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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:LEAN Freelancers Breakfast Club
Fri 14 Oct - Tue 21 Feb
LEWISHAM EDUCATION ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS

LEAN Freelancers Breakfast Club

Join other Lewisham arts freelancers working in participatory arts, arts learning or education for breakfast.

Image:Albany Gardening Club
Fri 11 Nov - Fri 31 Mar
The Albany

Albany Gardening Club

Come and join us every Wednesday and the last Saturday of every monthy for our gardening club. 

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:Love2Dance
Sat 7 Jan - Sat 25 Mar
The Albany

Love2Dance

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

Image:Albany Young Creatives
Wed 18 Jan - Sat 1 Apr
The Albany

Albany Young Creatives

Albany Young Creatives are a collective of interdisciplinary artists and producers aged 16-25 who create original work and platforms to showcase young artists.

Image:Albany AGM
Wed 25 Jan

Albany AGM

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

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 26 Jan
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

One of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill nights have become a regular fixture at the Albany and now we’re expanding the event to Canada Water Culture Space.

Image:Pinocchio
Sat 28 Jan
INDEFINITE ARTICLES PRESENTS

Pinocchio

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and music combine to create a show with something for all ages. The classic tale of a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father is brought lovingly to real life!

Image:Disco Kids: Fairy Tale Frenzy
Sun 29 Jan
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Fairy Tale Frenzy

Calling all princesses, princes, knights in shining armour and little jesters!

Image:We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary
Tue 31 Jan - Sat 11 Feb
Inky Cloak and the Albany present

We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary

Combining dance, drama and the club sounds of the 1980s, We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary tells an uplifting story of the power of gay friendship and the enduring importance of queer spaces.

Image:Hothouse Storytelling Evening
Fri 3 Feb

Hothouse Storytelling Evening

Hothouse Lounge Lovers present an evening of tall tales, local legends and murky myths to celebrate National Storytelling Week.

Image:SKINT: HIP
Wed 8 Feb
JOLIE C BOOTH PRESENTS

SKINT: HIP

An interactive theatre show by Jolie Booth, producer of the award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Land... A squatter makes her way up to a long-forgotten flat above a shop in the centre of Brighton. A flat full of someone else’s past. A women’s hip bone lies on the side, amongst diaries, letters and clutter. In a tale of addiction, sexuality, mortality, choices and enlightenment, she embarks on a journey to discover how one might avoid dying alone, and losing one’s hip bone in the process.

Image:SKINT
Wed 8 Feb - Sat 18 Feb

SKINT

Are you skint this February? Don’t miss our SKINT events at Canada Water Culture Space for your film & theatre fix. All events Pay-What-You-Decide or £5. 

Image:SKINT: The Very Important Child
Fri 10 Feb
THE MOSTLY EVERYTHING PEOPLE PRESENTS

SKINT: The Very Important Child

You are a child. Trapped inside an adult’s body. You learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.

Image:The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories
Sat 11 Feb
RED TABLE THEATRE PRESENTS

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

Explore four of Mr. Andersen's famous fables with our skilled troupe of storytellers. A humorous, heart-filled and musical journey.

Image:Love2Dance Street Arts: Street Dance and Circus Course with Upswing
Mon 13 Feb - Wed 15 Feb
The Albany and Lewisham Homes presents

Love2Dance Street Arts: Street Dance and Circus Course with Upswing

Are you aged 8 - 12 and enjoy street dance and circus?

Image:SMASHfestUK
Mon 13 Feb - Fri 17 Feb
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

SMASHfestUK

SMASHfest is back! For its most SMASHiest, scariest and most spectacular fest yet! Erupting February half term.

Image:Wow Hoop
Tue 14 Feb
VAU VANNE BABY CIRCUS PRESENTS

Wow Hoop

Baby Circus gradually and softly introduces little ones to performance.

Image:SKINT: I Need a Dollar!
Fri 17 Feb
INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

SKINT: I Need a Dollar!

A bold selection of internationally awarded short films portraying the relationship between life satisfaction and wealth.

Image:SKINT: Mixed Up Me
Sat 18 Feb
BEYOND FACE PRESENTS

SKINT: Mixed Up Me

“Where are you from? Yeah but where are you really from? Are you related to Bob Marley? You’re not black enough to be black, you’re not white enough to be white.”

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 19 Feb - Sun 23 Apr
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Circus Family Workshop

Tumble, balance and spin on a hairpin.

Image:Soundhoppers
Sat 25 Feb

Soundhoppers

Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen and Helen Frosi, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening. 

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 25 Feb
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound returns to the Albany with a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

Image:Big Howard’s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids and Well-Trained Adults.
Sat 25 Feb
MAKIN PROJECTS PRESENTS

Big Howard’s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids and Well-Trained Adults.

Howard is a massive kid. A massive kid with a moustache. He makes words, pictures, animation and noises, nearly all of which will make you laugh.

Image:The Colour of Me
Sun 26 Feb
WRIGGLE DANCE

The Colour of Me

Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 26 Feb - Sun 14 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities.

Image:Cancelled: The Truth to Power Cafe 2017
Tue 28 Feb - Thu 2 Mar
LONDON ARTISTS PROJECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH INDEX ON CENSORSHIP AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cancelled: The Truth to Power Cafe 2017

Due to unforseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Image:A Place Called Happiness
Tue 28 Feb
DEBS GATENBY PRESENTS

A Place Called Happiness

Debs spent a year thinking about happiness. It brought her down.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 28 Feb - Tue 18 Apr
TRICITY VOGUE AND LISA LEE PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

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

Image:Concoct-a-Tale
Wed 1 Mar - Wed 14 Jun
SHANTI-CHI PRESENTS

Concoct-a-Tale

Join Shanti-Chi for their brand new storytelling adventure. 

Image:Celebration, Florida
Wed 1 Mar - Fri 3 Mar
GREG WOHEAD PRESENTS

Celebration, Florida

Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that never existed.

Image:Jazz Jamaica
Sat 4 Mar

Jazz Jamaica

The mighty Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their place as ‘one of the UK’s leading good-time bands’ (The Independent) though live performances and dynamic album releases spanning two decades. 

Image:Tom Thumb
Sun 5 Mar
DNA PUPPERTY AND VISUAL THEATRE PRESENTS

Tom Thumb

Join us for a reimagining of England’s oldest tale of a tiny hero.

Image:good dog
Mon 6 Mar - Sat 11 Mar
TIATA FAHODZI PRESENTS

good dog

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or home-life bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean.

Image:Chester Tuffnut
Sat 11 Mar
GOMITO THEATRE AND POLKA THEATRE PRESENT

Chester Tuffnut

Chester Tuffnut isn’t an ordinary treemole, Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure!

Image:Sky in the Pie
Sun 12 Mar
HINGED THEATRE PRESENTS

Sky in the Pie

Weaving audience participation with exciting storytelling and adventure, this fantastic new show keeps a young audience spellbound.

Image:Stomping Ground: Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival
Wed 15 Mar - Fri 17 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Stomping Ground: Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

StoneCrabs Young Directors proudly present Stomping Ground, a diverse and dynamic three-night festival featuring nine short plays. 

Image:Love2Dance Showcase
Sun 19 Mar
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Love2Dance Showcase

Join Love2Dance for two street dance showcases featuring talented young people from Lewisham, alongside special guest artists and acts.

Image:I'm Doing This For You
Wed 22 Mar
HALEY MCCGEE PRESENTS

I'm Doing This For You

‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 23 Mar
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Chill Pill

A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word.

Image:Hatched: Videofeet: The Thadows Loom and the Sun is Black
Fri 24 Mar
VIDEOFEET PRESENTS

Hatched: Videofeet: The Thadows Loom and the Sun is Black

A compelling meditation on our place in the universe.

Image:Friends For All
Fri 24 Mar
SIMON MOLE PRESENTS

Friends For All

8 year old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories from the swinging 60s, she decides to fight the powers that be, namely her class teacher Mr Marsh and the class bully, Suzy.

Image:Disco Kids: Jurassic Jive
Sun 26 Mar
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Jurassic Jive

Step back in time for this pre-historic jive! Gather your tiny tyrannosaurs and diddy diplodocus for a dino themed disco party with live dancers, video art and much more.

Image:Our Carnal Hearts
Wed 29 Mar - Thu 30 Mar
RACHEL MARS PRESENTS

Our Carnal Hearts

Welcome! To you and to me and our sticky, spikey, shameful bits!

Image:Hatched: Not Bound Within
Fri 31 Mar
NAOMI CORTES PRESENTS

Hatched: Not Bound Within

Venus feels that she doesn’t fit in with the ‘notice me’ world around her. 

Image:Move, Shake, Mango
Sat 1 Apr
ALBANY YOUNG CREATIVES AND YOUNG PRODUCERS FROM GLYPT PRESENT

Move, Shake, Mango

For the first time ever young producers from the Albany and Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) come together to present an astonishing night of music and dance as part of Lewisham Live - an annual festival of music and dance in Lewisham. 

Image:The Elves and the Shoemaker
Sun 2 Apr
FULL HOUSE PRESENTS

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The classic tale of the poor shoemaker visited and helped by elves comes to vivid life with toe-tapping music, comedy, puppetry and real magic! 

Image:The Insect Circus
Tue 4 Apr - Sat 8 Apr
THE INSECT CIRCUS PRESENTS

The Insect Circus

The Insect Circus returns to the Albany!

Image:Meet Fred
Wed 5 Apr - Fri 7 Apr
HIJINX THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH BLIND SUMMIT PRESENT

Meet Fred

Life is never simple for the puppets among us…

Image:Meet Fred: Puppetry Workshop
Fri 7 Apr
HIJINX THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH BLIND SUMMIT PRESENT

Meet Fred: Puppetry Workshop

Fred is a two foot tall cloth puppet with a life of his own...

Image:Ben Glover
Sat 8 Apr

Ben Glover

When an ocean separates the two halves of your whole, it's worthy of contemplation. For Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover, that consideration comes in the form of his new album, The Emigrant, which folds his two worlds into one.

Image:Fire in the Machine
Tue 11 Apr - Thu 13 Apr
SOUNDS LIKE CHAOS PRESENTS

Fire in the Machine

Commissioned by the Albany.

 

Image:Dough!
Sat 15 Apr
CREATIVE SCENE PRESENTS

Dough!

All the best recipes have a story behind them, whether it’s Granny’s heavenly Yorkshire puddings, the secret ingredient that makes sure the sponge always rises or that extra pinch of something that makes your Naan bread perfection! A new show all about food – the fun of making it and, of course, the joy of eating it.

Image:Kathryn Williams
Sat 22 Apr

Kathryn Williams

Fans of Elvis and/or American industry may already know that Crown Electric is the name of the power company that employed the young Presley as a delivery truck driver until he got the call to record his first session at Sun Studios. Sixty years later, it’s also the title of the tenth album from Liverpool-born, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams.

Image:Pat-A-Cake Baby
Sun 23 Apr
LONG NOSE PUPPETS PRESENT

Pat-A-Cake Baby

Based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Image:The Band
Tue 25 Apr - Wed 26 Apr
LEVANTES DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS

The Band

With striking aesthetics and a rousing soundtrack, The Band is a quirky, humorous display of desperate ambition and blind affection told through awe-inspiring dance, theatre and circus.

Image:Butterfly
Tue 25 Apr
An ARC Stockton Cultural Shift Production

Butterfly

Beatrice, an unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, sits in isolation, waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment.

Image:Sky in the Pie
Sat 29 Apr
HINGED THEATRE PRESENTS

Sky in the Pie

Weaving audience participation with exciting storytelling and adventure, this fantastic new show keeps a young audience spellbound.

Image:The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows
Wed 3 May
Root Music Presents

The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows

A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her son would become one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever, or that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her own songs. 

Image:Give Me Your Love
Thu 4 May - Fri 5 May
RIDICULUSMUS PRESENTS

Give Me Your Love

Give Me Your Love is a funny, fragile and profound fable based on real-life war testimonies and groundbreaking medical research into the use of MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress.

Image:National Theatre Connections Festival
Wed 10 May - Sat 13 May
NT CONNECTIONS AT THE ALBANY

National Theatre Connections Festival

The National Theatre Connections Festival is a celebration of young people and theatre-making which commissions ten new plays for young people to perform each year, bringing together exciting writers and the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 

Image:Anyday
Sun 14 May
Max Calas Sevé Presents

Anyday

A circus show like no other!

Image:Iced Tea: Chill Pill Meets A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 16 May
ENTELCHY ARTS, CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Iced Tea: Chill Pill Meets A 21st Century Tea Dance

A special edition of Entelechy’s radical version of a tea-dance where emerging older artists will share the stage with performers from one of the UK’s top poetry collectives, Chill Pill.

Image:Prison Game
Wed 17 May - Thu 18 May
MARCUS HERCULES PRESENTS

Prison Game

When prison is your world, how do you function within society? 

Image:Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Fri 19 May

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. 

Image:Big Wow, Small Wonder
Sat 20 May
HALF MOON THEATRE PRESENTS

Big Wow, Small Wonder

Justin is the smallest boy in the whole town. So small that he can swim with goldfish. So small his sister takes him to school in her lunchbox. So small the class bully wants to catch him and keep him as his new pet.

Image:Spring Reign
Wed 24 May
BENEDICT POWER PRESENTS

Spring Reign

A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists.

Image:The Adventures of The Little Ghost
Sat 27 May - Sun 28 May
SOPHIE NÜZEL PRESENTS

The Adventures of The Little Ghost

In a locked chest in a dusty attic of a very old castle lives The Little Ghost.

Image:The Adventures of The Little Ghost Family Dance Workshop
Sat 27 May - Sun 28 May
SOPHIE NÜZEL PRESENTS

The Adventures of The Little Ghost Family Dance Workshop

Join the company for an exclusive dance workshop.

Image:PureGold
Wed 31 May - Fri 9 Jun
GOLDSMITHS PRESENTS

PureGold

Having included the likes of Kate Tempest, Katy B and James Blake, PureGold is the perfect platform for seeing the future of UK music.

Image:Cabaret Playroom: The Big One
Sat 10 Jun
TRICITY VOGUE AND LISA LEE PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom: The Big One

Following on from the fabulous Cabaret Playroom, The Big One is exactly that!