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

 
Allsorts, The Takeover SeasonAllsorts, The Takeover SeasonAn inclusive art and craft event.2015-04-02T10:00:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Allsorts, The Takeover Season
Let's Meet JesusLet's Meet JesusAlternative, punk rock, doom metal and pop noise from UK three-piece Let's Meet Jesus. With support from Lamo and Lynn Davy.2015-04-04T19:30:00+01002015-04-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Let's Meet Jesus
The Boy That Bit PicassoThe Boy That Bit PicassoAn interactive theatre show for everyone aged 4 to 8 and their families.2015-04-09T11:00:00+01002015-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Boy That Bit Picasso
ThenThenYve Blake brings 132 strangers' stories to life through music, laughter and tears. THEN is co-written with the internet and so far, strangers from 44 international cities have contributed stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists.2015-04-10T19:30:00+01002015-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Then
Riot JazzRiot JazzA twisted mix for funk, soul, hip hop and wild jazz; MC Chunky fronts the brass-heavy jazz combo from Manchester.2015-04-11T19:30:00+01002015-04-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Riot Jazz
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret PlayroomA space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.2015-04-13T20:00:00+01002015-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Cabaret PlayroomCabaret Playroom2015-04-13T20:00:00+01002015-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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ButtercupButtercupTom Wainwright's perceptive and deliciously surreal piece about a fat cow from Lancashire who wins Masterchef.2015-04-17T19:30:00+01002015-04-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Buttercup
The Complete Works: A Work In ProgressThe Complete Works: A Work In ProgressSome of the UKs finest literary talent collaborate with emerging dancers.2015-04-17T19:30:00+01002015-04-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Complete Works: A Work In Progress
This Other IslandThis Other IslandA re-working of Aime Cesaire's seminal anti-colonialist version of The Tempest. It weaves the tale of a fantasy land of poetry and dance now ruled by Shakespeare's Caliban.2015-04-17T19:30:00+01002015-04-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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This Other Island
 

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Tuesday) 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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    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  24% 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  34% 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 £57  22% 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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    Allsorts, The Takeover Season
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 2nd April 2015 - 10am-5pm
    The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
    An inclusive art and craft event....More
     
     
     
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    The Princess Bride
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 27th Mar to 2nd Apr 2015
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
    Spoof swashbuckler which unfolds as a thrilling bedtime story told by an old man to his poorly grandson. In the grandfather's outlandish yarn, a valiant farmhand ...More
     
     
     
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    The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 28th Mar to 2nd Apr 2015 - Various Times
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
    A miniature girl lives in the mountains with her good friend Sutemaru. One day, she encounters a kind bamboo cutter, who takes her home to his ...More
     
     
     
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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 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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    Adult Dance Classes
    Sporting Events | Until 11th July 2015 

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 6 minutes walk from The Albany

    Take part in our popular Adult Classes and performance projects, whatever your background and experience! We offer accessible dance and ...More

    Open Mic Night
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th May 2015 

    New Cross Inn 9 minutes walk from The Albany

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    Egyptian Belly Dance: Beginners: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 26th May 2015 

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

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    Egyptian Belly Dance: Intermediate: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 26th May 2015 

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

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    Waterloo: Life & Times
    Waterloo: Life & Times
    Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

    Fan Museum 16 minutes walk from The Albany

    Visit Waterloo: Life And Times, a temporary exhibition at one of London's quirkiest museums, and see how fans were designed ...More

     
    Sailing Ships
    Kids Events | Until 1st April 2015 

    Cutty Sark 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Decorate a ship puppet....More

    Yeh Shen - The Chinese Cinderella
    Theatre | On 31st March 2015 

    Greenwich Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Yellow Earth presents the magical story of a young orphaned girl who enlists the help of a fish, a dragon ...More

    Vernon God Little
    Theatre | Until 31st March 2015 

    The Space 19 minutes walk from The Albany

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    Creditors
    Theatre | Until 11th April 2015 

    Jack Studio Theatre 1.76 miles from The Albany

    Waiting for his wife to return to their hotel, a young man bonds with another guest. But his new companion ...More

    Cabinet Of Curiosity: Museum Minibeasts
    Exhibitions | On 31st March 2015 

    Peckham Library 1.83 miles from The Albany

    A workshop for families during the Easter Holidays. Discover the insects that museums love and loath and make your own ...More

     
     
     
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