Forbes (drums) and Ashley Henry (piano). 

Image:JoJo and Billie's Tour de France
Sat 10 Oct
Compagnie Animotion presents

JoJo and Billie's Tour de France

What happens when JoJo and Billie’s bicycles crash with a bang, and Billie can no longer explore France? With live bicycle percussion, live music, bicycle choreography and video work, the developing friendship of JoJo and Billie teaches us that by overcoming our differences and sharing our cultures, we can have a wonderful journey together.

Image:Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Sat 17 Oct
Goblin Theatre presents

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Mr Tiger lived a perfectly proper life in a perfectly proper city and everything was perfectly fine... until the day he had a wonderfully WILD idea! Join Mr Tiger on a musical adventure full of fun and laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle that will have you roaring with laughter. Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Peter Brown.

Image:Comedy Club 4 Kids
Sat 31 Oct
Halloween Special

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (friendly vampires only). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

Image:The Edge
Wed 4 Nov
Transport presents a New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Co-Production

The Edge

A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a storm surge. Two decades later their children meet. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee. A touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship, posing vital questions about our future.

Image:The Snow Dragon
Sat 7 Nov
Tall Stories presents

The Snow Dragon

Billy is a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants. On New Year’s Eve, Billy’s parents tell him about the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night. But when Billy bumps into some wolves in the woods, New Year’s Day seems a long way off.

Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Pilot Theatre presents


The sun was beating down on the beach. Five shots rang out and a man fell to the ground. A nameless Arab, dead. Many years later two women, one French, one Algerian, look up at the blue sky and wonder what really happened to their lives that day and who they, and each other, are now.

Image:Under the Bed
Thu 12 Nov
154 Collective presents

Under the Bed

When Alice is stolen away in the middle of the night by her mum she has no idea what is happening. Scared, confused and angry, Alice finds herself in a strange house, forbidden to leave, arguing with her mum during the day and hiding under the covers from the strange noises at night.

Image:The History of a Staircase
Fri 13 Nov
Spanish Theatre Company presents

The History of a Staircase

Two generations of neighbours see how their lives pass by without anything around them changing. All their dreams and aspirations vanish during an unsatisfactory life in which they go up and down the same staircase.

Image:Me and My Cat?
Sat 21 Nov
A Thousand Cranes in association with artsdepot present

Me and My Cat?

Come join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of mysterious clues, golden rules and strange events. Will she solve the mystery and return the young boy Nicholas from a cat’s body to his own? Using projection, bags of ingenuity and a hefty dollop of fun, this is a fastpaced, action-packed story for all the family.

Fri 4 Dec - Sat 19 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space presents


An original musical theatre production based on Quentin Blake’s classic picture book, the children’s cast from Theatre Peckham bring the magical world of the CLOWN to life.