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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: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:Snow Child
Sun 11 Oct
Tutti Frutti Productions and York Theatre Royal present

Snow Child

By Emma Reeve. Inspired by Arthur Ransome’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow. A magical story about family, love and the power of dreams. The Snow Child is a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to a frost-filled landscape.

Image:16 Singers
Thu 15 Oct - Fri 16 Oct
Egg Productions in association with Dance Umbrella present the world premiere of

16 Singers

16 Singers is a special experience. Created by Katherine Morley for babies aged 0 – 18 months and their grownups, it cleverly captures the attention of tiny spectators using breath, rhythms and song, and by blending movement with an intricate, moving set.

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:The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables
Sun 18 Oct
Open Sky Productions presents

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables

Five stories featuring a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures plus rhyme, movement, live music, song and puppetry. An enchanting family show based
on stories told by the Buddha with simple morals for young hearts and minds.

Image:When King Gogo Met the Chameleon
Tue 27 Oct - Wed 28 Oct
Tavaziva presents

When King Gogo Met the Chameleon

A magical dance-theatre production rooted in African tales for 4-7 year olds and their families.

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

Bedtime Stories

Celebrate the magical time of the day when the stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories. Tucked up with your family and friends in a bedroom installation, unwind and be dazzled with circus, theatre, dance and projections. 

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: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: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: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.

Image:Catapluf's Musical Journey
Sun 15 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents Adriano Adewale's

Catapluf's Musical Journey

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water and even the body. 

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015
Mon 16 Nov - Fri 20 Nov

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in professional theatres across the UK.

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.

Image:Flyaway Katie
Sun 22 Nov
Long Nose Puppets present

Flyaway Katie

Flyaway Katie is an inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar. The show is bursting with colour, movement, puppets and surprises.

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: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!

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.

Image:The Bear
Mon 7 Dec - Sun 3 Jan
Pins and Needles in association with the Albany presents

The Bear

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap, ride on its back or give it a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff as Tilly finds out when one night an enormous snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.