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

 
Rhythm TownRhythm TownFive performers present a blend of circus, tap-dancing and live music.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Rhythm Town
event > Theatre > Physical theatre
PRICING  pay-what-you-can
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 7pm
Five performers present a blend of circus, tap-dancing and live music.
HatchedHatchedThe Albany will be supporting two artists as they develop ideas and hatch something new.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Hatched
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 7pm-9pm
The Albany will be supporting two artists as they develop ideas and hatch something new.
Allsorts: The Listening SeasonAllsorts: The Listening SeasonHeart n Soul's Allsorts is back for its biggest season yet with creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.27th November 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Allsorts: The Listening Season
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Thursday 27th November and Thursday 4th December 2014 - 10am-5pm
Heart n Soul's Allsorts is back for its biggest season yet with creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.
Bites: RemixBites: RemixA cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Bites: Remix
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
A cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.
Let's All Dance: The Magic Word (Over 3s)Let's All Dance: The Magic Word (Over 3s)Join the Forest Elf and the Forest Queen for an enchanting classical ballet full of magical dance, stunning costumes and fine storytelling. Following the performance, there is an opportunity for children to have their photographs taken with the dancers.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Let's All Dance: The Magic Word (Over 3s)
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 at 2pm and 4pm
Join the Forest Elf and the Forest Queen for an enchanting classical ballet full of magical dance, stunning costumes and fine storytelling. Following the performance, there is an opportunity for children to have their photographs taken with the dancers.
Disco Kids: Winter WonderlandDisco Kids: Winter WonderlandA festive event in anticipation of Christmas.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Disco Kids: Winter Wonderland
event > Kids Events
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 2pm-5pm
A festive event in anticipation of Christmas.
So U Think I'm Crazy'So U Think I'm Crazy'A therapeutic drama which explores the British mental health system through the eyes of a young black man. This is a multi-sensory show featuring lyrical rap, poetry, dance and music.1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
So U Think I'm Crazy'
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014 - 7.30pm
A therapeutic drama which explores the British mental health system through the eyes of a young black man. This is a multi-sensory show featuring lyrical rap, poetry, dance and music.
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret PlayroomA space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
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Cabaret Playroom
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014 - 7.45pm
A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.
The Magic Paintbrush: Theatre Peckham (Over 3s)The Magic Paintbrush: Theatre Peckham (Over 3s)A colourful, exciting production of an old Chinese tale.5th December 2014Saturday 20th December 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
The Magic Paintbrush: Theatre Peckham (Over 3s)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  5th & 6th, 13th and 19th & 20th Dec 2014
A colourful, exciting production of an old Chinese tale.
Chill Pill: Christmas SpecialChill Pill: Christmas SpecialChill Pill presents spoken word poetry with festive guests; rapper Dizraeli, turntablist DownLow, poet Hollie McNish and Spoken Word Educator Keith Jarrett.8th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Chill Pill: Christmas Special
event > Leisure
DATES  Monday 8th and Thursday 18th December 2014 - 8pm-11pm
Chill Pill presents spoken word poetry with festive guests; rapper Dizraeli, turntablist DownLow, poet Hollie McNish and Spoken Word Educator Keith Jarrett.
 

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Wednesday) 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's Best Events 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Mercure London Greenwich London
Mercure London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £52  22% 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  21% 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  36% 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

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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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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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Shut Up And Listen London
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Shut Up And Listen
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 8pm
The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Open mic night for all performers....More
 
 
 
Creativity and Creative Writing: The Great Debate London
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Creativity and Creative Writing: The Great Debate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 5pm-6.30pm
University Of London, Goldsmith's College, Goldsmiths College, 8 Lewisham Way, SE14 | 8 minutes from The Albany
Are Creative Writing Courses a waste of time or are they an effective route to becoming an established writer? Come and join the debate with novelists, ...More
 
 
 
SAF New Music Showcase London
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SAF New Music Showcase
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 | 9 minutes from The Albany
...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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
 
 
 
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park London
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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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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
 
 
 
Chocolate Films Ltd London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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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Shut Up And Listen
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

The Amersham Arms 4 minutes walk from The Albany

Open mic night for all performers....More

Buskers' Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th January 2015 

The Bird's Nest 5 minutes walk from The Albany

Open stage for aspiring singer-songwriters and musicians....More

Creativity and Creative Writing: The Great Debate
Exhibitions | On 26th November 2014 

University Of London, Goldsmith's College 8 minutes walk from The Albany

Are Creative Writing Courses a waste of time or are they an effective route to becoming an established writer? Come ...More

SAF New Music Showcase
Concerts | On 26th November 2014 

New Cross Inn 9 minutes walk from The Albany

...More

Zumba: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 10th December 2014 

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

Zumba session....More

Flamenco: Intermediate: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 10th December 2014 

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

Adult dance class....More

Flamenco: Beginners: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 10th December 2014 

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

Adult dance class....More

Greenwich Market Christmas Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2014 

Greenwich Market 16 minutes walk from The Albany

Father Christmas and his Grotto come to Greenwich's glorious traditional riverside market this Christmas. Children get a unique chance to ...More

Cutty Sark Gardens Christmas Market
Shopping | Until 30th November 2014 

Cutty Sark Gardens 17 minutes walk from The Albany

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Jack And The Beanstalk
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Greenwich Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Andrew Pollard returns to Greenwich Theatre to present his version of the classic tale about a boy called Jack who, ...More

 
 
 
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