The Albany needs your support

The current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has had a massive impact on our ability to generate income and we expect to lose over £900,000 this year. Despite the circumstances, we continued to work throughout the crisis, delivering projects for members of our community with our remote Meet Me and  young people’s programme and continued to support local artists and creatives. However, with lost income and reduced opportunities to generate revenue, the future is still far from certain and our vital work is at risk.

Even while closed to the public, we have still incurred significant costs. Our ageing building requires regular maintenance, including costly critical capital and electrical works.

A community hub for South East London

We are not only a venue for world- class theatre, live music and spoken word. For fifty-one weeks of the year we are also home to Meet Me, an award-winning arts programme for isolated older people run in association with Entelechy Arts. We’re home to a vibrant Youth Programme, unlocking the creativity of young people and supporting young people to collaborate, develop skills and become leaders of their own creative projects. We are home to 21 resident companies, providing office space and other facilities and working together as artistic collaborators and, partners to deliver our community programmes.

We have been grateful recipients of the help of community volunteers during the pandemic and felt the support of our audiences, many of whom opted for ticket credits over refunds.

But we need your help if we are going to continue our vital work with communities and remain an intrinsic part of South East London for another one hundred years or more.

You can support us by making a donation via the Crowdfunder page here.

Any amount really will make a difference.

To say thank you for your generosity, there are some one-of-a-kind rewards available to say thank you:

£10 or more
Albany Anchor

Everyone who donates to our campaign will appear on our Covid-19 Supporters Board and receive a shout-out online. Thank you – you are part of a community of people who are keeping our doors open.

£25 or more
Albany Admirer
Thank you so much for choosing to support the Albany. You will receive an exclusive, sustainably-made Albany tote bag.

£50 or more
Albany Activist

For your amazing donation you will receive a gift from our Community Garden… Jars of homemade Jumbleberry and Pumpkin & Ginger jam. Yum!

£150 or more
Albany Advocate

To say a massive thank you for backing our campaign, you will receive a vintage, A1-sized, limited-edition framed print from the Albany archives (pictured below).

    Albany vintage poster 2.        Albany vintage poster 1

£250 or more
Albany Change Activator

You’re a local hero and change-maker, because your donation will enable us to deliver an online programme for young people in Lewisham. We’ll give you a pair of tickets and drinks vouchers on us. Enjoy!

£500 or more
Albany Access Champion

Your gift directly supports the next generation. It will provide a class full of children with access to the Albany for the first time. We will invite you to come and see your donation in action, and have a tour around the Albany and garden. Thank you!

£1,000 or more
Ultimate Enabler

A place in time. Your unbelievable generosity will be recognised with a personalised plaque in our Community Garden. Thank you.

Donate here to the Crowdfunder and help support our future