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Image:Disco Kids: Jungle Boogie
Sun 21 Sep
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Jungle Boogie

Welcome to the jungle! Get ready to go wild for DJ Jean Genie and C12 Dance’s return to Disco Kids.


Swing down from the tree tops for a jungle boogie with your little monkeys, explore the Albany’s deep, dark forest, and get creative in the colouring canopy. Toucan never have too much fun – hakuna matata!

Image:The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Sat 27 Sep
Professor Pop Up presents

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

When the Pied Piper plays his tune the rats run, the greedy Mayor rubs his hands, the children dance and the magic begins!

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 28 Sep
The Albany and Upswing present

Circus Family Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children. 

Sun 5 Oct
Cirque Bijou & Circulate present


When London’s sewers and underground system were first created, six tunnellers were sent underground in a secret mission to find and save the sources of London’s rivers before they became buried forever.

Image:The Pillow Maker
Sat 11 Oct
The Bright Shadow presents

The Pillow Maker

Mr Pillowmaker comes from a long line of Pillow Makers. Throughout time they have used magical Stuff to fill their super soft, super plumpy pillows for beds and heads across the land.

Image:Pirate and Parrot
Sun 12 Oct
A Little Commitment presents

Pirate and Parrot

The world’s smallest pirate meets the world’s largest parrot.


A rip-roaring adventure that brings the family together through laughter! A perfectly capable, yet diminutive pirate (the world’s smallest) and a dowdy parrot of gigantic proportions (the world’s largest) meet in a strange twist of fate. Join this hilarious odd couple as they sail the high seas to discover bountiful hidden treasures. Help them weather giant storms, combat rough seas and fight untold scary things on their journey of discovery, and friendship to find somewhere safe they can call Home. So funny you’ll split yer britches!

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 12 Oct - Sun 23 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2-7. 

Image:Afrovibes - Township Café
Mon 13 Oct - Sat 18 Oct
The Albany presents

Afrovibes - Township Café

Inspired by the tastes, sounds, colours and creativity of South Africa's Township culture, the Albany Café will once again be transformed into the hub of the Afrovibes festival.

Image:Afrovibes - Khumba
Sat 18 Oct
Triggerfish Animation Studios presents

Afrovibes - Khumba

Khumba, a half-striped zebra is born into an insular, superstitious herd, but it’s not all black and white in this colourful animation for the whole family!

Image:Afrovibes - African Folktales
Sat 18 Oct
Afrovibes by arrangement with Lentswe Arts Projects presents

Afrovibes - African Folktales

Told with the background sounds and music of Botswana’s folklore music genius, Ntirelang Berman, African Folktales sessions will be enjoyed by both the young and old. Stories of Lion and Jackal, Ant and Elephant are interpreted and fitted with the current state that Africa finds herself in.

Image:Afrovibes - Instant Rap Workshop
Sat 18 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Afrovibes - Instant Rap Workshop

Poetry slam champion, celebrated battle rapper, and critically acclaimed MC Adam Kammerling shows you how to whip up raps/bars/verses in minutes using some super simple and fun techniques. Adam will take the whole family from notes on a page to performing verses in a crew. You’ll be amazed at the speed you can make it happen.

Image:Afrovibes Growing Up Club
Sat 18 Oct
The Albany presents

Afrovibes Growing Up Club

Drop into our café as our family favourite is given an Afrovibes twist with crafts and activities that will transport the kids to South Africa.

Tue 21 Oct - Wed 22 Oct
Dance Umbrella presents


Join dancers from Turned On Its Head for their dazzling new show Shiny as Dance Umbrella presents a show for the very young. 


In a long forgotten room, two people find friendship, joy and treasures that turn from ordinary to extraordinary. Watch and play as all that glitters unfolds before your very eyes. 

Sat 25 Oct
Christian Lee presents


Follow the magical journey of Christian Lee, who with his faithful teddy bear, deckchair and fantastic basket of tricks is set for a lovely day at the seaside, when the day takes a turn and things don’t quite work out as planned…

Image:Disco Kids: Spooky Science
Sun 26 Oct
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Spooky Science

Dust the cobwebs off your costumes and join us for this spook-tacular Halloween celebration. DJ Jean Genie and C12 Dance fly back in for a massive monster mash-up. 

Image:Hansel & Gretel
Tue 28 Oct - Wed 29 Oct
Red Earth presents

Hansel & Gretel

A classic tale, wise and clever, Hansel and Gretel is the perfect theatre treat for everyone.

Image:The Princess and the Pea
Thu 30 Oct - Fri 31 Oct
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present

The Princess and the Pea

In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale. Not for the faint hearted, fake Princesses or for those who have trouble sleeping at night!

Sat 1 Nov
Dot & Ethel presents


Step into a world of forgotten treasures brought to life through puppetry and evocative music.

Sun 9 Nov
Dot & Ethel presents


Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s much loved Christmas classic, The Little Match Girl, Match is the enchanting story of a young child’s hopes and dreams; simple pleasures and losses. 

Image:Hugless Douglas
Sat 15 Nov
Blunderbus presents

Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug...

Image:Hugless Douglas
Sun 16 Nov
Blunderbus presents

Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.


He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many different hugs to choose from.


But Douglas soon discovers that there’s only one hug that will do - a big bear hug from his mum!

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival
Mon 17 Nov - Wed 19 Nov
Shakespeare Schools Festival presents

Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Albany is delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 

Image:The Tap Dancing Mermaid
Sun 23 Nov
Tessa Bide presents

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

It's time to hear the Moon's story, one you will NEVER forget...

Image:Disco Kids: Winter Wonderland
Sun 30 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Winter Wonderland

Let your countdown to Christmas kick off with Disco Kids Winter Wonderland.

Image:The Magic Paintbrush
Tue 2 Dec - Sat 20 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space present

The Magic Paintbrush

Long ago in ancient China a young girl called Ling loved to draw more than anything else. One day she was given a Magic Paintbrush...

Image:We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Wed 10 Dec - Sun 4 Jan
Little Angel Theatre presents

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find?