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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:Allsorts, The Life Season
Thu 30 Jul - Thu 1 Oct
Heart n Soul Presents

Allsorts, The Life Season

Heart n Soul’s Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new creative activities, meet new people and have fun. You decide what to do. Join us for The Life Season, a chance to explore who you are and what you think about the world around you. The season will be run in two parts with a break in the middle for Heart n Soul’s Beautiful Octopus Club where Allsorts participants will be performing.

Image:Memories in Conflict
Thu 3 Sep
InShort Film Festival presents

Memories in Conflict

Beneath the pomp and platitudes of commemoration, forgotten foot soldiers and inconsequential victims lie hidden, unacknowledged amongst the grand narratives of war. Spanning heady hallucinatory recollections, intimate eulogy and playful homage to a local hero, these 5 films redress the balance. From both celebrated artists and emerging new talent, we showcase stories which shine a light on the personal memories within the political drama of war.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 12 Sep
Kimberley Walker and the Albany present

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for Autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret arts and body art. Anything can happen.

Image:Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Sun 13 Sep
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 rocking musical adventure that will have your little ones roaring with laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle. Adapted from the bestselling picture book by Peter Brown.

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:How To Be A Hero
Wed 16 Sep - Sat 19 Sep
White Rabbit, the Albany and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

How To Be A Hero

A world premiere written and performed by White Rabbit. The world is so confusing now. It’s getting harder to tell the heroes from the villains… who is good, who is bad, and who gets to decide?

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 17 Sep
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:Gordon Masiala
Fri 18 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Gordon Masiala

Congolese singer Gordon Masiala and his band NK Musica play upbeat and high tempo Soukous, Rumba, Salsa and Afro-Cuban music.

Image:Yinka Davies
Sat 19 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Yinka Davies

In her first London show, Yinka will play with an all-star band to perform songs from her own solo albums “Emi n’lo” and "Black Chiffon" and recently recorded songs.

Image:Disco Kids: Mini Heroes
Sun 20 Sep
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Mini Heroes

Get your cape and get on the dance-floor! Come and celebrate your heroes in a dance spectacular, with fancy-dress positively encouraged. C-12 Dance will be here to help unmask your inner superhero.

Image:The Reapers Choir
Mon 21 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

The Reapers Choir

The Reapers Choir, directed by Anu Omideyi, is a church choir from the Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK. This magnificent choir was a finalist in the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 competition.

Image:Aar Maanta
Tue 22 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Aar Maanta

Considered the voice of the new generation of Somalis in the UK, British Somali singer and songwriter Aar Maanta produces an eclectic mix of styles blended with traditional Somali music.

Image:No More Worries
Wed 23 Sep - Sat 3 Oct
The Albany, Apples & Snakes and ARC Stockton present

No More Worries

Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk. Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan. 

Image:Hanisha Soloman
Wed 23 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Hanisha Soloman

A brilliant and powerful performer, Ethiopian Hanisha Solomon sings in Amharic, Oromiffa & Arabic languages.

Image:Mike Aremu
Thu 24 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Mike Aremu

Nigeria’s leading saxophonist Mike Aremu continues to shape his music with sophisticated melodies of contemporary jazz and the infectious rhythms of his Nigerian culture.

Image:Daby Touré
Fri 25 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Daby Touré

Blessed with an open mind and an explorer’s spirit, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs.

Image:CREAK
Sat 26 Sep
Penny Dreadful presents

CREAK

Enter Victorian Deptford with Toshers who worked in the sewers, take a low tide wade and find hidden treasures!

Image:That's Amore
Wed 30 Sep
Tmesis Theatre presents

That's Amore

That’s Amore is a hilarious, fast-paced, passionate and poignant piece of physical theatre that delves into the vast world and culture of romantic love. From chance encounters to hidden desires, emotional extremes to the science of romance, it discovers the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster.

Image:The Rails
Sat 3 Oct

The Rails

The Rails are English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne. They released their debut album in May 2014 and their sharp, true folk-rock blend and stripped back, direct sound have been earning them fans and widespread acclaim ever since.

Image:The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables
Sat 3 Oct
Open Sky Productions presents

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables

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

Image:Meet Me at the Fun Palace
Sun 4 Oct
The Albany and Entelechy Arts present

Meet Me at the Fun Palace

Join the Albany, Entelechy Arts and our extended family for an extra special Meet Me at the Albany, where our resident elders, artists and volunteers will combine the magic of Meet Me... with the wonder of arts and sciences. 

 

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 5 Oct
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:The Tragedian
Thu 8 Oct

The Tragedian

This inventive new one man show brings to life a compelling portrait of a complex man, Ira Aldridge – the most celebrated actor of the 19th century – at a point when a turn of events forces him to evaluate his life’s journey. The warmth and intimacy of this powerful portrayal brings the audience into the world of a man ahead of his time, determined to be relevant and to transform society.

Image:Projections of: Miles
Fri 9 Oct
Jay Phelps presents

Projections of: Miles

Jay Phelps has put together an international all-star line up to re-arrange and perform over four-decade’s worth of the wonderful music of jazz legend, Miles Davis. Jay (on trumpet) is joined by Jean Toussaint (Tenor saxophone), Nathaniel Facey (Alto saxophone), Tim Thornton (bass), Shane Forbes (drums) and Ashley Henry (piano). 

Image:Shame and Scandal
Fri 9 Oct - Sat 10 Oct
Break-Thru Productions and Ithina Productions present

Shame and Scandal

Shame and Scandal by Alex Wheatle is a comedy/drama starring Curtis Walker, Coren Lawrence, Russeni Fisher and AshFanti set in 1960s Jamaica.

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:BITES: Remix
Fri 23 Oct
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 24 Oct
Lewisham Arthouse presents

sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes that have flourished in the SE postcodes. A highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploring the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, and melding them to suit the intentions of the musicians.

Image:sound is sound is sound workshops
Sat 24 Oct
Lewisham Arthouse

sound is sound is sound workshops

sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the south east postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians.

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:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 27 Oct
Entelechy Arts and the Albany present

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Dress yourself up and swagger into autumn with the Meet Me style team, co-hosts of our next 21st Century Tea Dance. Take out the frock, dust down the jacket, buff up the dancing shoes and take to the floor for another wild afternoon of music, dance, comedy, song and poetry.

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:Hatched: What Is Happiness?
Fri 30 Oct
Debs Gatenby and the Albany present

Hatched: What Is Happiness?

Our Artist Development programme, Hatched is back with work-in-progress sharings. Debs Gatenby thinks happiness is overrated: a modern obsession that might be making us more miserable. Join her for What is Happiness?, and share your wisdom on what makes us smile.

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:The Edge
Wed 4 Nov
Transport presents a New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Co-Production

The Edge

A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a storm surge. Two decades later their children meet. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee. A touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship, posing vital questions about our future.

Image:Hatched: Awful Things Can Happen at Any Time (An Uplifting Musical)
Fri 6 Nov
Mingbeast and the Albany present

Hatched: Awful Things Can Happen at Any Time (An Uplifting Musical)

Our Artist Development programme, Hatched is back with work-in-progress sharings. We’ve always wanted to be in a band. We don’t have any instruments yet but we’ve got a ton of songs in us just floating around.

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:Schlock!
Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Penned in the Margins presents

Schlock!

By Hannah Silva. Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire for the cut and paste generation.

Image:Outsiders
Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Pilot Theatre presents

Outsiders

The sun was beating down on the beach. Five shots rang out and a man fell to the ground. A nameless Arab, dead. Many years later two women, one French, one Algerian, look up at the blue sky and wonder what really happened to their lives that day and who they, and each other, are now.

Image:Co-Mission
Thu 12 Nov
State of Emergency and the Albany present

Co-Mission

State of Emergency’s Co-Mission follows an intensive nine-week artist residency in and around Deptford. Presented in three parts, the event opens with a short film documenting the project before the centrepiece: a debut integrated dance performance, followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Image:Under the Bed
Thu 12 Nov
154 Collective presents

Under the Bed

When Alice is stolen away in the middle of the night by her mum she has no idea what is happening. Scared, confused and angry, Alice finds herself in a strange house, forbidden to leave, arguing with her mum during the day and hiding under the covers from the strange noises at night.

Image:Lizzie Emeh
Fri 13 Nov
Heart n Soul in association with the Albany presents

Lizzie Emeh

This event is part of EFG London Jazz Festival. Award-winning artist Lizzie Emeh blends her love of soul, R&B and jazz with powerful lyrics to produce a unique, soulful sound. 

Image:The History of a Staircase
Fri 13 Nov
Spanish Theatre Company presents

The History of a Staircase

Two generations of neighbours see how their lives pass by without anything around them changing. All their dreams and aspirations vanish during an unsatisfactory life in which they go up and down the same staircase.

Image:Smitty's Big Four
Sat 14 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents

Smitty's Big Four

Hang out in the Albany Café for an afternoon of upbeat swing with the ‘feisty little brother’ of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band.

Image:Folie à Deux
Sat 14 Nov
Mahogany Opera Group presents

Folie à Deux

This event is part of EFG London Jazz Festival. Insanity, electricity and love collide in this operatic concept-album into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another. 

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:Skip 'Little Axe' MacDonald & King Size Slim
Sat 21 Nov
Music-Net presents

Skip 'Little Axe' MacDonald & King Size Slim

A double bill, featuring Skip ‘Little Axe’ MacDonald and King Size Slim.

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:The Squidz Club
Fri 27 Nov
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

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

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!

Image:CLOWN
Fri 4 Dec - Sat 19 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space presents

CLOWN

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.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 7 Dec
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 12 Dec
Kimberley Walker and the Albany present

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for Autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret arts and body art. Anything can happen.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 17 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. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their festive guests, line up to be announced.