The Albany

 
 
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The AlbanyOriginally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early 1970s that the theatre in its current guise really got going when a fringe theatre group set up home here under the direction of Paul Curno. The community work and performing arts programme set up then still runs in much the same way at The Albany today. Following a fire and the destruction of the old Albany Empire in the 1970s Prince Charles laid the foundation stone in Douglas Way for a purpose built centre. The new Albany was officially opened by its new patron, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982 and, thanks to improvements in 2001 by the Art of Regeneration, a project run by the education department of the Royal National Theatre, continues to thrive today.

 

The Albany events

 
BITES: RemixBITES: RemixUpswing and The Albany present a cabaret of unusual artistic collaborations from the worlds of music, dance, theatre, comedy and spoken word.2015-05-01T19:30:00+01002015-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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BITES: Remix
Circus WorkshopCircus WorkshopTake part in this circus workshop with numerous props including lots of flags, banners and bunting as well as a giant tepee or gazebo.2015-05-02T12:00:00+01002015-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Circus Workshop
RapunzelRapunzelPresented by tutti frutti, Rapunzel is a story about a girl who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things that she loves. For children aged 3 years plus and their families.2015-05-03T13:00:00+01002015-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Rapunzel
Chill Pill The Big OneChill Pill The Big OneA mixed programme featuring new material from the Chill Pill combo, alongside spoken word artists, poets and musicians.2015-05-07T20:00:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Chill Pill The Big One
AlaskaAlaskaA solo show, featuring poetry and spoken word by poet and playwright Cheryl Martin, about the struggle of being in control of emotions.2015-05-08T19:30:00+01002015-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Alaska
The Journey HomeThe Journey HomeThe acclaimed children's book by award-winning author Frann Preston-Gannon, is brought to life through puppetry, lyrical music and transformative design.2015-05-10T13:00:00+01002015-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Journey Home
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret PlayroomA space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.2015-05-11T20:00:00+01002015-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Cabaret Playroom
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret Playroom2015-05-11T20:00:00+01002015-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Cabaret Playroom
The Singing HypnotistThe Singing HypnotistChristopher Green and The Albany present a contemporary cabaret-style performance which mixes comedy, hypnotism and song.2015-05-13T20:00:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Singing Hypnotist
Disco Kids: Down on the FarmDisco Kids: Down on the FarmJump on your tractors, round up your sheep and head to the Albany's disco barn for an afternoon of farmyard fun.2015-05-17T14:00:00+01002015-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Disco Kids: Down on the Farm
 

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Monday) The Albany closes at 21.00

Monday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

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London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  36% off
    South Quay, E14 | 31 minutes from The Albany
    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  35% off
    265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 36 minutes from The Albany
    You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  21% off
    Bugsby Way, SE10 | 37 minutes from The Albany
    Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
    Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Trinity Laban building, a place where excellence in ... More
     
     
     
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    Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    30 Creekside, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
    The Bonnie Bird Theatre is the Laban centre's chic modern performance space. Designed by Tate Modern architects, Herzog & de Meuron, the Laban building is a ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Playhouse
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 10 minutes from The Albany
    The Greenwich Playhouse is one of the most modern theatres in the London area. It's certainly not the biggest - it has seating capacity for 84 ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Utrophia
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    136a Tanners Hill, SE8 | 8 minutes from The Albany
    The Utrophia project space gives artists, musicians and filmmakers the chance to get together and gives them the space to present their works to the public. Anyone ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
    This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
     
     
     
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    Up the Creek
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 14 minutes from The Albany
    Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
     
     
     
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    Love & Basketball
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th to 30th Apr 2015
    The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
    Eleven-year-olds Quincy and Monica meet for the first time on the basketball court and are instantly drawn to one another. Over the years, as they both ...More
     
     
     
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    Au Revoir Les Enfants
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th to 30th Apr 2015
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
    In occupied France during the bitter winter of 1943, Julien Quentin returns to his boarding school. A new terms heralds the arrival of three students including ...More
     
     
     
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    Wild Tales (Parent And Baby Screening)
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Wednesday 29th April 2015 - 11am
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
    A compendium of six short black comedies linked by themes of revenge and betrayal. The scenarios include an ill-fated domestic flight, a diner meal that one ...More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near The Albany

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albany
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    Paynes and Borthwick Wharf
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    15 Borthwick Street, SE8 | 4 minutes from The Albany
    Two wharves, Paynes, built in 1860, and Borthwick, built in 1934, both mostly demolished in 2004, have been incorporated into a £120 million riverside development. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Fan Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 16 minutes from The Albany
    This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ... More
     
     
     
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    Cutty Sark
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
    The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
     
     
     
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    The best shops and markets near The Albany
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    The Cheeseboard
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
    A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Creaky Shed
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
    This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
     
     
     
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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 26 minutes from The Albany
    A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
     
     
     
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    The Deptford Project Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    121-123 Deptford High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
    For once, you won't care that this train carriage isn't going anywhere. Pitched on Deptford High Street, the disused 1960s South East Train carriage has been ... More
     
     
     
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    The Big Red Pizza & Bar
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    30 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
    Italian Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Laban
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
    The café, Feast Your Eyes at Laban, at this landmark dance venue serves healthy bites in an award winning building for which architects Jacques Herzog and ... More
     
     
     
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.6 miles from The Albany
    For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
     
     
     
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    Chocolate Films Ltd
    London > Education >
    Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 3.8 miles from The Albany
    Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 miles from The Albany
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    The Albany gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    Peckham Rye Common
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Peckham Rye, SE15 | 2 miles from The Albany
    Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Romney Road, SE10 | 24 minutes from The Albany
    As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
     
     
     
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    The Paintball Centre
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from The Albany
    This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
     
     
     
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    The Royal Albert
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
    Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Amersham Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
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    The Greenwich Union
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
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    Davy's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from The Albany
    At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
    Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
     
     
     
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    Studio 338
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 36 minutes from The Albany
    Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
     
     
     
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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albany.
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.1 miles from The Albany
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    Laban
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
    Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
     
     
     
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    The Biscuit Factory
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 37 minutes from The Albany
    Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
     
     
     
     
     

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    Smell The Porridge
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd May 2015 

    The Old Police Station 4 minutes walk from The Albany

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    Yoga: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 18th May 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 14 minutes walk from The Albany

    Learn the art of yoga meditation techniques....More

    Graham Devine
    Concerts | On 27th April 2015 

    Cutty Sark 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Boccherini's Fandango from the Guitar Quintet in D major and works by Francois de Fossa, Cesar Franck and J S ...More

    LSO Brass Masterclass: Paul Milner, Bass Trombone
    Concerts | On 27th April 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

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    Painted Hall: Talk
    Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Find out more about one of Europe's finest banqueting rooms....More

    Hidden Details Of The Ornc
    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    See winning photographs and some of the runners up in the Flickr photography competition....More

    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores ...More

     
    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

    National Maritime Museum 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation ...More

     
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

     
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old ...More

     
     
     
     
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