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

 
Belly DancingBelly Dancing11th July 2014Saturday 12th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Ongoing
Belly Dancing
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  10th May to 12th July 2014
Hatched: Prison GameHatched: Prison GameMarcus Hercules' solo, biographical tale about a young primary school pupil and events that challenge him on his way into adulthood.11th July 2014Friday 11th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
Today Only
Hatched: Prison Game
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm
Marcus Hercules' solo, biographical tale about a young primary school pupil and events that challenge him on his way into adulthood.
Hatched: Blind (Over 15s)Hatched: Blind (Over 15s)The UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage features in this physical show from The Paper Birds, which explores as to what the youth of today are influenced by.18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Hatched: Blind (Over 15s)
event > Theatre > Physical theatre
DATES  Friday 18th July 2014 - 7pm
The UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage features in this physical show from The Paper Birds, which explores as to what the youth of today are influenced by.
Albany Street Opera: Youth TheatreAlbany Street Opera: Youth TheatreA community project headed by composer James Redwood and writer Hazel Gould, presenting an opportunity to local performers of all ages to learn and perform an operatic piece.19th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Albany Street Opera: Youth Theatre
event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
DATES  Saturday 19th July 2014 - 5pm
A community project headed by composer James Redwood and writer Hazel Gould, presenting an opportunity to local performers of all ages to learn and perform an operatic piece.
Take Flight To The West End: Take Flight Theatre SchoolTake Flight To The West End: Take Flight Theatre SchoolMusical theatre students join forces with West End performers.20th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Take Flight To The West End: Take Flight Theatre School
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  Sunday 20th July 2014 at 4pm and 6.30pm
Musical theatre students join forces with West End performers.
Hatched: Stage 2.0Hatched: Stage 2.0An experimental research carried out by circus performers in an attempt to redefine the common definition of stage.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Hatched: Stage 2.0
event > Theatre > Physical theatre
PRICING  donations welcome
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 7pm
An experimental research carried out by circus performers in an attempt to redefine the common definition of stage.
Price Of MoneyPrice Of MoneyBased on the ancient Greek satire, Plutus, and Ben Jonson's 17th century work, The Staple of News, this devised piece from Belarus Free Theatre, looks at how the theatre has depicted money historically.16th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
 
Price Of Money
event > Theatre > Specialist
DATES  16th to 20th Sep 2014
Based on the ancient Greek satire, Plutus, and Ben Jonson's 17th century work, The Staple of News, this devised piece from Belarus Free Theatre, looks at how the theatre has depicted money historically.
Disco Kids: Jungle BoogieDisco Kids: Jungle BoogieThemed music and dance at The Albany.21st September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
 
Disco Kids: Jungle Boogie
event > Kids Events
DATES  Sunday 21st September 2014 - 2pm-5pm
Themed music and dance at The Albany.
Circus Family Workshop (Over 3s)Circus Family Workshop (Over 3s)Learn a range of circus skills including swinging, flying and tumbling.28th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
 
Circus Family Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events > Attractions Events - Circus
DATES  Sunday 28th September 2014 at 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm
Learn a range of circus skills including swinging, flying and tumbling.
Queer'SayQueer'SayThree poets perform their work.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
 
Queer'Say
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 7.30pm
Three poets perform their work.
 

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Friday) The Albany closes at 21.00

Monday:

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21.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

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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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Mercure London Greenwich London
Mercure London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £61  35% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Albany
The Mercure London Greenwich is a business-friendly hotel that is situated nearby to Canary Wharf, Excel Exhibition Centre and transport links to central London. It is ...More
 
 
 
Novotel London Greenwich London
Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £58  23% off
173-185 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from The Albany
One of the best in this popular chain, the Novotel Greenwich's lovely position at the heart of Maritime Greenwich is only half its appeal. The restaurant ...More
 
 
 
ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  26% off
30 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
For two centuries, maritime Greenwich was the heart of a naval empire that ruled every sea in the world. Home of the international dateline, this area ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Albany

Nearest to The Albany
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
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 Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ...More
 
 
 
Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Greenwich Playhouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Entertainment near The Albany

Near The Albany
Utrophia London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Up the Creek London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Hatched: Prison Game London
Today Only
Hatched: Prison Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
Marcus Hercules' solo, biographical tale about a young primary school pupil and events that challenge him on his way into adulthood....More
 
 
 
A Week Away, The Wicked Venetians, Bellevue Days, Saturn Spires & Aquitaine London
Ends Today
A Week Away, The Wicked Venetians, Bellevue Days, Saturn Spires & Aquitaine
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 5th June to 11th July 2014
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 | 9 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
The Dirty Fingers London
Today Only
The Dirty Fingers
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm-12midnight
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 | 9 minutes from The Albany
The Sheffield-based foursome performs a blend of blues and rock'n'roll. With support from Mamoth, The Renounds....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Albany

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albany
Paynes and Borthwick Wharf London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Fan Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Cutty Sark London
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Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, 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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Shopping near The Albany

The best shops and markets near The Albany
The Cheeseboard London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Creaky Shed London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Bookshop on the Heath London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 32 minutes from The Albany
A book lovers gem. As one of London's oldest and last remaining second-hand bookshops, this bookshop stocks signed first editions and collectables as well as local ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Albany

What are the best dining options near The Albany London?
The Deptford Project Cafe London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Big Red Pizza & Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Red Pizza & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Italian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Education near The Albany

Near The Albany
Four Corners London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Making Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 miles from The Albany
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Albany

The Albany gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Peckham Rye Common London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pubs near The Albany

The best pubs near London The Albany.
The Royal Albert London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Amersham Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Amersham Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Albany

The Albany clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Davy's Wine Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Proud2 at The O2 London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 2.1 miles from The Albany
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ...More
 
 
 
The Old Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near The Albany

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albany.
Museum of London Docklands London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Biscuit Factory London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Hatched: Prison Game
Theatre | On 11th July 2014 

The Albany

Marcus Hercules' solo, biographical tale about a young primary school pupil and events that challenge him on his way into ...More

Whip It
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

The Amersham Arms 4 minutes walk from The Albany

Resident DJs spin rock, pop, indie and soul....More

A Dip In The Potion
Exhibitions | Until 6th August 2014 

The Bird's Nest 5 minutes walk from The Albany

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Dogshite
Exhibitions | On 11th July 2014 

The Bird's Nest 5 minutes walk from The Albany

A fundraising event in aid of Optical radio, featuring appearances by Dogshite, Legend In Japan, First. Seek Destroy, Snork and ...More

The Dirty Fingers
Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

New Cross Inn 9 minutes walk from The Albany

The Sheffield-based foursome performs a blend of blues and rock'n'roll. With support from Mamoth, The Renounds....More

Up The Creek
Comedy | On 11th July 2014 

Up the Creek 14 minutes walk from The Albany

Stand-up with Joe Lycett, Barry Castagnolla and MC Sean Meo....More

Funky Friday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Inc Bar 16 minutes walk from The Albany

House, dance and garage courtesy of DJ Vic, DJ Andy B and DJ Buzz B....More

Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Fan Museum 16 minutes walk from The Albany

Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising presents a fascinating overview of the history of advertising fans, showing how commercial ...More

 
Attempts On Her Life: LAMDA
Theatre | Until 15th July 2014 

Greenwich Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Albany

In Martin Crimp's drama, the audience ponders if one has a uniform identity, in this world of global media and ...More

Lights, Camera, Action: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2014 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

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