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Scroll down to see the full list of programmed events here at the Albany and our two sister venues, Canada Water Culture Space and Deptford Lounge, as well as hired events taking place in our spaces.


Image:Uncover Theatre
Thu 2 Nov - Mon 16 Jul
The Albany

Uncover Theatre

Drama and performance workshops including dance, music, costume and set design for 8 – 13 year olds.

Image:Love2Dance
Thu 19 Apr - Mon 23 Jul
The Albany

Love2Dance

The Albany and Lewisham Homes present Love2Dance, street dance lessons for 8 - 18 year olds.

Image:Albany Young Creatives Masterclasses
Sat 28 Apr - Wed 11 Jul
The Albany presents

Albany Young Creatives Masterclasses

Masterclasses for emerging artists, producers and makers aged 16-30.

Image:Allsorts Around the World
Thu 17 May - Thu 21 Jun
Heart n Soul presents

Allsorts Around the World

Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.

Image:Ed Renshaw Music Award 2018
Fri 18 May - Thu 28 Jun
The Albany and Peter Conway Management in association with Youth Music

Ed Renshaw Music Award 2018

Helping Young Musicians resident in South East London to achieve their potential.

Image:Saturday Gardening Club
Sat 19 May - Sat 22 Sep
THE ALBANY

Saturday Gardening Club

Come along a learn some fundamental gardening skills!

Image:Creating Together
Mon 21 May - Mon 17 Dec
The Albany in partnership with Displace Yourself Theatre presents

Creating Together

Creating Together sessions are open to anyone 18+ who would benefit from a boost in confidence, exploring their creative potential and have an interest in working towards a more inclusive society.

Image:Get Growing
Tue 22 May - Tue 29 May
The Albany presents

Get Growing

Inter-generational gardening and nature activities in the Albany Garden

Image:Albany Gardening Club
Thu 24 May - Thu 20 Sep
The Albany presents

Albany Gardening Club

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday for our gardening club.

Image:Bare Lit 2018
Fri 25 May - Sun 27 May
Bare Lit Festival presents

Bare Lit 2018

Join us for Bare Lit 2018, a festival celebrating the work of writers, poets and journalists of colour!

Image:Outrageous! Performance workshop
Sun 27 May
IVO THEATRE PRESENTS

Outrageous! Performance workshop

Are you LGBTQ and of Asian heritage? Join us for a workshop exploring how we can stop self-editing, and start making art that reflects our own realities.

Image:PureGold
Wed 30 May - Fri 8 Jun
GOLDSMITHS PRESENTS

PureGold

As part of Goldsmiths Music's PureGold season, we present degree shows from students on the BMus in Popular Music

Image:Set and Costume Design Workshops
Thu 31 May - Fri 1 Jun
Uncover Theatre presents

Set and Costume Design Workshops

Set and Costume design workshops for May half term

Image:Spoken Word and Open Mic Night
Thu 7 Jun
MULTICULTURAL WRITERS' GROUP PRESENTS

Spoken Word and Open Mic Night

Join us in celebrating the creativity in our community

Image:The Road That Wasn’t There
Sat 9 Jun - Sun 10 Jun
ZANETTI PRODUCTIONS AND TRICK OF THE LIGHT PRESENT

The Road That Wasn’t There

An award-winning dark fairytale about a girl who followed a map of the edge of the world.

Image:Your Best Guess
Fri 15 Jun - Sat 16 Jun
MALA VOADORA AND CHRIS THORPE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARC STOCKTON PRESENT

Your Best Guess

An investigation into the way we bet on the future from mala voadora and Chris Thorpe.

Image:Tell Yours
Tue 19 Jun
LIVIA FILOTICO PRESENTS

Tell Yours

Eight of the country’s most dynamic emerging voices in storytelling are ready to take you someplace else with their spellbinding tales.

Image:The Last Word Festival: The Talk Show (a work in progress).
Wed 20 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
ROB AUTON PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: The Talk Show (a work in progress).

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. It is suitable for people who talk, have talked, it is also suitable for people who want to talk.

Image:The Last Word Festival
Wed 20 Jun - Sat 30 Jun
Roundhouse and the Albany present

The Last Word Festival

Celebrating fearless storytelling across London and beyond.

Image:The Last Word Festival: I Knew You
Thu 21 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: I Knew You

The highly anticipated second play from Birmingham-born writer and performer, Steven Camden aka Polarbear.

Image:Fest en Fest: Now That We Know
Fri 22 Jun
H2DANCE AND MATTHIAS SPERLING present

Fest en Fest: Now That We Know

What will change, if and when science discovers how our minds arise from our bodies?

Image:Fest en Fest: Strangers and Others
Fri 22 Jun
H2DANCE LTD PRESENTS

Fest en Fest: Strangers and Others

An immersive dance experience.

Image:Fest en Fest
Fri 22 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
H2DANCE PRESENTS

Fest en Fest

A new choreography festival with a difference.

Image:The Last Word Festival: Mixtape
Sat 23 Jun
SPEAKING VOLUMES PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: Mixtape

Rising stars of poetry Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson present a unique new show of poetry and music mosaics

Image:Fest en Fest: A Slow Escape
Sat 23 Jun
H2DANCE AND Karen Røise Kielland PRESENT

Fest en Fest: A Slow Escape

A scenic travel journal

Image:Fest en Fest: ME TOO
Sat 23 Jun
H2DANCE LTD and KRISITN RYG HELGEBOSTAD present

Fest en Fest: ME TOO

Imagine hearing movement and seeing sounds.

Image:Fest en Fest: Prologue
Sat 23 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
H2DANCE LTD, SÄFTSEN PRODUKTION AND NORRLANDSOPERAN present

Fest en Fest: Prologue

A game with both the syntax and the semantics of the body and it´s gestures

Image:Fest en Fest: Shadows of Tomorrow
Sat 23 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
H2DANCE LTD AND INGRI FIKSDAL PRESENT

Fest en Fest: Shadows of Tomorrow

An immersive experience of a psychedelic concert, with no music.

Image:Fest en Fest: No Title
Sun 24 Jun
H2DANCE LTD AND METTE EDVARDSEN present

Fest en Fest: No Title

No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space

Image:The Last Word Festival: The Unmaster
Tue 26 Jun
APPLES AND SNAKES & THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: The Unmaster

An electrifying performance by award-winning rapper and composer Dizraeli.

Image:The Last Word Festival: Trailers
Wed 27 Jun
APPLES AND SNAKES PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: Trailers

an explosive mix of 4 tasters of some of the best spoken word shows out in 2018.

Image:Nocturne
Wed 27 Jun - Fri 29 Jun
LIFT AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Nocturne

KRISTA BURĀNE AND ANDY FIELD

Image:The Last Word Festival: Suitman Jungle
Thu 28 Jun
NABOKOV PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: Suitman Jungle

Dance floors and trading floors. Amen breaks and coffee breaks. It's a Suitman’s Jungle and it's wise to Mind The Gap.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Fri 29 Jun
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

Mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives.

Image:Making It Work – How can we sustain and develop careers in spoken word and poetry?
Fri 29 Jun
PHRASED & CONFUSED PRESENTS

Making It Work – How can we sustain and develop careers in spoken word and poetry?

In many respects the spoken word and poetry scene appears to be thriving but is it actually possible to sustain a career as a spoken word artist and if so, how?

Image:The Last Word Festival: Heaux Noire
Sat 30 Jun
HEAUX NOIRE PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: Heaux Noire

Heaux Noire is a platform for Black and Brown womxn to share their stories through poetry and music.

Image:The Last Word Festival: Spoken Word Workshop with Francesca Beard - My Magic Brain
Sat 30 Jun
The Albany and Francesca Beard present

The Last Word Festival: Spoken Word Workshop with Francesca Beard - My Magic Brain

A spoken word workshop for families

Image:The Last Word Festival: Spoken Word Workshop with Francesca Beard - Let Me Tell You
Sat 30 Jun
The Albany and Francesca Beard present

The Last Word Festival: Spoken Word Workshop with Francesca Beard - Let Me Tell You

A spoken word workshop for the Over 60s

Image:The Last Word Festival: Talia Randall - Here and Now
Sun 1 Jul
TALIA RANDALL PRESENTS

The Last Word Festival: Talia Randall - Here and Now

A joyous and welcoming poetry event for women and trans* folk.

Image:Freelancers Breakfast Club
Tue 3 Jul - Tue 30 Oct
LEWISHAM EDUCATION ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS

Freelancers Breakfast Club

Do you work in participatory arts as a freelancer? Come and have breakfast with us!

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 6 Jul
HEART N SOUL PRESENTS

The Squidz Club

The club for young people with learning disabilities aged 10-25, their friends and families.

Image:CIRCULATE 2018
Sat 7 Jul - Sat 25 Aug
Circulate presents

CIRCULATE 2018

Five spectacular events over 4 weekends to mark the end of CIRCULATE

Image:CIRCULATE 2018: Steli
Sat 7 Jul
CIRCULATE AND STALKER TEATRO PRESENT

CIRCULATE 2018: Steli

A stunning, interactive and colourful performance.

Image:Dido And Aeneas
Mon 16 Jul - Fri 20 Jul
Blackheath Halls Opera presents

Dido And Aeneas

The annual Blackheath Halls Opera comes to the Albany!

Image:Albany Youth Showcase
Sun 22 Jul
THE ALBANY, LEWISHAM HOMES AND YOUTH FIRST PRESENT

Albany Youth Showcase

Join the Albany for an evening of young people, showcasing talent from Love2Dance and Uncover Theatre

Image:Youth Showcase Participation (for Children Performing)
Sun 22 Jul
THE ALBANY, LEWISHAM HOMES AND YOUTH FIRST PRESENT

Youth Showcase Participation (for Children Performing)

Our end of year youth showcase in partnership with Youth First and Lewisham Homes.

Image:Jumala
Thu 26 Jul - Sat 28 Jul
YiA

Jumala

A timely and timeless play exploring the pressing issues of social injustice

Image:Jude Starbeam
Sat 28 Jul
THE ALBANY AND ON THE BUTTON PRESENT

Jude Starbeam

A Work-In-Progress Performance. Written by Deanna Rodger and devised by the company.

Image:Bibi Crew: Get Raunchy
Sun 29 Jul
BIBI CREW PRESENTS

Bibi Crew: Get Raunchy

A raunchy rude ride through the carnal minds of BiBi Crew.

Image:Jude Starbeam: Interactive Workshop
Sun 29 Jul
THE ALBANY AND ON THE BUTTON PRESENT

Jude Starbeam: Interactive Workshop

Interactive workshop about how our brains work

Image:Summer Arts 2018: Garden Dance Party - Street Dance and Outdoor Fun
Mon 30 Jul - Fri 3 Aug
The Albany presents

Summer Arts 2018: Garden Dance Party - Street Dance and Outdoor Fun

5 day street dance and outdoor course for little ones.

Image:Summer Arts 2018
Mon 30 Jul - Sat 18 Aug
Lewisham homes and the Albany present

Summer Arts 2018

Interested in theatre, circus, street dance and street arts?

Image:Summer Arts 2018: Play Makers
Thu 2 Aug - Fri 3 Aug
The Albany and Sounds Like Chaos present

Summer Arts 2018: Play Makers

A two day theatre course for 12 - 16 year olds.

Image:Prayerfest 2018
Sat 4 Aug

Prayerfest 2018

Prayerfest is a Christian summer Prayer & Music Festival for young people, bringing together diverse youth & youth ministries from across London.

Image:Summer Arts 2018: Street Dance and Circus
Tue 7 Aug - Sat 11 Aug
Levantes Dance Theatre and the Albany presents

Summer Arts 2018: Street Dance and Circus

A week long course of acrobatics, breakdancing, dance and circus workshops for 8-11 year olds lead by Eleni Edipidi from Levantes Dance Theatre & Eric Mitchell.

Image:Summer Arts 2018: Uncover Theatre
Thu 9 Aug
Youth First and the Albany presents

Summer Arts 2018: Uncover Theatre

A day of drama and performance workshops for 9 - 13 year olds.

Image:CIRCULATE 2018: Belly Of The Whale
Sat 11 Aug
CIRCULATE, WITHOUT WALLS AND OCKHAM'S RAZOR PRESENT

CIRCULATE 2018: Belly Of The Whale

Circus meets sculpture in this exciting new outdoor show.

Image:Summer Arts 2018: The Kids Are Alright
Mon 13 Aug - Thu 16 Aug
Fuel, Encounter and the Albany presents

Summer Arts 2018: The Kids Are Alright

A unique opportunity to work on a new theatre-dance piece, The Kids Are Alright.

Image:Summer Arts 2018: Street Arts, Dance and Circus
Tue 14 Aug - Sat 18 Aug
Levantes Dance Theatre and the Albany present

Summer Arts 2018: Street Arts, Dance and Circus

An action-packed week long course of dance, circus, street dance and parkour workshops for adventurous young creatives lead by Eleni Edipidi from Levantes Dance Theatre & Eric Mitchell.

Image:CIRCULATE 2018: Conseqüències
Sat 18 Aug
CIRCULATE AND CIA MOVEO PRESENT

CIRCULATE 2018: Conseqüències

An award-winning, playful and acrobatic dance-piece.

Image:CIRCULATE 2018: D-Construction
Sat 18 Aug
CIRCULATE AND CIA DYPTIK PRESENT

CIRCULATE 2018: D-Construction

A thrilling and energetic hip-hop dance performance.

Image:CIRCULATE 2018: EXO
Sat 25 Aug
CIRCULATE AND MOTIONHOUSE PRESENT

CIRCULATE 2018: EXO

A stunning outdoor spectacle for dancers and JCB diggers.

Image:Pinocchio
Sun 2 Dec - Sat 29 Dec
Nearly There Yet in association with Proteus, the Albany and ARC Stockton present

Pinocchio

Jaw dropping circus, hilarious puppets, and a magical set and soundtrack combine in this new look at the well-known story.