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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: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: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: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:Allsorts: The Explore Season
Thu 23 Feb - Thu 30 Mar
Heart n Soul

Allsorts: The Explore Season

Join us for Heart n Soul’s Allsorts, creative sessions for adults (aged 18+) with learning disabilities.

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

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities.

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: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 - Sat 25 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

This event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact box office 020 8692 4446 / reception@thealbany.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. 

Image:Move, Shake, Mango
Sat 1 Apr
ALBANY YOUNG CREATIVES PRESENTS

Move, Shake, Mango

'The Me Me Me Generation—Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.' The Times, 2013

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

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Ben Glover has a rich, powerful voice and music that mixes Americana from his adopted home in Nashville with his native Irish soul. Glover will be performing tracks from his latest release, The Emigrant, which features six traditional folk songs and four original compositions. 

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:Cabaret Playroom
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:Kathryn Williams
Sat 22 Apr

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams is a singer-songwriter whose work is characterised by delicate vocals and precise lyrics. Her music possesses great depth exploring the everyday and the abstract.

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:Мойдодыр!
Sun 23 Apr
Petrushka-Studio present

Мойдодыр!

Если одеяло вашего малыша убежало, простыня улетела, а подушка ускакала неведомо куда, - приходите к нам на встречу с Мойдодыром! Начальник умывальников и командир мочалок расскажет, как всё вернуть, повеселит малышей мыльными пузырями и порадует песнями взрослых.

 

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:Festival of Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs DVD Recording
Sat 6 May - Mon 8 May
Festival of Spoken Ners

Festival of Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs DVD Recording

At last, the science comedy tour seen by 15,000 nerds (and non-nerds) is back for two final DVD recording nights!

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

Brilliant mixed-bill cabaret to thrill, excite and enthrall. 

Image:Passion Band Launch Event
Sun 18 Jun

Passion Band Launch Event

An event purely for friends, family and anyone who is interested in hiring our services. This will be our first event after slaving away in the studio for the last year!

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

Ugly Duckling

Written by Emma Reeves

Co-produced by York Theatre Royal

 

Woodland trees transform from dark weathered branches, to silver sticks of frost, while hidden in brushwood, beside an ice-covered lake, a lost rejected duckling stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty....