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Young People

Ed Renshaw Music Award 2016

In partnership with the Albany and Peter Conway Management


Aged 16 – 25 and a resident of South East London? Here’s your chance to win up to £1500 and professional industry support from Peter Conway Management.


The Ed Renshaw Music Award was set up in memory of guitarist Edward Renshaw. Offered for the second time this year, it is intended to help young musicians in South East London to achieve their potential.


There will be two cash awards of between £1,000 and £1,500 each for a single musician or collective of musicians to help further their career in music. The panel will be looking for originality, commitment and talent regardless of genre.


In addition, mentoring and industry support will be available from Peter Conway Management. Advice, space and artist development support is available from the Albany, and the winners will also have a slot at the next Award gig at the Albany on Saturday 29 October 2016, where the presentation will be made.


Applicants must be aged 16-25 and be resident in South East London.


Email creative@thealbany.org.uk  to log your interest or if you have any questions.


Applications open Monday 2 May and close Thursday 30 June.




The Albany and Lewisham Homes present Love2Dance, street dance lessons for ages 8 - 18 year olds.

Love2Dance gives you the opportunity to not only learn street dance but to attend shows and events to get you inspired as well as taking part in live performances.


Full dance programmes begin September 2016: 

Sydenham: The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre, 111 Wells Park Road, SE26 6AD


1pm - 3pm: ages 8-12 

3pm - 5pm: ages 12-18 

Deptford: Riverside Youth Centre, Grove Street, SE8 3QQ


4.15pm - 6.15pm: ages 8-12


Honor Oak: Honor Oak Community Centre, 50 Turnham Road, SE4 2JD 


4pm - 6pm: ages 8-12

6pm-8pm: ages 12-18 

For more information or to register:


Email love2dance@thealbany.org.uk

Tel 07984355826


Registration form is here.



Summer Arts 2016

If you’re aged 8 to 25, interested in theatre, music, dance, spoken word, youth leadership or making events happen, there are lots of opportunities to get involved at the Albany.

Join us for 3 weeks his Summer for courses in theatre, graffiti, street art, circus, street dance and digital arts.

Monday 1 - Friday 19 August

Ages 8 - 19

Email: summerarts@thealbany.org.uk




SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS is a theatre company for teenagers who want to perform and increase their drama skills. We create original, exciting shows for a range of festivals and venues. We meet at the Albany every Tuesday 5.30pm - 8pm.


We are looking for young people aged 13 to 19 who want to share ideas and perform. 

It’s free to take part.


We run open auditions throughout the year. To get involved contact gemma@soundslikechaos.com or call/text 07791303931


SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS are supported by the Albany where we are Associate Artists. 



The Albany Young Creatives 

Are you aged 16-25?

Interested in producing, performing, technical theatre or international exchange?

Join the Albany Young Creatives to work with some of the best professionals in the industry and have the opportunity to see your ideas come to life!

Find out more:


creative@thealbany.org.uk / 07984 355 826

Albany Young Creatives Spring 2016: 




Work Experience 

Unfortunately we are not able to offer work experience opportunities at this time, however if you are aged 16 to 25 and interested in learning new skills and exploring the areas of theatre, music, spoken word then we recommend you join Albany Young Creatives (see above).

We also regularly offer volunteer and job opportunities which are advertised online. Please keep checking our News and Jobs page for more information.



Call to Create

We're proud to be part of Call to Create, a global collective of over 80 cultural organisations that believe it's time to shout louder about the great art young people make.

For more information about this initiative, please visit the website here: www.roundhouse.org.uk/about-us/call-to-create

You can also keep up to date with all the latest developments with the Call to Create blog and on Twitter #CalltoCreate.