Join the Albany Mailing List
Box Office
020 8692 4446

What's on




Be the first to know about upcoming events by signing up to our mailing list.

Albany Playlist



Scroll down to see all of our programmed events.
If you're looking for one of our guest events, jump straight to the Albany Guestlist by clicking here


Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 25 Jan - Sun 10 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play, make and discover before or after watching the show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:Allsorts, The Takeover Season
Thu 26 Feb - Thu 2 Apr
Heart n Soul presents

Allsorts, The Takeover Season

Join us for Allsorts, Creative Sessions for adults with learning disabilities. Try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.

Image:Hatched: A New Work by Sophie Willan
Fri 6 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: A New Work by Sophie Willan

The Albany opens its studio to support two more artists as part of this season's Hatched. Join us to see their fresh new works-in-progress.

Image:Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining Experience
Fri 6 Mar
IN A PIKKLE PRESENTS

Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining Experience

If you think you know Caribbean food, prepare for your taste buds to be pushed and your palette thrilled. There will be no jerk chicken and rice and peas on offer, but instead, exciting unusual flavour combinations that will challenge your perceptions of Caribbean cuisine.

Image:Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls
Sat 7 Mar

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

The Wonder Stuff front man Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls perform tracks from their repertoire.

Image:Rosie's Magic Horse
Sun 8 Mar
PEACEFUL LION PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Rosie's Magic Horse

Peaceful Lion Productions presents Rosie's Magic Horse a brand new production based on the book by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 9 Mar
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Rove
Tue 10 Mar - Sun 22 Mar
J. FERGUS EVANS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LOWRY STUDIO AND THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Rove

For anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.

Image:The Red Chair
Wed 11 Mar - Thu 12 Mar
Clod Ensemble in association with Fuel Theatre presents

The Red Chair

Let us tell you a strange tale that did unfold someplace in the glum north o’the warld, where there lived a Man who could not stop eating, a Woman doomed to cook his meals and one ‘inveesible child'.

Image:Handa's Surprise
Sat 14 Mar
Little Angel Theatre presents

Handa's Surprise

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village.

Image:Monkey!
Sun 15 Mar
PUPPETCRAFT PRESENTS

Monkey!

The birth and comic adventures of a fantastical superhero. Hatched from a stone egg the mischievous Monkey can fly on a cloud, turn invisible and transform into anything…! 

Image:Black
Tue 17 Mar - Wed 18 Mar
20 STORIES HIGH PRESENTS

Black

Nikki doesn't think that her Dad is a racist…. He just cares deeply about his community… But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking…the local kids start lobbing stones… and her Dad starts laying down the law.

 

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 19 Mar
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling, Chill Pill, South London's coolest spoken word night returns full of brand new material, including tightly-spun tales inspired by the day's headlines, and the ever-popular Classics Corner.

Image:Eloisa is Under an Almond Tree (performed in English)
Fri 20 Mar
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Eloisa is Under an Almond Tree (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Image:Disco Kids: Pirate Party
Sun 22 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Pirate Party

Ahoy there mateys! Jump aboard the good ship Albany for this swashbuckling disco adventure.

Image:Chris Helme
Fri 27 Mar

Chris Helme

Indie legend, Chris Helme bring a wealth of songs and his truly special voice to the stage. 

Image:Chicken Licken
Sat 28 Mar
Dynamic New Animation presents

Chicken Licken

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey, but there's a shocking surprise… 

Image:The Boy Who Bit Picasso
Thu 9 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE AND UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENT

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

My name is Tony. When I was a little boy I had the most extraordinary friend… Pablo Picasso!

Image:THEN
Fri 10 Apr
Yve Blake & Co present

THEN

In October 2013, Yve Blake created the interactive website WhoWereWe.com where she asked strangers who do they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.

Image:Riot Jazz
Sat 11 Apr
RIOT JAZZ PRESENTS

Riot Jazz

A twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and wild jazz; MC Chunky fronts the brass-heavy jazz combo from Manchester.

 

Image:Bajan Soul Food and Music
Sun 12 Apr - Sun 14 Jun
IN A PIKKLE

Bajan Soul Food and Music

Join us for our Sunday brunch and boogie where we will be bringing the tastes, sounds and vibes of Barbados to SE8.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 13 Apr
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:This Other Island
Fri 17 Apr
THE COMPLETE WORKS & THE ALBANY PRESENT

This Other Island

This Other Island is a re-working of Aime Cesaire’s seminal anti-colonialist version of the Tempest, it weaves a tale of a fantasy land of poetry and dance now ruled by Shakespeare’s Caliban in which concepts of belonging, diversity and otherness are radically questioned. Featuring internationally known artists, including: playwright/poet Inua Ellams (2 sell out shows at the National Theatre), Malika Booker, Warsan Shire and dancers Sean Graham & Ella Mesma.

Image:Buttercup
Fri 17 Apr
Tom Wainwright presents

Buttercup

Buttercup is a half-cow half-woman from Lancashire... need we say more?!

Image:The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales
Sat 18 Apr
Theatre of Widdershins presents

The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales

On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalize and tease...

Image:Shh... Bang
Sun 19 Apr
PEUT-ETRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Shh... Bang

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise.

Image:Chewing the Fat
Tue 21 Apr - Wed 22 Apr
SELINA THOMPSON PRESENTS

Chewing the Fat

FAT! 

That's what I'm making a show about. My fat. Your fat, maybe. Fat.

Image:Emergency Story Penguin
Wed 22 Apr - Sun 26 Apr
DEP ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SLUNG LOW PRESENTS

Emergency Story Penguin

The Emergency Story Unit is a secret organisation that deploys at a moment's notice to wherever in the world there's a story emergency.

Image:The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian
Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
MARS.TARRAB PRESENTS

The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian

What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the '80s?

 

 

Image:My Son & Heir
Thu 23 Apr
Search Party presents

My Son & Heir

My Son & Heir is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.

Image:One Finger, One Thumb
Sat 25 Apr
Big Window Theatre Company presents

One Finger, One Thumb

Participatory theatre for very young children and their families, using live music, movement and exciting storytelling to take children on a journey and set their imaginations free.

Image:Bites:Remix
Fri 1 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Bites:Remix

Bites:Remix is 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:Family Circus Workshop
Sat 2 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Family Circus Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children.

 

Upswing presents their Family Circus Workshop. Come and learn how to fly and tumble in partnership with your child: bold, brave and bonding!

Image:Namvula
Sat 2 May
Joyful Noise presents

Namvula

Crossing boundaries with refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula's music draws you into different worlds, yet remains firmly rooted in Africa.

Image:Rapunzel
Sun 3 May
TUTTI-FRUTTI PRESENTS

Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl.  The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 7 May
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

Chill Pill are swiftly becoming part of the furniture here at the Albany, but instead of sinking into the sofa with a pip and slippers, they're working their socks off to bring you a selection of the finest spoken word poets and musicians in the land, as well as presenting brand spanking new material for every show.

Image:The Poetry Army
Thu 7 May
Brainfruit presents

The Poetry Army

When Pussy Riot mocked President Putin with their punk-prayer they were sentenced to hard labour in a Russian state prison...

Image:Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga
Fri 8 May
Juan Martín presents

Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga

Juan and Chaparro both come out of the Málaga tradition of flamenco and bring the pure, powerful and poetic art of today to their duo.

Image:The Feather Catcher
Sat 9 May
Filskit Theatre Company presents

The Feather Catcher

A fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers.

Image:The Journey Home
Sun 10 May
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

The Journey Home

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 11 May
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Benefit
Tue 12 May - Wed 13 May
Cardboard Citizens presents

Benefit

Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their addictions, their histories and their own sense of self.

Image:The Singing Hypnotist
Wed 13 May - Sat 16 May
CHRISTOPHER GREEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Singing Hypnotist

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under.  It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz, researched by Christopher Green, as part of being the first Artist in Residence at the British Library, and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

 

Image:Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life
Fri 15 May

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life

Tony Jameson feels he’s now at the mid-point of his life. He believes he’s achieved some good things in his life, but there’s still the nagging voice in the back of his head that wonders…'Could he have achieved more had he not spent the last 20 years playing video games?' 

Image:Disco Kids: Down on the Farm
Sun 17 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Down on the Farm

Jump on your tractors, round up your sheep and head to the Albany’s disco barn for an afternoon of farmyard fun.

Image:Mess
Tue 19 May - Wed 20 May
CAROLINE HORTON & CO AND CHINA PLATE PRESENT

Mess

Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

 

Image:From the Cradle to the Bin
Thu 21 May
Ship of Fools presents

From the Cradle to the Bin

From the Cradle to the Bin follows Mr. Whitey, an affable English gent, who will spend his final days living on the edge of a broken care system.

Image:Nina (performed in English)
Fri 22 May
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Nina (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright José Ramón Fernández.

Image:Omar
Sat 23 May
SHADES OF SOUL presents

Omar

After recently picking up an M.B.E for his outstanding contribution to the UK music scene, Omar returns to the Albany. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown, he has worked with all manner of musical legends including a certain Stevie, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, and Carleen Anderson. Omar’s latest album The Man is without doubt the strongest of his entire career, with his unique soul, funk, latin and reggae influences.

Image:Puss in Boots
Sat 23 May
Lyngo Theatre presents

Puss in Boots

With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts, come and see this classic furry tail. It’s the cat’s whiskers!

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 26 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Swing into summer with not one, but two opportunities to experience our unique, all-ages cabaret, where cakes meets comedy and tea pots brew poetry.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 29 May
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

Join us for The Squidz Club, a night for young people with learning disabilities ages 10-25, their friends and families.




Albany Guestlist



Looking a venue for a production or special event? If you would like to hire one of our performance spaces click here

Image:So U Think I'm Crazy?
Fri 20 Mar
Ekanem Hines presents

So U Think I'm Crazy?

'Who would have thought I would end up like this?'

Image:Simply the Best (A Tina Turner Tribute)
Fri 10 Apr
Platinum Entertainments presents

Simply the Best (A Tina Turner Tribute)

Starring Julie Nevada, one of the world's best Tina Turner impersonators, with her nine-piece band The Vintage Corporation and dance troupe The Absolute Dance Co.