We work with the most innovative artists at any stage of their careers, and offer opportunities for emerging artists, audiences, and participants to engage in a number of ways: from shows and events in our venues to our award-winning participation programmes for all ages.

Explore our approaches to the programme, past shows and our programming policy in this section of the website. Visit the artists section to look at current opportunities and current and past artistic collaborators.

Please note we are now fully programmed at the Albany until Autumn 2020 and are going through a major programme review moving towards more community led models of programming and developing work. We will be publishing more details of this later in the year. The exception to this is the new music and family programmes which will continue throughout.

We have limited availability for 2020 at our Canada Water Theatre and are interested in small-scale theatre, music and spoken word which falls within the artistic policy.

Our current programming priorities are:

  • Companies that are looking to develop ongoing residency relationships with communities local and integral to the Albany
  • Musicians and Artists particularly coming out of the South London music Scene, who have a developing audience
  • Shows suitable for children and families, usually ages 3-8, particularly those that represent diverse communities
  • At Canada Water in 2020, work which falls within the Mayflower themes – please read more about the Mayflower celebrations and funding opportunity by following this link. 

Please be aware that we are a very small team and are not always able to travel to see work, but if you give us 4-6 weeks’ notice we will have a better chance of getting there. As per Gavin’s blog Five Steps to a Fairer Deal we will respond to every direct enquiry we receive, though please bear in mind this can take a few weeks due to the volume of emails we receive.

Top image shows Uchenna Dance’s The Head Wrap Diaries. Photo Foteini Christofilopoulou.