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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:The Albany Gardening Club
Wed 27 Apr - Wed 26 Oct

The Albany Gardening Club

Help us to make the Albany garden a beautiful and relaxing place for everyone - plant seeds, enjoy free workshops, tell us what you’d like to see in the garden and learn more about planting, gardening and growing.

 

Image:Allsorts
Thu 11 Aug - Thu 6 Oct
Heart n Soul

Allsorts

Heart n Soul’s Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new creative activities, meet new people and have fun. You decide what to do.

Image:London’s Burning (part of HOTHOUSE)
Fri 2 Sep
WHITE RABBIT PRESENTS

London’s Burning (part of HOTHOUSE)

On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, local storytellers White Rabbit and London Dreamtime team up to tell the tales and play the songs of all the fires in our city. 

Image:Block
Sat 3 Sep
Circulate and the Albany present A new show by NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse

Block

What happens when dance and circus collide? When they converge, rub against each other, blend into one another? Twenty oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore.

Image:Love2Dance
Sat 10 Sep - Mon 28 Nov
The Albany

Love2Dance

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

Image:Rice Paper Tales
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 17 Sep
TRIKHON THEATRE AND HOTHOUSE PRESENT

Rice Paper Tales

Rice Paper Tales brings beautiful Vietnamese folk tales to life. This is a chance for you and your little ones to experience uniquely alternative fairy tales.

Image:PureGold: MMus Degree Shows
Tue 13 Sep - Thu 15 Sep
Goldsmiths Music Department

PureGold: MMus Degree Shows

As part of the Department of Music's PureGold season, we present degree shows from students on the MMus in Popular Music course.

Image:Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara: Mvetkora
Sat 17 Sep
London African Music Festival presents

Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara: Mvetkora

The 14th London African Music Festival presents Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara bringing their magical collaboration, in which they play two ancient string instruments (mvet and kora) to London. 

Image:Disco Kids: Under the Sea
Sun 18 Sep
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Under the Sea

Calling all fishy friends to the dance floor!

Image:Albany Young Creatives
Wed 21 Sep - Sat 3 Dec
The Albany

Albany Young Creatives

Are you aged 16-25?

 

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

Image:Namvula
Wed 21 Sep
London African Music Festival presents

Namvula

The 14th London African Music Festival presents NAMVULA (Zambia/UK) who fuses the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London’s eclectic music scene. 

Image:Noise Report
Fri 23 Sep

Noise Report

Noise Report create immersive club nights where artists experiment with video, music and other art forms.

Image:Femi Temowo: The Music Is The Feeling
Sat 24 Sep
London African Music Festival presents

Femi Temowo: The Music Is The Feeling

The 14th London African Music Festival presents Femi Temowo. Femi Temowo is a Nigerian-born British jazz guitarist, musical director, producer and broadcaster described by Time Out magazine as 'one of Europe's finest and most sought after guitarists.'

Image:The Girl and the Giraffe
Sun 25 Sep
HALF MOON & FLOODS OF INK PRESENT

The Girl and the Giraffe

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe!

 

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 25 Sep - Sun 13 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities: dig, grow, play and discover before or after watching a show in the theatre.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 1 Oct
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the SE postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians. 

Image:Meet Me at the Fun Palace
Sun 2 Oct
THE ALBANY AND ENTELECHY ARTS PRESENT

Meet Me at the Fun Palace

Now in its third year, the national Fun Palaces campaign is an international celebration of arts and sciences. Once again, Meet Me at the Albany elders, artists and volunteers take over the Albany theatre for an afternoon of curious creativity and eclectic entertainment.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 4 Oct
TRICITY VOGUE, RUDE GRRL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. 

Image:Muhammad Ali and Me
Thu 6 Oct - Sat 15 Oct
MOJISOLA ADEBAYO PRESENTS

Muhammad Ali and Me

By Mojisola Adebayo and the Ali Collective

 

Performed in memory and celebration of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest, 1942-2016.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 6 Oct

Chill Pill

Chill Pill are one of the top poetry collectives in the UK. Their showcases at the Albany are unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious.

Image:The Voices of Black Folks
Thu 6 Oct - Sun 9 Oct
DUO Arts & Edutainment presents

The Voices of Black Folks

The Voices of Black Folks looks at the sacrifice of three dynamic descendents of Africa, in their fight for freedom from the horrors of slavery.

Image:Future Film Night
Fri 7 Oct
HOTHOUSE PRESENTS

Future Film Night

Explore the future on the silver screen with a night of short films from Hothouse artists and guest filmmakers.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 8 Oct
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:Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids
Sat 8 Oct

Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids

Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation. He’s won so many awards and fantastic reviews and he’s only just celebrated his 6th birthday (for the tenth year in a row)! He’s also a published author and has done lots of television stuff, like The Royal Variety Performance, The Slammer (CBBC) and Little Howard’s Big Question (BBC1) – yes, he’s even had his own television show!

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 9 Oct - Sun 20 Nov
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Circus Family Workshop

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

Image:Black Umfolosi
Tue 11 Oct

Black Umfolosi

Inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, Black Umfolosi performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance.

Image:Holy Moly and the Crackers
Fri 14 Oct

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece ‘gypsy folk ‘n’ roll’ band from the UK. Influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists, their sound combines punk, ska, reggae, folk, blues, honky-tonk and Balkan.

Image:Hatched: Twentyfirst Century Chorus: From Noting 1
Fri 14 Oct
The Albany presents

Hatched: Twentyfirst Century Chorus: From Noting 1

New movement based theatre work devised from notes and ideas about media representation of current issues. Director Struan Leslie makes ensemble and chorus based work about current issues and ideas.

Image:A Pocket Full of Grimms
Sat 15 Oct
STORY POCKET THEATRE PRESENTS

A Pocket Full of Grimms

Let the magical Storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. Featuring Hansel and Gretel, the original Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more. 

Image:A Pocket Full of Grimms
Sun 16 Oct
STORY POCKET THEATRE PRESENTS

A Pocket Full of Grimms

Let the magical Storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. Featuring Hansel and Gretel, the original Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more. 

Image:Dance Double Bill: No Man is an Island and O Snap
Tue 18 Oct - Wed 19 Oct
ARCH 8 DANCERS PRESENTS

Dance Double Bill: No Man is an Island and O Snap

A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with the Albany, artsdepot, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, and Watermans, with The Broadway and the Unicorn Theatre.

Image:Hatched: PERKY: A Bra Project
Fri 21 Oct
The Albany presents

Hatched: PERKY: A Bra Project

We wonder why so many women wear an ill-fitting bra? Why do some women not wear a bra at all? Do women have to wear a bra?

Image:The Girl and the Giraffe
Sat 22 Oct
HALF MOON & FLOODS OF INK PRESENT

The Girl and the Giraffe

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe!

Image:Snow Play
Sun 23 Oct
LYNGO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Snow Play

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? You would have icicles in the kitchen and snow all over your bed! Well that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the weather or the time of year!

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: LOVE
Tue 25 Oct
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: LOVE

Beware of Cupid’s arrow when you step into our next 21st Century Tea Dance. We’re serving up an aphrodisiac cocktail to celebrate LOVE.

Image:Underneath a Magical Moon
Wed 26 Oct - Thu 27 Oct
TUTTI FRUTTI IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH YORK THEATRE ROYAL

Underneath a Magical Moon

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air...


 

Image:BRRR!
Fri 28 Oct - Sat 29 Oct
PROTEUS PRESENTS

BRRR!

Steve has a problem, a very peculiar problem…and he needs your help. You see, Steve is cold, very, very - BRRR! - cold. But why is that such a peculiar problem?

Image:An Evening for Ed
Sat 29 Oct
THE ALBANY AND PETER CONWAY MANAGEMENT PRESENT

An Evening for Ed

The Albany are delighted to host the third bi-annual An Evening for Ed, a fundraiser in memory of the acclaimed guitarist Ed Renshaw who died tragically young. The profits from the evening will help fund the Ed Renshaw Award, set up in his memory to help support young musicians from South East London.

Image:Disco Kids: Haunted House
Sun 30 Oct
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Haunted House

Welcome to our scare-tastic Halloween special!

Image:Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion
Tue 1 Nov - Sat 12 Nov
BELARUS FREE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENT

Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion

Tomorrow I was Always a Lion is a captivating theatrical investigation into the nature of psychosis and recovery. Based on the extraordinary memoir by Arnhild Lauveng, it tells a unique personal story of living with and recovering from schizophrenia – a contentious prognosis that challenges our perception and understanding of the condition.

Image:Penguin! Elephant!
Sat 5 Nov
Goblin Presents

Penguin! Elephant!

Penguin is a little bit selfish. Penguin loves fish fingers, but never shares them. Everything is black and white and that’s just the way Penguin likes it. Until one day Elephant turns up. Elephant is big. Elephant is messy. Elephant likes lots of colour everywhere. However will Penguin cope!?

Image:Give Me Back My Broken Night
Wed 9 Nov - Fri 11 Nov
UNINVITED GUESTS, CIRCUMSTANCE AND HOTHOUSE PRESENT

Give Me Back My Broken Night

Produced by Fuel

 

Combining theatre, technology and a cinematic soundtrack, Give Me Back My Broken Night takes you on a walk through the city streets, inviting you to imagine the future of your area and see it appear before your eyes.

Image:Penguin! Elephant!
Sun 13 Nov
Goblin Presents

Penguin! Elephant!

Penguin is a little bit selfish. Penguin loves fish fingers, but never shares them. Everything is black and white and that’s just the way Penguin likes it. Until one day Elephant turns up. Elephant is big. Elephant is messy. Elephant likes lots of colour everywhere. However will Penguin cope!?

Image:The Residents
Mon 14 Nov - Sat 3 Dec
TEATRO VIVO IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENT

The Residents

A site-specific ghost story staged in real homes across South London.

Image:Underneath a Magical Moon
Sat 19 Nov
TUTTI FRUTTI PRESENTS

Underneath a Magical Moon

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air...

Image:BRRR!
Sun 20 Nov
PROTEUS PRESENTS

BRRR!

Steve has a problem, a very peculiar problem…and he needs your help. You see, Steve is cold, very, very - BRRR! - cold. But why is that such a peculiar problem?

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 25 Nov
HEART N SOUL PRESENTS

The Squidz Club

The Squidz Club is a night for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10 - 25), their friends and families.

Image:Sean Taylor
Sat 26 Nov

Sean Taylor

‘A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch.’ GUARDIAN

Image:Pat-a-Cake Baby
Sat 26 Nov
LONG NOSE PUPPETS PRESENT

Pat-a-Cake Baby

 Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time! Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs!

Image:Love2Dance Showcase
Sun 27 Nov
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 dance acts.

Image:Santa's Sci-Fi Salon
Fri 2 Dec
HOTHOUSE PRESENTS

Santa's Sci-Fi Salon

White Rabbit invite you to a Yuletide knees-up with short stories about the future, time travelling poets, visiting aliens and mini-science presentations, plus lots of surprises.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 2 Dec
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

BITES: Remix

Kick-off your party season with the freshest circus acts and artistic collaborations around. From juggling with jokes to Cyr wheel with spoken word, Bites: Remix brings together the most unlikely artforms for the ultimate good-night-out.

Image:Destination Deptford
Sat 3 Dec
Albany Young Creatives

Destination Deptford

In the spirit of the season the Albany Young Creatives want to give back to you! Join us as we uncover the cultural and social history of Deptford. 

Image:Winter Spectacular!
Sat 3 Dec
HOTHOUSE PRESENTS

Winter Spectacular!

Join us for a day of free festive fun for the whole family at Deptford’s own Winter Spectacular. Deptford Lounge will be transformed for the festive season with craft stalls, workshops, storytelling, holiday film screenings and much more.

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:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 6 Dec
TRICITY VOGUE, RUDE GRRL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. 

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 15 Dec

Chill Pill: The Big One

Join us for The Big One: a festive shindig of epic proportions.

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.