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What's on: Events

You'll find details here of our regular free exhibitions in the cafe as well as other happenings which don't quite fit into any other category.

Image:Meet Me at the Albany
Tue 6 Jan - Tue 22 Dec
The Albany in partnership with Entelechy Arts and Lewisham Council presents

Meet Me at the Albany

Arts activities, lunch and much, much more for the over 60s at the Albany. Pop in for some lunch and try your hand at a range of creative activities from singing to sewing, from circus to photography. Join in, sit back and watch or put your feet up and enjoy the company. Everything is possible.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 13 Sep - Sun 22 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play and discover before or after watching a show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:Deptford X Festival - Guide
Fri 25 Sep - Sun 4 Oct
Jack Brown and Tidemill Academy present

Deptford X Festival - Guide

Pupils from Tidemill Academy will work with artist Jack Brown to create their own guide personas. Looking at a range of influences from Joseph Beuys to Sherpa guides they will invent a guide persona and make costumes and props to help them in their work. They might become dream guides, gallery guides, they might transform into happiness guide, lead tours of the best hiding places or set up a group meeting about slugs. Each pupil will plan a tour, event or journey during the project.

Image:Meet Me at the Fun Palace: Unruliversity
Sun 4 Oct
The Albany and Entelechy Arts present

Meet Me at the Fun Palace: Unruliversity

Meet Me At The Fun Palace: The Unruliversity is a University with a difference, where everyone is invited to become a professor by sharing the things they are best at and know most about, and a student by coming along and learning or trying something new.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 5 Oct
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:Future Day
Wed 21 Oct

Future Day

'Roads? Where we're going we don't need... roads'.

1985 was a simpler time, it was a time when you could call a sequel to a film “II” and that was good enough. Superfan (the company that created Who Ya Gonna Call?. the hugely successful musical tribute to Ghostbusters) bring you Future Day - a celebration of the best movie trilogy of all time on the EXACT DATE that Marty McFly went Back to the Future.


Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 23 Oct
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.

Image:sound is sound is sound Workshop - The Bell Agency
Sat 24 Oct
Lewisham Arthouse presents

sound is sound is sound Workshop - The Bell Agency

A simple and focussed game structure that explores the possibilities of improvisation outside of genre and technique. This workshop precedes sound is sound is sound later on in the evening, which showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the south east postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians.

Image:Autumn Arts: Song Writing and Live Performance Course
Mon 26 Oct - Thu 29 Oct

Autumn Arts: Song Writing and Live Performance Course

13 to 19? Want to make music?


If you’re interested in song writing and live performance then this course is for you. Learn new techniques in lyric writing and watch your words and music come to life.



Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 27 Oct
Entelechy Arts and the Albany present

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Dress yourself up and swagger into autumn with the Meet Me style team, co-hosts of our next 21st Century Tea Dance. Take out the frock, dust down the jacket, buff up the dancing shoes and take to the floor for another wild afternoon of music, dance, comedy, song and poetry.

Image:Bedtime Stories Family Circus Workshop
Thu 29 Oct - Fri 30 Oct
Upswing in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre presents

Bedtime Stories Family Circus Workshop

Spin, jump and tumble on set with the cast of Bedtime Stories to explore the themes of the show. Join us for everyone’s favourite circus workshop experience but with more movement magic. 

Image:Disco Kids: Monster Mash
Sun 1 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Monster Mash

A Disco Kids Halloween special: unleash your most terrifying dance moves at Castle Albany in a scary boogie spectacular, featuring DJ Jean Genie spinning some spooky tunes to get you shaking in your boots.

Image:Al Cubo
Sat 7 Nov - Sun 8 Nov
Crying Out Loud presents Company BettiCombo's

Al Cubo

With special performances by Jon Hicks and Rimski. Award-winning French-Italian trio BettiCombo use slapstick, charm and bags of skill to fashion a playground from countless white buckets and a towering Chinese pole. With these simple props, and with wit and endless enthusiasm, this internationally acclaimed company play an endless and highly entertaining game of nothingness.

Image:Smitty's Big Four
Sat 14 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents

Smitty's Big Four

Hang out in the Albany Café for an afternoon of upbeat swing with the ‘feisty little brother’ of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band.

Image:Love2Dance Showcase
Tue 24 Nov
The Albany and Lewisham Homes present

Love2Dance Showcase

Join Love2Dance (a streetdance programme for 8-18 year olds) for a showcase featuring dancers from Deptford and Sydenham. 

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 27 Nov
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

Heart n Soul’s The Squidz Club is for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25), their friends and families.

Image:Disco Kids: Polar Party
Sun 29 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Polar Party

Hop aboard a passing iceberg and float up to our winter wonderland. In preparation for The Bear arriving at the Albany we’re having a polar party like no other, and you’re invited. Wrap up warm because there’ll be some brrrr-illiant artists including VJ Gemma Riggs. Fancy dress is encouraged, as the penguins are suiting up!

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 7 Dec
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 12 Dec
Kimberley Walker and the Albany present

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for Autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret arts and body art. Anything can happen.