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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:The Boy Who Never Grew Up
Sun 14 Feb
Amelia Bird

The Boy Who Never Grew Up

Inspired by J.M. BARRIE’s classic tale, welcome to a world where happy thoughts take you flying high, where pirates roam the seas and where magic and adventure is impossible to hide from. Welcome to the world where you never grow up.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 14 Feb - Sun 15 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities: dig, grow, play and discover before or after watching a show in the theatre.

Image:Play Dough
Tue 16 Feb
UNLIMITED THEATRE PRESENTS

Play Dough

What is money? Did you know you can make it with the power of your imagination?

Image:SMASHfestUK
Thu 18 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHFESTUK

SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK returns to the Albany with its unique mash-up festival of science and art, engineering and entertainment, music and maths, comedy and technology. Events this year revolve around the story of a super solar storm heading for London, set to destroy the world’s electrical and electronic infrastructure. We’ll all be thrown back to the mechanical age. Join us on an adventure adventure to prepare, rebuild and be entertained.

Image:Handa's Hen
Fri 19 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
Little Angel Theatre Company

Handa's Hen

Handa and Akeyo are back, and this time they’re searching for Grandma’s black hen, Mondi. During their search they find two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards behind the pots... But where is Mondi?

Image:Orion and the Dark
Sun 21 Feb
PEACEFUL LION PRESENTS

Orion and the Dark

Orion is scared of everything. He’s terrified of wasps and monsters, afraid of sheds and storms, panicked by spiders and heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else... The DARK!

Image:An LGBT Tea party for Deptford Lounge
Mon 22 Feb
Tom Marshman / Uninvited Guests

An LGBT Tea party for Deptford Lounge

Performance artist Tom Marshman leads an informal session for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people of all ages from the Deptford community.

Image:LEAN Breakfast Club
Tue 23 Feb
Lewisham Education Arts Network presents

LEAN Breakfast Club

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

Image:Noise Report
Fri 26 Feb

Noise Report

Noise Report showcase their resident artists at the Albany – a collection of local producers, DJs and audio-visual designers. An intimate clubbing experience with music to make you move and visuals to blur reality.

Image:The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
Sun 28 Feb
LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

One of the best-loved classics for children comes to life… the true story of Pinocchio told by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books to bring you the true story of Pinocchio.

Image:i know all the secrets in my world
Thu 3 Mar - Fri 4 Mar
TIATA FAHODZI PRESENTS

i know all the secrets in my world

i know all the secrets in my world is a play about what happens when speaking is impossible. A story that breaks your heart and then pieces it together, putting plasters touched with tiny kisses over the cracks.

Image:Hatched: Playing On present Hearing Things
Fri 4 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Playing On present Hearing Things

Exploring the dilemmas and challenges faced by people working or living in psychiatric hospitals, Hearing Things draws on experiences of patients and staff, the ‘healthy’ and the ‘ill’, to consider if and how healing is possible in that context.

Image:George Egg: Anarchist Cook
Fri 4 Mar
Lakin McCarthy

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

If you like food and cooking then you'll like this. George Egg is the man who says no to room service in hotels and takes matters into his own hands, or trouser press...

Image:The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Sat 5 Mar
DERVISH PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

London today, Somalia under British rule. Two women and two worlds collide.

Image:Orion and the Dark
Sat 5 Mar
Peaceful Lion

Orion and the Dark

Orion is scared of everything. He’s terrified of wasps and monsters, afraid of sheds and storms, panicked by spiders and heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else... The DARK!

Image:The Party
Sun 6 Mar
NEARLY THERE YET PRESENTS

The Party

A circus show for all the family, The Party is a madcap endlessly entertaining show that humorously explores difficult topics such as sharing, social exclusion and not always getting what you want.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 7 Mar - Mon 16 May
TRICITY VOGUE, RUDE GRRL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Curated by Tricity Vogue and Lisa Lee. A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring groundbreaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Meta
Tue 8 Mar - Wed 9 Mar
Cardboard Citizens

Meta

By Sarah Woods

 

Meta is the story of young people, their lives and their brains.

Image:Theseus Beefcake
Wed 9 Mar - Fri 11 Mar
PANICLAB AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Theseus Beefcake

A hero and minotaur are locked in the ultimate death match. Theseus Beefcake journeys into the dark labyrinth of masculinity, colliding mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology along the way.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 10 Mar
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

Looking for a spoken word fix? Tune in and chill out. London’s coolest poetry night is back with an electric new line-up to be announced plus rising talent on the Open Mic.

Image:Hatched: On The Button present Britain's Got Tenants
Fri 11 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: On The Button present Britain's Got Tenants

Theatre company On The Button teams up with award-winning writer Che Walker to bring you a show about the housing crisis: sing songs of protest and listen to stories of slums, utopias and struggles for better homes.

Image:The Maiden's Consent
Fri 11 Mar
Spanish Theatre Company

The Maiden's Consent

The Maidens’ Consent presents the love triangle formed by Doña Paquita, a young girl of 16, the rich and old Don Diego and his nephew, Don Carlos.

Image:Disco Kids: The Hop
Sun 13 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: The Hop

A very special Disco Kids celebrating the arrival of the Easter bunny.

Image:StoneCrabs Gala Night
Mon 14 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

StoneCrabs Gala Night

StoneCrabs will be celebrating the Young Directors’ Festival’s 10th birthday with a Gala Night. The evening includes a drinks reception, short plays, films, an auction, live music and much more.

Image:Headways Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival
Wed 16 Mar - Fri 18 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

Produced by eight emerging directors, Headways is a festival that presents a kaleidoscopic collection of plays, each director with their own story to tell.

 

Image:A Raisin in the Sun
Wed 16 Mar - Sat 19 Mar
ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY, BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND SHEFFIELD THEATRES PRESENT

A Raisin in the Sun

‘Never before, the entire history of theatre, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage.’ JAMES BALDWIN

Image:The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding
Fri 18 Mar
Adverse Camber

The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding

From a royal family torn apart by jealousy, plots and exile, from an outcast, shape-shifting grandmother and insulted mother, comes the story of the birth of a child who can bring together kingdoms.

Image:The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sat 19 Mar
Blunderbus

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Charlie Hubble is a littl boy with a very big dream: he wants to be a world class magician.

Image:Love2Dance Showcase
Sun 20 Mar
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Love2Dance Showcase

Join Love2Dance for an evening of street dance, featuring talented young people from across Lewisham alongside special guest artists and dance acts.

 

Image:Contained
Wed 23 Mar - Thu 24 Mar
MIND THE GAP PRESENTS

Contained

Testing testing, my name is Liam, testing, I am 28, testing testing and I live in Bradford, testing.

 

Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company: nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary.

Image:Blake: Remixed By Testament
Thu 24 Mar
West Yorkshire Playhouse and LittleMighty

Blake: Remixed By Testament

Celebrating the greatest counter-cultural voices in British history, Blake Remixed fuses music and storytelling with a live DJ and interactive video.

Image:Backstage in Biscuitland
Tue 29 Mar
TOURETTESHERO PRESENTS

Backstage in Biscuitland

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she’s about to unleash on the world.

Image:Masterclass: Circus
Thu 31 Mar
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Masterclass: Circus

Albany Associate Artists, Upswing lead an exciting day of contemporary circus workshops covering aerial silks, hoop and acrobatics.

Image:The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective
Fri 1 Apr - Sat 2 Apr
20 STORIES HIGH AND THEATRE-RITES PRESENT

The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective

20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites join forces to create a unique mash up of hip-hop, theatre and puppetry bringing together four amazing artists: beat-boxer Hobbit, b-boy Ryan LoGisTic Harston, singer/rapper Elektric, and puppeteer Mohsen Nouri, to form The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective.

Image:Masterclass: Street Dance
Fri 1 Apr

Masterclass: Street Dance

Led by ZooNation, the hip hop theatre company (Into The Hoods: Remixed and Some Like It Hip Hop) demonstrating their unique hip hop theatre style.

Image:Masterclass: Spoken Word & Physical Theatre
Sat 2 Apr

Masterclass: Spoken Word & Physical Theatre

Led by Nathan Crossan-Smith and 20 Stories High, exploring physical theatre, poetry and spoken lyricism based on the themes of The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective.

Image:The Boy Who Never Grew Up
Sat 2 Apr
Amelia Bird and Philippa Herrick

The Boy Who Never Grew Up

Inspired by J.M. BARRIE’s classic tale, welcome to a world where happy thoughts take you flying high, where pirates roam the seas and where magic and adventure is impossible to hide from. Welcome to the world where you never grow up.

Image:Until You Hear That Bell
Tue 5 Apr - Wed 6 Apr
BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS

Until You Hear That Bell

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

Image:The Insect Circus
Tue 5 Apr - Fri 8 Apr
THE INSECT CIRCUS PRESENTS

The Insect Circus

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! The Bug Show is in Town. Stroll Up, Stroll Up for the epitome of Entomological Entertainment as the Insect Circus comes to the Albany.

Image:An Icy Man
Wed 6 Apr
Matthew Bellwood in association with LittleMighty

An Icy Man

On a winter’s night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning, she wakes up and finds that everything has changed …

Image:(The Story is Not) Set in Stone
Thu 7 Apr - Fri 8 Apr
MATTHEW BELLWOOD AND ALISON ANDREWS IN ASSOCIATION WITH LITTLEMIGHTY PRESENT

(The Story is Not) Set in Stone

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016.

Image:Need a Little Help
Fri 8 Apr - Sat 9 Apr
Tangled Feet and Half Moon

Need a Little Help

Joe and Ella are a great team - they make each other laugh, help each other out and tackle all the chores their busy lives throw at them. But one morning things begin to change when Joe gets all tangled up and Ella has to do things alone.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 9 Apr
KIMBERLEY WALKER PRESENTS

Something's Gonna Happen

An art and music evening showcasing some of the finest artistes South East London has to offer.

Image:Handa's Hen
Sun 10 Apr
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

Handa's Hen

Handa and Akeyo are back, and this time they’re searching for Grandma’s black hen, Mondi. During their search they find two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards behind the pots... But where is Mondi?

Image:The Money
Thu 14 Apr
KALEIDER PRESENTS

The Money

Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performances at the Houses of Parliament, Kaleider’s hit show The Money comes to Deptford Town Hall.

 

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 15 Apr
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix returns for a fifth instalment of unusual artistic collaborations. Outstanding circus acts connect with musicians, dancers, poets and a host of other artists to produce a one-night-only showcase of body-bending, heart-stopping talent.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 16 Apr
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE PRESENTS

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. Bringing together the South East London underground, music from other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned players. 

Image:Flat Pack
Sat 16 Apr
Ohi Productions

Flat Pack

A pair of hapless newly-weds are given a flat pack first home as a wedding gift, the instructions get muddled and they proceed to attempt to build it with hilarious results.

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 17 Apr
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Circus Family Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children. Learn circus skills in partnership with your child: brilliant and bonding!

Image:Alaska
Tue 19 Apr
CHERYL MARTIN IN ASSOCIATION WITH HÅB FOR DOMESTIC II AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Alaska

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016. Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression.

Image:Black
Thu 21 Apr - Fri 22 Apr
LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT PRESENTS

Black

'There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ MAYA ANGELOU

 

 

Image:Flying Solo
Thu 21 Apr
Manjeet Man

Flying Solo

Join Amber as she races against the clock, herself, and a man with a fridge on his back. She’s trained hard, she’s been eating right, she’s ready to run, she loves to run. Nothing can hold her back.

Image:Afrikan Boy
Sat 23 Apr

Afrikan Boy

Afrikan Boy brings together the bass-heavy sounds of urban London and the rhythmic beats of Nigeria to create his own unique sound, fusing grime, rap and afrobeat.

Image:Mark Nevin
Sat 23 Apr

Mark Nevin

Nevin has been developing his live performances and whether solo, with his band, or as part of some impressive bills, he remains uniquely himself.

Image:Three Keepers
Sun 24 Apr
WINTERWALKER PRESENTS

Three Keepers

Welcome to Flounder Rock Lighthouse, where three men live and work, with only each other and the seagulls for company. When the storm of the century threatens
Flounder Rock, will the lamp shine true? Will disaster strike?

Image:Monstersaurus!
Sat 30 Apr
Big Wooden House

Monstersaurus!

One day Monty found a book Inventions Very Rare, create yourself a monster friend, BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE!

Image:National Theatre Connections Festival
Wed 4 May - Sat 7 May
NT CONNECTIONS AT THE ALBANY

National Theatre Connections Festival

The National Theatre’s Connections festival celebrates the talent and passion of young theatre-makers.

Image:The Judge of the Divorces and Others
Fri 6 May
Spanish Theatre Company

The Judge of the Divorces and Others

Next year we commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes death…

Image:Disco Kids: Enchanted Kingdom
Sun 8 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Enchanted Kingdom

Anything can happen in the Enchanted Kingdom at our fairytale boogie fest.

Image:Near Gone
Tue 10 May - Wed 11 May
TWO DESTINATION LANGUAGE PRESENTS

Near Gone

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 12 May
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word and dancing ‘til late. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their guests, line up to be announced. Check the Albany website.

Image:Noise Report
Fri 13 May

Noise Report

Noise Report showcase their resident artists at the Albany – a collection of local producers, DJs and audio-visual designers. An intimate clubbing experience with music to make you move and visuals to blur reality.

Image:Snow White
Sun 15 May
ENGINE HOUSE PRESENTS

Snow White

With endless meals to prepare, a never ending pile of dishes to wash, not to mention that huge and ridiculous mirror that needs polishing morning, noon and night, life’s never easy for the royal servants downstairs at the palace.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: FOOD!
Tue 17 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: FOOD!

Ida Barr re-joins Entelechy’s Tea Dance team to dish up a jam packed menu of tasty delights: comedy, dance, gossip all washed down with live music from the Jive Five.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 20 May
HEART N SOUL PRESENTS

The Squidz Club

The Squidz Club is for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25), their friends and families. 

Image:Untouchable
Wed 25 May - Thu 26 May
RIA HARTLEY PRESENTS

Untouchable

‘Growing up in the ‘90s, in a violent home on an East Midlands council estate, wasn’t what I would have chosen for an upbringing. But who gets to choose?’