The Albany

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century.

We present a huge range of shows, events and participation opportunities each year, across art forms and for all ages and tastes.

The Albany has four performance spaces, including its unique central performance space, with a capacity of 300 seated and 500 for standing events. Our other facilities include a café bar, rehearsal and meeting rooms for hire, and office space.

We are a registered charity and a social enterprise, earning 60% of our own income which we reinvest in our programme and building.


Top image shows the Albany viewed from Douglas Way. Photo David Grandorge.

How to get here

The Albany is located in the heart of Deptford, just off the high street: Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG

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We are 250m from Deptford Station (National Rail), around a 2-minute walk.

We are 450m from New Cross Station (National Rail and Overground), around a 7-minute walk.

We are 700m from Deptford Bridge Station (DLR), around a 9-minute walk.

All of these stations have step free access to all platforms via lifts.

There are multiple bus routes serving the area, including the 171, 172, 177, 47, 53 and 453. Please use to plan your journey.

We can offer bicycle storage in the Albany Garden during our opening hours. You may leave your cycle in the rack at your own risk.


The Albany’s box office, theatre, studios and café are all on the ground floor, as well as some of our meeting rooms. We have fully accessible toilets on the ground floor. There is lift access to the first floor meeting rooms, offices and bar.

Deptford, New Cross and Deptford Bridge stations have step free access to all platforms via lifts.

Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building. There are nearby free parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in Frankham Street car park. There is free on-street parking on Watson Street and Octavius Street.

The nearest drop-off point for cars and taxis is on Idonia Street.

Assistance animals can be brought into any of our spaces.

For more information on accessibility visit our Accessibility page.


Opening Times

Our Reception and CaffA are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am – 3pm.

On Saturdays we are open between 10am – 3pm.

Our sister venue, Deptford Lounge, is usually open until later. 

May Bank Holiday closures: We will be closed on Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May 2024.