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Albany Playlist



Scroll down to see the full list of programmed events here at the Albany and our two sister venues, Canada Water Culture Space and Deptford Lounge, as well as hired events taking place in our spaces.


Image:Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre
Mon 19 Dec - Mon 18 Dec

Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre

New Monthly sessions for adults (18+) to try out a range of creative and arts activities and develop new skills. 

Image:7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class
Wed 8 Feb - Wed 11 Apr

7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class

A weekly punching, kicking and footwork class, learn basic movement and striking patterns along with a healthy dose of mobility and Qi Gong.

Image:Albany Gardening Club
Thu 23 Mar - Thu 29 Mar
The Albany

Albany Gardening Club

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday for our gardening club.

Image:Uncover Theatre
Thu 2 Nov - Mon 16 Jul
The Albany

Uncover Theatre

Drama and performance workshops including dance, music, costume and set design for 8 – 18 year olds.

Image:Ugly Duckling
Mon 4 Dec - Sun 31 Dec
tutti frutti productions, the Albany and ARC Stockton present

Ugly Duckling

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 14 Dec
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word with all the trimmings and dancing ‘til late.

Image:DAS Homoerotic Video Art
Fri 15 Dec
Dave Andrew Skinner presents

DAS Homoerotic Video Art

Short films and photography by Multimedia Artist Dave Andrew Skinner.

Image:BMT & Friends
Fri 15 Dec - Fri 22 Dec
Barely Methodical Troupe presents

BMT & Friends

Join the UK’s hottest circus ensemble for a show that’s for Christmas not for life but life enhancing nevertheless.

Image:Disco Kids: Old Skool Disco
Sun 28 Jan
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Old Skool Disco

Our fab disco for Under 7s returns!

Image:Albany AGM 2018
Tue 30 Jan
The Albany

Albany AGM 2018

Join us to celebrate the Albany's achievements over the last year at our Annual General Meeting. 

Image:Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
Sun 4 Feb
JAY FORMAN PRESENTS

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy from award-winning musical comedian, Jay Foreman.

Image:So Many Reasons
Wed 7 Feb
FUEL PRESENTS

So Many Reasons

A story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 8 Feb
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

Mixed bill nights of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives.

Image:Bright Sparks
Sun 11 Feb
FILSKIT THEATRE PRESENTS

Bright Sparks

A humorous, playful and visually exciting original play for children.

Image:May Contain Food, May Contain You
Tue 13 Feb
LUCA SILVESTRINI’S PROTEIN PRESENTS

May Contain Food, May Contain You

Join award winning Protein for a highly entertaining meal with friends and family.

Image:John Godber’s Up ’n’ Under
Thu 15 Feb - Sat 17 Feb
FINGERSMITHS IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NEW WOLSEY THEATRE PRESENT

John Godber’s Up ’n’ Under

John Godber’s award winning comedy, Up ’n’ Under, is given fingersmiths’ spin.

Image:Freelancers Breakfast Club
Tue 20 Feb
LEWISHAM EDUCATION ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS

Freelancers Breakfast Club

Do you work in participatory arts as a freelancer? Come and have breakfast with us!

Image:Dead and Breathing
Tue 20 Feb - Sat 3 Mar
ARCH 468, UNITY THEATRE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Dead and Breathing

European Premiere. Dead and Breathing is an unexpectedly funny tale of morality and mortality that pits the right to die against the right to live on your own terms.

Image:Luca Rutherford’s Political Party
Thu 22 Feb
ARC STOCKTON PRESENTS

Luca Rutherford’s Political Party

Luca’s confused, overwhelmed and feels stupid about politics. So she’s throwing a party. A political party.

Image:Noisy Holiday
Sun 4 Mar
KID CARPET AND THE NOISY ANIMALS PRESENT

Noisy Holiday

A lively show containing a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 6 Mar - Tue 15 May
TRICITY VOGUE AND LISA LEE PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Hatched: Sounds Like Chaos
Fri 9 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Sounds Like Chaos

Works and Ideas in progress ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Hatched: Jan Blake
Fri 9 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Jan Blake

Works and Ideas in progress ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Tidy Up
Sun 11 Mar
PEUT-ÊTRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go.

Image:Mia: Daughters of Fortune
Wed 14 Mar
MIND THE GAP PRESENTS

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society.

Image:The Cloud
Sun 18 Mar
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

The Cloud

A brand new dance theatre production by young people age 11 to 16 from Love2Dance.

Image:The Head Wrap Diaries
Tue 20 Mar - Fri 23 Mar
UCHENNA DANCE PRESENTS

The Head Wrap Diaries

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair.

Image:Lewisham Live!
Sat 24 Mar
ALBANY YOUNG CREATIVES PRESENTS

Lewisham Live!

Young artists and producers from the Albany present an astonishing night of music and dance as part of Lewisham Live!

Image:Library Lion
Sun 25 Mar
UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENTS

Library Lion

Adapted by Untied Artists from the award winning book by Michelle Knudsen.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 29 Mar
STORY JAM PRESENTS

Story Jam

Stand-up storytelling and music, with a different line-up each time.

Image:Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony
Tue 3 Apr - Wed 4 Apr
MAKIN PROJECTS PRESENTS

Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony

Join Tweedy the clown and Ludvink Loyal for a musical afternoon of fun!

Image:Morgan & West: More Magic for Kidz
Sat 7 Apr
MORGAN & WEST PRESENT

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kidz

Do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Image:Slap and Tickle
Tue 10 Apr
LIZ AGGISS PRESENTS

Slap and Tickle

An award winning, dark and ribald physical commentary on social mores and sexual taboos.

Image:HYENA
Thu 12 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
ALULA CYR PRESENTS

HYENA

HYENA explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics, dance and song.

Image:Hatched: Inky Cloak
Fri 13 Apr
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Inky Cloak

Works and Ideas in progress ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards
Sun 15 Apr
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards

Our fab disco for under 7s returns!

Image:Who Wants to Live Forever?
Wed 18 Apr - Thu 19 Apr
CHERYL MARTIN PRESENTS

Who Wants to Live Forever?

A show about one woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars, and for her lost baby brother.

Image:Border Tales
Thu 19 Apr
PROTEIN PRESENTS

Border Tales

Following a phenomenal run to sold-out audiences Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, award-winning company Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 19 Apr
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

Mixed bill nights of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 21 Apr
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

A genre busting night of experimental music featuring a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

Image:Grandad's Island
Sun 22 Apr
ENGINE HOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT

Grandad's Island

A heart-warming adventure filled with songs and laughter.

Image:The Tale of the Cockatrice
Sun 29 Apr
MUMBLECRUST THEATRE PRESENTS

The Tale of the Cockatrice

A dark, winding fable for monster lovers young and old.

Image:Cathy
Tue 1 May - Sat 5 May
CARDBOARD CITIZENS PRESENTS

Cathy

Following it’s 5* hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Cathy returns to London.

Image:NT Connections at the Albany
Wed 9 May - Sat 12 May
NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL PRESENTS

NT Connections at the Albany

The 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Image:Talk in a Bit
Thu 10 May
HANNAH SILVA PRESENTS

Talk in a Bit

Talk in a Bit is the debut record by poet, writer and performer Hannah Silva.

Image:You've Got Dragons
Sun 13 May
TAKING FLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

You've Got Dragons

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons.

Image:Yvette
Thu 17 May - Sat 19 May
CHINA PLATE PRESENTS

Yvette

Based a true story, Yvette is a one woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

Image:Shakleton's Cat
Sun 20 May - Mon 21 May
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA PRESENTS

Shakleton's Cat

The latest in ETO’s award-winning strand of operas for young people.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: Time Travel
Tue 22 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: Time Travel

A tea dance with a difference.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 24 May
STORY JAM PRESENTS

Story Jam

Stand-up storytelling and music, with a different line-up each time.

Image:Your Best Guess
Fri 15 Jun - Sat 16 Jun
MALA VOADORA AND CHRIS THORPE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARC STOCKTON PRESENT

Your Best Guess

An investigation into the way we bet on the future from mala voadora and Chris Thorpe.

Image:Tell Yours
Tue 19 Jun
LIVIA FILOTICO PRESENTS

Tell Yours

Eight of the country’s most dynamic emerging voices in storytelling are ready to take you someplace else with their spellbinding tales.

Image:The Talk Show: A work in progress.
Tue 19 Jun - Thu 21 Jun
ROB AUTON PRESENTS

The Talk Show: A work in progress.

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. It is suitable for people who talk, have talked, it is also suitable for people who want to talk.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Fri 29 Jun
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

Mixed bill nights of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 6 Jul
HEART N SOUL PRESENTS

The Squidz Club

The club for young people with learning disabilities aged 10-25, their friends and families.