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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: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: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:Albany Gardening Club
Thu 23 Mar - Thu 29 Mar
The Albany

Albany Gardening Club

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday for our gardening club.

Image:Love2Dance
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
The Albany

Love2Dance

The Albany and Lewisham Homes present Love2Dance, street dance lessons for 8 - 18 year olds.

Image:NEW Love2Dance for 5 to 7 year olds
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

NEW Love2Dance for 5 to 7 year olds

Love2Dance have been running fantastic street dance classes for 8 to 18 year old for 3 years. Now they’re launching new sessions for 5 to 7 year olds due to popular demand.

Image:Albany Young Creatives
Sun 17 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
The Albany presents

Albany Young Creatives

The Albany Young Creatives are a collective of interdisciplinary artists and performers aged 16 to 25 who create original work and platforms to showcase young artists.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 17 Sep - Sun 19 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Our Growing Up Club workshops for ages 2 - 7 are re-launching this Autumn! 

Image:Concoct-a-Tale
Wed 11 Oct - Wed 13 Dec
SHANTI-CHI PRESENTS

Concoct-a-Tale

Returning for your delight, our unique evening of storytelling improv brought to you by Shanti-Chi. Spirited artistic director Griot Chinyere will guide you to concoct-a-tale with your team and give an original freestyle performance.

Image:Freelancers Breakfast Club
Thu 12 Oct - Tue 20 Feb
LEWISHAM EDUCATION ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS

Freelancers Breakfast Club

Do you work in participatory arts as a freelancer? Come and have breakfast with us!

Image:Aleena's Garden
Sun 22 Oct
COLOUR THE CLOUDS PRESENTS

Aleena's Garden

An interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for 0 - 3 year olds and their grown-ups.

Image:Street Dance and Circus with ZooNation and Upswing
Tue 24 Oct - Wed 25 Oct
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Street Dance and Circus with ZooNation and Upswing

Join us for a two day project involving masterclasses with award winning hip-hop company ZooNation and circus company Upswing. 

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Film Edition
Tue 24 Oct
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Film Edition

For one day only, Hollywood packs its bags and crashes down into the heart of Deptford. Join us for the next legendary 21st Century Tea Dance, brought to you by the Entelechy Team with their friends from Meet Me at the Albany.

Image:The Class Project
Wed 25 Oct
REBECCA ATKINSON-LORD PRESENTS

The Class Project

This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families.  About the place you belong because you were born there, the places that are in your blood, but also the places you adopt and pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.

 

Image:DOT
Thu 26 Oct
DANCE UMBRELLA WITH THE ALBANY AND TRINITY LABAN PRESENT

DOT

Join us for the UK premiere of DOT, a show already applauded in three continents and counting.

Image:Me...
Thu 26 Oct
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

Me...

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding his feet.

Image:Better Together
Thu 26 Oct
ACÁ THEATRE PRESENTS

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, magical mess! Follow the story of three delightful clowns, Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle, on their journey towards becoming the best of friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world?

Image:DOT Workshops
Thu 26 Oct
Dance Umbrella

DOT Workshops

Before seeing the UK premiere of DOT, join Dance Umbrella at the Albany in a fun, playful & creative dance workshop for parents/carers to enjoy with their children and explore the themes of the show.

                   

Image:The Enormous Turnip
Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct
ONE MOMENT IN TIME PRESENTS

The Enormous Turnip

One dark winter's night, young Rosie dreams of carving a lantern from a turnip, for a special Festival of Light in her village.

Image:Disco Kids: Spooktacular
Sun 29 Oct
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Spooktacular

A dance party for under 7s and their grown ups!

Image:Nights at the Circus
Mon 30 Oct
Fauve Alice and Spare Tyre present

Nights at the Circus

In a post apocalyptic world the circus is forced to continue its show every night, on and on into the future. As the night plays out the circus performers slip between their on stage personas and the person they dream to be; trapped by their own desires and lusting after new sensations. Nights at the Circus is a performance exploring sex, desire and violence.

Image:Quarter Life Crisis
Wed 1 Nov - Fri 3 Nov
YOLANDA MERCY PRESENTS

Quarter Life Crisis

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match.

Image:Allsorts: The Joyful Season
Thu 2 Nov - Thu 7 Dec
Heart n Soul present

Allsorts: The Joyful Season

Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.

Image:Uncover Theatre
Thu 2 Nov - Mon 16 Jul
The Albany

Uncover Theatre

Drama and performance workshops including dance, music, costume and set design for 8 – 18 year olds.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 4 Nov
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

Now in its fifth season, sound is sound is sound has become a regular fixture at the Albany. This genre busting night of experimental music features a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

Image:Soundhoppers
Sat 4 Nov

Soundhoppers

Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening.

Image:Moonfall
Sun 5 Nov
HIKAPEE THEATRE PRESENTS

Moonfall

A theatrical story told with aerial circus. Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon!

Image:Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Stories of the Avocet Kingdom & Suadade
Thu 9 Nov

Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Stories of the Avocet Kingdom & Suadade

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

 

Image:Disaster Party
Fri 10 Nov - Sat 11 Nov
FANSHEN PRESENTS

Disaster Party

You are cordially invited to the party of the year, at the exclusive residence of Texan oil tycoon Dame Esmerelda Malone. Get ready to play as you become the star of this exhilarating experience.

Image:Hatched: Sean Graham
Fri 10 Nov
SEAN GRAHAM’S FOREIGN BODIES ORCHESTRA PRESENTS

Hatched: Sean Graham

Sean Graham is choreographer, dancer, word-smith and producer, whose work has spanned 10 years. As part of Hatched, Graham will further develop his theatrical style and unique voice on culture and identity. This work-in-progress will explore identity, globalisation and cultural assimilation.

Image:The Return of Dubwise
Fri 10 Nov
dubwisefestival.com presents

The Return of Dubwise

Get Your Skanking Shoes At The Ready!

 

★ DUB ★ DUBSTEP ★ ORIGINAL JUNGLE ★ CUSTOM SOUND SYSTEM ★

Image:Native Dancer
Sat 11 Nov

Native Dancer

South east London collective Native Dancer is made up of five individual artists who set out together to create a music that speaks from the heart and denies none of their influences. Their genre twisting mashup of styles combine elements of pop, soul, electro-funk, jazz, rock and dance music.

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival
Tue 14 Nov - Fri 17 Nov
Shakespeare Schools Foundation present

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Albany.

Image:Tastes Like Blue
Thu 16 Nov

Tastes Like Blue

Tastes Like Blue is a celebration of south London, an evening hosting the best comedy, poetry performance and visual art operating this side of the river. Expect to be thrilled, surprised, entertained and inspired.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 16 Nov
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill.

Image:SARAH GILLESPIE QUARTET: JUNKFOOD ANGEL
Sat 18 Nov

SARAH GILLESPIE QUARTET: JUNKFOOD ANGEL

Greenwich Born Sarah Gillespie has received wide-spread critical acclaim for her three albums that mix jazz, folk and blues with her trademark streetwise lyricism.

Image:Tidy Up
Sat 18 Nov
PEUT-ÊTRE THEATRE

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go. Join us for a dance-theatre performance that gets all messed up.

Image:Circus Family Workshop: SOLD OUT
Sun 19 Nov
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Circus Family Workshop: SOLD OUT

Tumble, balance and spin on a hairpin. Learn circus skills in partnership with your child. Brilliant and bonding!

Image:Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf
Sun 19 Nov
GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas…

Image:CANCELLED: Hatched - Jan Blake
Thu 23 Nov

CANCELLED: Hatched - Jan Blake

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

In conversation: Jan Blake on Sundiata Keita: Exile, Magic and Power. Gain a unique insight into the creative passions of the rehearsal room, as highly acclaimed storyteller Jan Blake talks about working with the two West African born musicians, Kouame Sereba and Raymond Sereba, to develop a brand new show together.

Image:Warsnare
Fri 24 Nov
CALL & RESPONSE, GOLDSMITHS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Warsnare

A live music gig in full 360° surround sound. Led by producer and DJ, Warsnare, with immersive audio specialists, Call & Response, and Goldsmiths College’s NX Records.

Image:Hare & Tortoise
Sat 25 Nov
THE PIED PIPER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

Hare & Tortoise

Ready? Steady? Go! Who’s the fastest? Who’s the best? Who will win the race?

Image:Love2Dance Showcase Participation (for Children Performing)
Sat 25 Nov - Sun 26 Nov

Love2Dance Showcase Participation (for Children Performing)

As part of Love2Dance (ages 8 - 18) your child is invited to perform as part of our Love2Dance showcase at the Albany at the end of November.

Image:Love2Dance Showcase (Tickets for Audience Attending the Show)
Sun 26 Nov
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Love2Dance Showcase (Tickets for Audience Attending the Show)

Join Love2Dance for two street dance showcases featuring talented young people from Lewisham, alongside special guest artists and dance acts.

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

Illustration by Jessica Knight

 

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 5 Dec
TRICITY VOGUE, RUDE GRRL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Us Birds
Thu 7 Dec

Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Us Birds

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 14 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. Check the Albany website.