This work is vital, daring and captivating – we are supporting artists to push boundaries and challenge what we might expect. As a result, most of the events will be difficult to give labels or put into boxes. Just like people are.

We believe the majority of ‘real’ rebels are ambitious and bold individuals trying to shake up the status quo and create positive change. This has been an aspiration for the Albany over
the last 40 years and we hope it’s reflected in what you see here.

Last year we put out an open invitation to commission four artists to create something new for Rebels. We were overwhelmed with the response – over 100 ideas for new, urgent, radical work – so much so we commissioned six artists and are supporting another nine. We’re opening this up further now with our Rebels Legacy Commission – questioning who should be making these choices and handing over the decision making to you.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved across the season: shows and events across our three venues and beyond – encompassing theatre, spoken word, music, visual arts and more, alongside a pay-what-you-decide workshop and talks programme.

We can’t wait to see you there.

Gavin Barlow (CEO), Linda Bloomfield and Rachel Nelken (REBELS Producers).