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Albany Playlist



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:Albany Gardening Club
Wed 8 Feb - Thu 28 Jun
The Albany

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:7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class
Wed 8 Feb - Wed 11 Apr

7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class

A weekly punching, kicking and footwork class, learn basic movement and striking patterns along with a healthy dose of mobility and Qi Gong.

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 – 18 year olds.

Image:Love2Dance
Sat 6 Jan - Sat 24 Mar
The Albany

Love2Dance

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

Image:Albany Young Creatives
Wed 24 Jan - Sat 24 Mar
The Albany presents

Albany Young Creatives

The Albany Young Creatives are a collective of interdisciplinary artists and producers aged 16 to 25 who create original work and platforms to showcase young artists.

Image:Lewisham Live: Chill Pill Urban Music and Spoken Word Project
Thu 1 Feb - Thu 22 Mar
Chill Pill in partnership with Arts Train as part of Lewisham Live

Lewisham Live: Chill Pill Urban Music and Spoken Word Project

Tune in with our new project exclusively for teenagers who want to dip your toe in the urban music and rap scene.

Image:Get Growing
Tue 13 Feb - Tue 27 Mar
The Albany presents

Get Growing

Inter-generational gardening and nature activities in the Albany Garden

Image:Creating Together
Mon 19 Feb - 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:Dead and Breathing
Tue 20 Feb - Sat 3 Mar
ARCH 468, UNITY THEATRE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Dead and Breathing

European Premiere. Dead and Breathing is an unexpectedly funny tale of morality and mortality that pits the right to die against the right to live on your own terms.

Image:Luca Rutherford’s Political Party
Thu 22 Feb
ARC STOCKTON PRESENTS

Luca Rutherford’s Political Party

Luca’s confused, overwhelmed and feels stupid about politics. So she’s throwing a party. A political party.

Image:Allsorts
Thu 22 Feb - Thu 29 Mar
Heart n Soul present

Allsorts

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

Image:Tom Thumb
Sat 24 Feb
LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS

Tom Thumb

CBeebies Patrick Lynch brings this classic story to life in a playful show

Image:Noisy Holiday
Sun 4 Mar
KID CARPET AND THE NOISY ANIMALS PRESENT

Noisy Holiday

A lively show containing a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 6 Mar - Tue 15 May
TRICITY VOGUE AND LISA LEE PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Hatched: GOOGLEFEET
Fri 9 Mar
SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS

Hatched: GOOGLEFEET

Works and Ideas in progress ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Hatched: Jan Blake, Raymond Sereba & Kouame Sereba
Fri 9 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Jan Blake, Raymond Sereba & Kouame Sereba

Works and Ideas ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Noisy Holiday
Sat 10 Mar
KID CARPET AND THE NOISY ANIMALS PRESENT

Noisy Holiday

A lively show containing a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation.

Image:XLP Arts Showcase
Sat 10 Mar
XLP presents

XLP Arts Showcase

XLP presents an energetic and exciting showcase, bringing together local talented young people from secondary schools across Lewisham.

Image:Tidy Up
Sun 11 Mar
PEUT-ÊTRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go.

Image:Mia: Daughters of Fortune
Wed 14 Mar
MIND THE GAP PRESENTS

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society.

Image:The Cloud
Sun 18 Mar
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

The Cloud

A brand new dance theatre production by young people age 11 to 16 from Love2Dance.

Image:The Head Wrap Diaries
Tue 20 Mar - Fri 23 Mar
UCHENNA DANCE PRESENTS

The Head Wrap Diaries

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair.

Image:The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse
Fri 23 Mar
Absolute Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro present

The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse

The end of the world is nigh! Well, maybe.

Image:Lewisham Live! We Didn't Start the Fire?
Sat 24 Mar
ALBANY YOUNG CREATIVES PRESENTS

Lewisham Live! We Didn't Start the Fire?

Young artists and producers from the Albany present an astonishing night of music and dance as part of Lewisham Live!

Image:Library Lion
Sun 25 Mar
UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENTS

Library Lion

Adapted by Untied Artists from the award winning book by Michelle Knudsen.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 29 Mar
STORY JAM PRESENTS

Story Jam

6 storytellers, 6 myths, 1 winner, 0 f*cks. A mad night of mythology where six storytellers have 15 minutes to pit their myth against one another.

Image:Lewisham Live: Chill Pill Urban Music Sharing
Thu 29 Mar
The Albany and Arts Train present 

Lewisham Live: Chill Pill Urban Music Sharing

Tune in for a night of urban music and spoken word.

Image:Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony
Tue 3 Apr - Wed 4 Apr
MAKIN PROJECTS PRESENTS

Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony

Join Tweedy the clown and Ludvink Loyal for a musical afternoon of fun!

Image: Circus and Acrobatics Course
Fri 6 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES WITH ALULA CYR PRESENT

Circus and Acrobatics Course

A four day course for 11-16 year olds to develop skills in acrobatics and circus

Image:Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids
Sat 7 Apr
MORGAN & WEST PRESENT

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids

Do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Image:Slap and Tickle
Tue 10 Apr
LIZ AGGISS PRESENTS

Slap and Tickle

An award winning, dark and ribald physical commentary on social mores and sexual taboos.

Image:HYENA
Thu 12 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
ALULA CYR PRESENTS

HYENA

HYENA explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics, dance and song.

Image:Hatched: Inky Cloak
Fri 13 Apr
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Inky Cloak

Works and Ideas in progress ‘hatched’ at the Albany.

Image:Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards
Sun 15 Apr
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards

Our fab disco for under 7s returns!

Image:Who Wants to Live Forever?
Wed 18 Apr - Thu 19 Apr
CHERYL MARTIN PRESENTS

Who Wants to Live Forever?

A show about one woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars, and for her lost baby brother.

Image:Border Tales
Thu 19 Apr
PROTEIN PRESENTS

Border Tales

Following a phenomenal run to sold-out audiences Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, award-winning company Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 19 Apr
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

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

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 21 Apr
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

A genre busting night of experimental music featuring a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

Image:Bright Sparks
Sat 21 Apr
FILSKIT THEATRE PRESENTS

Bright Sparks

A humorous, playful and visually exciting original play for children.

Image:Grandad's Island
Sun 22 Apr
ENGINE HOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH YORK THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT

Grandad's Island

A heart-warming adventure filled with songs and laughter.

Image:You've Got Dragons
Sat 28 Apr
TAKING FLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

You've Got Dragons

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons.

Image:The Tale of the Cockatrice
Sun 29 Apr
MUMBLECRUST THEATRE PRESENTS

The Tale of the Cockatrice

A dark, winding fable for monster lovers young and old.

Image:Cathy
Tue 1 May - Sat 5 May
CARDBOARD CITIZENS PRESENTS

Cathy

Following it’s 5* hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Cathy returns to London.

Image:NT Connections at the Albany
Wed 9 May - Sat 12 May
NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL PRESENTS

NT Connections at the Albany

The 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Image:Talk in a Bit
Thu 10 May
HANNAH SILVA PRESENTS

Talk in a Bit

Talk in a Bit is the debut record by poet, writer and performer Hannah Silva.

Image:You've Got Dragons
Sun 13 May
TAKING FLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

You've Got Dragons

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons.

Image:Yvette
Thu 17 May - Sat 19 May
CHINA PLATE PRESENTS

Yvette

Based a true story, Yvette is a one woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

Image:Shackleton's Cat
Sat 19 May
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA PRESENTS

Shackleton's Cat

The latest in ETO’s award-winning strand of operas for young people.

Image:Shackleton's Cat
Sun 20 May
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA PRESENTS

Shackleton's Cat

The latest in ETO’s award-winning strand of operas for young people.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: Time Travel
Tue 22 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: Time Travel

A tea dance with a difference.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 24 May
STORY JAM PRESENTS

Story Jam

Stand-up storytelling and music, with a different line-up each time.

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: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: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.