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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.