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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:Butterfly
Mon 25 Apr - Tue 25 Apr
ARC STOCKTON PRESENTS

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: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:Allsorts
Thu 10 Nov - Thu 15 Dec
Heart 'n' Soul

Allsorts

Allsorts is back with a new season - the Allsorts In-house Season! Led and produced by staff and participants, celebrate your creativity in the last season of the year.

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:The Snail and the Whale
Mon 5 Dec - Sun 1 Jan
Tall Stories presents

The Snail and the Whale

Following sellout visits with The Snow Dragon and Twinkle Twonkle, Tall Stories, the company behind The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom bring their magical adaptation of The Snail and the Whale to the Albany for Christmas! 

Image:A Christmas Carol
Tue 6 Dec - Sat 17 Dec
Box Clever Theatre presents

A Christmas Carol

'There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.' Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Image:The Vintage Christmas and Craft Market
Sat 10 Dec
Deptfordwives presents

The Vintage Christmas and Craft Market

Deptfordwives are proud to present The Vintage Christmas & Craft Market, where a beautiful selection of hand crafted products from talented designers are on sale.

Image:The Snail and the Whale - Touch Tour
Mon 12 Dec
Tall Stories presents

The Snail and the Whale - Touch Tour

A touch tour involves a guided opportunity to handle / feel key props, costumes or set, with detailed description around how they feature in the play. An Audio Described performance of The Snail and the Whale will begin after the touch tour at 10.30am. Please note: the tours must be booked in advance.

 

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 15 Dec

Chill Pill: The Big One

Top poetry collective Chill Pill return to the Albany for a Christmas spectacular! Featuring an incredible line up of artists delivering spoken word shenanigans, cranked up with a festive twist. The Chill Pill core Adam Kammerling, Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Mr Gee promise the freshest festive party in London town.

Image:Noel La Mode: LGBTQ Ugly Jumper Christmas Party
Fri 16 Dec
LGBTQ Young Creatives present

Noel La Mode: LGBTQ Ugly Jumper Christmas Party

An event created by young people from METRO and the Albany. 

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 17 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 and body art. Anything can happen.

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

Are you aged 16-25?

 

Interested in producing, performing, technical theatre or international exchange?

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

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

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

SMASHfestUK is back for 2017 with a packed programme of events and activities.

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: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: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: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

The Truth to Power Cafe 2017

‘Speaking truth to power: this is the rebirth of political theatre’ Michael Billington, Guardian

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

Celebration, Florida plays with the idea of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, of a 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:Sky in the Pie
Sun 12 Mar
HINGED THEATRE PRESENTS

Sky in the Pie

Forced out of her home, where will Dorothy Butterworth, the mysterious pie maker, and her crafty cat go?

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 exploring the human experience from all angles through the reimagining of 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: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

A 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, YOUNG PRODUCERS FROM GLYPT AND LEWISHAM LIVE 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:Fire in the Machine
Tue 11 Apr - Thu 13 Apr
SOUNDS LIKE CHAOS PRESENTS

Fire in the Machine

Commissioned by the Albany.

 

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: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

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:Katheryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Fri 19 May

Katheryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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

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 Little Ghost Family Dance Workshop
Sat 27 May - Sun 28 May
SOPHIE NÜZEL PRESENTS

The Adventures of 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!