Canada Water Theatre

As part of an innovative partnership with Southwark Council, the 150-seat theatre at Canada Water Library is managed and programmed by the Albany with a range of events and performances for all ages.

The Albany also manage the suite of six meeting rooms that are available for hire and the onsite café.

Designed by world renowned architect Piers Gough, partner at CZWG architects, the Canada Water Library opened in November 2011.

The library incorporates a range of cultural and community facilities, reflecting Southwark Council’s ambition to put libraries at the heart of community life.


Top image shows Canada Water Library viewed from outside. Photo Gary Black.

How to get here

Canada Water Library is directly above Canada Water station which has step free access: 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR

By tube and train: Canada Water (Jubilee line or Overground )

By bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12.


Canada Water Station has step free access.

The Theatre and Library have step free access, ground floor toilets including accessible toilets and baby change. There are lifts to the first floor where disabled adult change facilities are available.

Assistance animals can be brought into any of our spaces.

Limited disabled parking is available close to the library.

For more information on accessibility visit the theatre Visit Us page here

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
We are open in the evenings and on Sundays in line with shows and events.