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Image:Meet me at the Albany
Tue 1 Oct - Tue 1 Jul
The Albany in partnership with Entelechy and Lewisham Council presents

Meet me at the Albany

Arts activities, lunch and much, much more for the over 60s at the Albany. Pop in for some lunch and try your hand at a range of creative activities from singing to sewing, from circus to photography. Join in, sit back and watch or put your feet up and enjoy the company. Everything is possible.

Image:15 Percent Off at The Big Red Pizza Bus
Tue 11 Feb - Mon 19 May
The Albany and The Big Red Bus

15 Percent Off at The Big Red Pizza Bus

Get 15% off at The Big Red Pizza Bus with your Albany booking.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 16 Feb - Sun 18 May

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor (weather dependent) gardening activities for kids who want even more Family Sundays fun.

Image:Allsorts, The Love Season
Thu 24 Apr - Thu 12 Jun
Heart n Soul presents

Allsorts, The Love Season

Heart n Soul’s Allsorts is back with creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 25 Apr
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES:Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart. Forget everything you think you know about circus; BITES:Remix offers new perspectives by placing outstanding acts alongside artists from the worlds of music, dance, theatre and spoken word and comedy.

Image:The Way You Tell Them
Fri 25 Apr
Rachel Mars presents

The Way You Tell Them

Rachel Mars has always relied on humour. In her latest solo performance, she goes in search of what is beyond the gags.

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 27 Apr
Upswing and the Albany present

Circus Family Workshop

Have fun tumbling, flying, swinging and spinning with your children in this family workshop (great for adults too!). Led by Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director of Upswing.

Image:The Chairs
Tue 29 Apr - Fri 2 May
Extant presents

The Chairs

Written by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp. An old couple aged ninety-four and ninety-five live for years in isolation in a house surrounded by miles of water. Repetitious enactments of their past experiences are now interrupted by the need to welcome an ever-growing crowd of invisible visitors...

Image:Touch Tour - The Chairs
Tue 29 Apr - Fri 2 May
Extant presents

Touch Tour - The Chairs

Extant is offering touch tours and programme notes for visually impaired audience members. 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.

Image:The Happy Lands
Thu 1 May
Deptford Lounge presents Robert Rae's

The Happy Lands

Part of New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival, The Happy Lands charts the lives of three families in the midst of the 1926 General Strike.

Image:The Frog and the Princess
Sat 3 May
Norwich Puppet Theatre presents

The Frog and the Princess

The Frog and the Princess is a poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences.This exquisite and humorous puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend, just because of what he is. As the Frog and the Princess undergo an emotional journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all.

Image:Disco Kids Spacetacular
Sun 4 May
The Albany presents

Disco Kids Spacetacular

Disco kids returns with top tunes and a Spacetacular theme for an afternoon that's out of this world!

Image:Major Tom
Fri 9 May
Victoria Melody and Farnham Maltings present

Major Tom

This is a story of how Victoria, a chubby 34 year old became a beauty queen and a slightly smelly Basset Hound called Major Tom became a championship show dog. 

Image:Andrew Cronshaw and SANS
Thu 15 May
SASA Music presents

Andrew Cronshaw and SANS

Drawing deeply on different but remarkably compatible traditions, SANS is the subtle but powerful quartet of the multi-instrumental Andrew Cronshaw, Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, reeds player Ian Blake, and Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of the voice-like reed pipe, the duduk.

Image:The Frog and the Princess
Sun 18 May
Norwich Puppet Theatre presents

The Frog and the Princess

The Frog and the Princess is a poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences.

Image:Telling Tales
Wed 21 May
Tilt, Apples and Snakes and The Albany present

Telling Tales

Leading UK poets retell Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Sat 24 May - Sun 25 May
Theatre-Rites present


Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish. A world, where at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag transforms before your eyes...

Image:Sizwe Banzi is Dead
Tue 27 May - Sat 31 May

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Genesis Future Directors Award winner Matthew Xia directs this momentous, Tony-nominated play which exposes the struggle for freedom and identity in apartheid-era South Africa, unravelling the brutal absurdities of everyday life under oppression.

Image:Matilda and Me
Thu 29 May - Fri 30 May
Ria Hartley presents

Matilda and Me

A conversation between two women, fifty years apart; this colourful performance weaves together storytelling, dubpoetry, live art and reggae music.


Image:PoetryJoe show
Sat 31 May

PoetryJoe show

Join PoetryJoe, star of Cbeebie’s Rhyme Rocket, performer, writer and – of course! – poet, in his light-up, pop-up world of fabulous foods, beastly bugs and peculiar pets.  Take part in the fun and learn how to make your very own poems that glow.

Image:I Wish I Was Lonely
Wed 4 Jun
Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe present

I Wish I Was Lonely

I Wish I was Lonely is a participatory show about contactability. A show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on. A show investigating what it means to participate in communication, or not. There will be poems, there will be stories and there will be conversation.


Image:Cape Wrath
Fri 20 Jun - Sat 21 Jun
Third Angel presents

Cape Wrath

Third Angel presents a story of family, of fellow travellers, of whisky and chocolate, of the longest bus journey in Britain, told to an audience of just 14. Completely sold out for its run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, Cape Wrath is heartfelt, moving and funny. A compellingly intimate journey to the edge of the island.

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Image:Belly Dancing Workshop
Sat 15 Mar - Sat 26 Jul
Maria Louisa

Belly Dancing Workshop

Lebanese born Maria Louisa hosts her 2 hour workshops at the Albany. The groups are designed for ladies of all ages from beginners to experts with the focus on fun and fitness in true Middle Eastern style! 

Image:Take Flight to the West End
Sun 20 Jul
Take Flight Theatre School presents

Take Flight to the West End

Local Take Flight Theatre School unites with some of London's greatest West End performers!