Shows & events

A home for stories from the margins, the mainstream and everywhere in between

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The Little Prince
At the Albany

The Little Prince

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February, 11am & 2pm
For ages 5+
Children and adults will be transported to the world of the Little Prince with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic.
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Play Makers Performance
At the Albany

Play Makers Performance

Tue 18 Feb
For all ages
Brought to you by SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS and the Albany - this Play Makers 2020 performance is the culmination of two days of workshops, involving young people from across Lewisham.
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Space Plague at SMASHfestUK 2020
At Deptford Lounge

Space Plague at SMASHfestUK 2020

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February, various times
For ages 7+
Help scientists and engineers work out how to save the planet in the immersive adventure Space Plague!
From our friends
RP
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Drag Queen Story Time
At Canada Water Theatre

Drag Queen Story Time

Friday 21 February, 11am & 2pm
For ages 3+
Drag Queen Story Time is a fun, inclusive, storytelling session for children.
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Outside the Igloo
At the Albany

Outside the Igloo

Friday 21 – Saturday 22 February, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 5+
From the makers of the Chit Chat Chalk Show, join us for an interactive, icy adventure for young explorers. Sit amongst the set and performers to help three penguins on their amazing wintery journey.
RP
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A Party for the People of Deptford
At the Albany

A Party for the People of Deptford

Sunday 23 February, 11am - 10pm
For all ages
A day of free performance, food, music, activities, films and more at the Albany.
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An Albany for the Future
At the Albany

An Albany for the Future

Monday 24 February, 4.30pm - 7.30pm
We are planning a capital project to develop our building to ensure the Albany can continue to thrive and develop for future generations.
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Cabaret Playroom
At the Albany

Cabaret Playroom

Tuesday 25 February & Tuesday 28 April, 8pm
For ages 18+
Ground-breaking new cabaret co-curated by artists Tricity Vogue and Lisa Lee.
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Joygernaut
At Canada Water Theatre

Joygernaut

Thursday 27 February, 8pm
For ages 15+
Joygernaut incorporates eighteen months of research into the psychology, sociology and biology of kindness.
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CLS The Maple Tree
At Canada Water Theatre

CLS The Maple Tree

Friday 28 February, 1.30pm
For all ages
The Maple Tree invites anyone and everyone, from young children to older adults, to experience orchestral music.
RP
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Black Gay Ink Introducing
At the Albany

Black Gay Ink Introducing

Saturday 29 February, 7pm
For ages 16+
Black Gay Ink is a series of creative writing workshops for Black gay men.
BSL
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Losing the Night
At Canada Water Theatre

Losing the Night

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March, 8pm
For ages 14+
Cecilia Knapp explores the mental health crisis in the UK through the eyes of two everyday young people experiencing it on the front line.
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Pizza and Pitches Party
At the Albany

Pizza and Pitches Party

Wednesday 4 March, 7pm
For ages 12+
Have you ever wanted to have your say on a future Albany events? Now’s your chance at the Pizza and Pitches Party.
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South London Screendance
At the Albany

South London Screendance

Friday 6 March, 7pm - 8.15pm
For ages 12+
An evening of international dance short films, exploring the unique interplay between movement of body and camera.
From our friends
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Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
At the Albany

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Sunday 8 March, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 5+
A thrilling story told through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits.
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Women and Other Exhibits
At Canada Water Theatre

Women and Other Exhibits

Tuesday 10 March, 1pm
For ages 14+
With live music and story-telling, talented cellist/singer-songwriter, Chloe Bezer, weaves new tales from old threads, inspired by a bloated walrus and a carnally reticent jellyfish.
RP
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Levitation
At Canada Water Theatre

Levitation

Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm (doors)
Levitation presents its latest ensemble: Bronze Choir.
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Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party Remix
At the Albany

Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party Remix

Saturday 14 March, 7.30pm
For ages 16+
Poet and local resident Inua Ellams brings a brand-new open mic version of his R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party to the Albany for Deptford Literature Festival.
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Deptford Literature Festival
At the Albany

Deptford Literature Festival

Saturday 14 March
Taking place at locations around Deptford, Deptford Literature Festival will celebrate the diversity and creativity of South East London.
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My Mother Said I Never Should
At Canada Water Theatre

My Mother Said I Never Should

Friday 20 March, 7.30pm & Saturday 21 March, 2pm & 7.30pm
For ages 13+
A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family.
AD BSL CAP RP
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Deptford Live!
At Deptford Lounge

Deptford Live!

Saturday 21 March, 12pm – 4pm
For all ages
Deptford Live! is our local community’s chance to take centre stage, share a skill, meet other local creative people and have a free, fun, family friendly day out!
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The Legendary
At the Albany

The Legendary

Sunday 29 March, 2pm & 6pm
For ages all Ages
Local young people from Love2Dance bring you a brand new hip-hop dance theatre show.
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Dust
At the Albany

Dust

Tuesday 14 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 4+
Written by acclaimed award winning children’s author Laura Dockrill, Dust uses exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory.
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Comedy Club 4 Kids
At Canada Water Theatre

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Wednesday 15 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 6+
Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best comedians from the UK and world circuit to do what they do best for an audience of children and their families… without the rude bits!
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Medicine’s Monsterous Daughters
At Canada Water Theatre

Medicine’s Monsterous Daughters

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April, 7.30pm
For ages 14+
Two powerful plays, inspired by real life events, woven together across time.
BSL
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Earwax
At Canada Water Theatre

Earwax

Thursday 23 April, 8pm
For ages 14+
Earwax is a space for womxn artists to experiment and make noise.
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Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020
At the Albany

Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020

Friday 24 April, 7.30pm
For ages 12+
Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure.
From our friends
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Pirates Chopped My Willy Off
At the Albany

Pirates Chopped My Willy Off

Friday 24 April, 4pm
For ages 14+
An exuberant, confessional and hilarious piece told by rising experimental North/South comedy duo: Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey.
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Puss in Boots
At the Albany

Puss in Boots

Sunday 26 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Would you trust a talking cat?
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Slime (Deptford Lounge)
At Deptford Lounge

Slime (Deptford Lounge)

Tuesday 28 April, 12pm & 2pm
For ages under 5s
Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious and surreal show.
BSL RP
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Steam Down Vision
At the Albany

Steam Down Vision

Wednesday 29 April & Wednesday 27 May, 7.30pm (doors)
Born and bred in Deptford the Collective comes home to the Albany for a new series in 2020.
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National Theatre Connections 2020
At the Albany

National Theatre Connections 2020

Tue 5 – Sat 9 May
The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.
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ARRAY
At the Albany

ARRAY

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm (doors) & Saturday 16 May 6.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Using a cutting-edge speaker dome and specially engineered spatialised sound, ARRAY plunges you into a universe of music, colour, and movement alongside some of London’s most electric acts.
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ARRAY: Friday
At the Albany

ARRAY: Friday

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Dan Samsa.
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ARRAY: Saturday
At the Albany

ARRAY: Saturday

Saturday 16 May, 6.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Simon Deacon (Goldsmiths) and Tom Slater (Call & Response).
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Plot 17
At the Albany

Plot 17

Sunday 17 May, 3pm
For ages 7+
A hip-hop garden festival for families.
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Within Sight
At Canada Water Theatre

Within Sight

Thursday 21 May, 8pm
For ages 12+
Within Sight is a multimedia one-woman show about running, disability and the Paralympics.
BSL CAP RP
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Goldfish: A-Work-in-Progress
At the Albany

Goldfish: A-Work-in-Progress

Friday 22 May, 7pm
For ages 16+
Building on the book of the same name, to be released by Outspoken Press in 2020, Adam Kammerling presents a dance, poetry and theatre show exploring Judaism, trauma and heavy metal.
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Slime (Canada Water Theatre)
At Canada Water Theatre

Slime (Canada Water Theatre)

Saturday 23 May, 12pm & 2pm
For ages under 5s
Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious and surreal show.
BSL RP
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Errol’s Garden
At the Albany

Errol’s Garden

Friday 29 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
A brand new interactive children’s musical, exploring community, imagination and a passion for plants. Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination.
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Sweet Dreams
At Canada Water Theatre

Sweet Dreams

Saturday 30 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love sleep there is something in this show for you.
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No Place Like Home
At Canada Water Theatre

No Place Like Home

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 June, 8pm
For ages 15+
No Place Like Home is a solo performance fusing spoken word, music and video projection.