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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.

 

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Sky In The Pie: Hinged TheatreSky In The Pie: Hinged TheatreA show about a homeless pie maker and her cat. Suitable for ages two to five years.2017-04-29T13:00:00+01002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Sky In The Pie: Hinged Theatre
The UnthanksThe UnthanksFolk collective featuring vocalists Rachel and Becky Unthank, performing re-imagined songs and poems by the influential songwriter, Molly Drake.2017-05-03T19:30:00+01002017-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Give Me Your LoveGive Me Your LoveTheatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.2017-05-04T19:30:00+01002017-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Give Me Your Love
Festival Of The Spoken NerdFestival Of The Spoken NerdSteve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker perform stand-up comedy on the theme of science.2017-05-06T19:30:00+01002017-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Festival Of The Spoken Nerd
The Hastings Academy: ThreeThe Hastings Academy: ThreePerformances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-10T19:30:00+01002017-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Hastings Academy: Three
Ravens Wood School: YoloRavens Wood School: YoloPerformances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-11T19:30:00+01002017-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Ravens Wood School: Yolo
St Marylebone School: Zero for the Young Dudes!St Marylebone School: Zero for the Young Dudes!Performances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-11T19:30:00+01002017-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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St Marylebone School: Zero for the Young Dudes!
Orange Tree Theatre Connections Company: Zero for the Young Dudes!Orange Tree Theatre Connections Company: Zero for the Young Dudes!Performances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-12T19:30:00+01002017-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Orange Tree Theatre Connections Company: Zero for the Young Dudes!
RUTC Perform: The School FilmRUTC Perform: The School FilmPerformances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-12T19:30:00+01002017-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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RUTC Perform: The School Film
Montage Theatre Arts: ThreeMontage Theatre Arts: ThreePerformances by youth theatres and schools.2017-05-13T19:30:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  32% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 9 minutes from The Albany
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  26% 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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  28% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 36 minutes from The Albany
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... 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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Sky In The Pie: Hinged Theatre
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 29th April 2017 at 1pm and 3pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
A show about a homeless pie maker and her cat. Suitable for ages two to five years....More
 
 
 
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Absent Kelly Introducing: Junior
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th April 2017 - 7pm-11pm
The Albany, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Two-piece alternative rock outfit from London. Supported by Ill-Formed....More
 
 
 
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Whip It!
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 28th April 2017 - 11pm-3am
The Albany, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
DJs spin hip hop, indie, electro and rock'n'roll....More
 
 
 
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Giffin Square
London > Attractions >
9 Giffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
Situated a two minute walk from Deptford Station and five minutes from New Cross Overground, Giffin Square is a public space that is also regularly used ... 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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APT Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Harold Works, 6 Creekside, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Charity organisation and gallery A.P.T. in Harold Wharf, on the banks of Deptford Creek, was set up in 1995 by a group of artists to provide ... More
 
 
 
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Deptford Market Yard
London > Shopping > Markets
Market Yard, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
A lovely collection of shops, bars and restaurants, Deptford Market Yard makes good use of the 14 railway arches next to Deptford ... 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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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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Buster Mantis
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
3-4 Resolution Way, SE8 | 2 minutes from The Albany
A Jamaican restaurant, bar and a work space for creatives, all within two converted railway arches in a tiny alleyway on Deptford High ... 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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 3.4 miles from The Albany
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... 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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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 21 minutes from The Albany
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Crossrail Place Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 37 minutes from The Albany
With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Albany.
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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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The Albany clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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The Printworks
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 30 minutes from The Albany
In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. ... More
 
 
 
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 36 minutes from The Albany
Due to a fire in August 2016, Studio 338 is currently undergoing a major refurb . In the meantime, check out their ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albany.
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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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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... 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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Absent Kelly Introducing: Junior
Concerts | On 28th April 2017 

The Amersham Arms 4 minutes walk from The Albany

Two-piece alternative rock outfit from London. Supported by Ill-Formed....More

Whip It!
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th April 2017 

The Amersham Arms 4 minutes walk from The Albany

DJs spin hip hop, indie, electro and rock'n'roll....More

New Choreography Now: BA2 Choreography
Dance | Until 28th April 2017 

Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban 6 minutes walk from The Albany

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Friday Night Show
Comedy | On 28th April 2017 

Up the Creek 14 minutes walk from The Albany

Rip-roaring stand-up from Luke Toulson, with Andrew Maxwell and MC Ash Frith....More

Cuban Salsa
Dance | Until 18th April 2018 

Inc Bar 16 minutes walk from The Albany

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Biblical Fans
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Fan Museum 16 minutes walk from The Albany

Opening with the story of Adam & Eve, this display of over seventy Biblical Fans shows how stories from the ...More

O'Hooley & Tidow
Concerts | On 28th April 2017 

Cutty Sark 17 minutes walk from The Albany

The pairing of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow who are based in Huddersfield, perform their self-penned melange of contemporary folk ...More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Literary & Education, Talk....More

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London Wing Fest
London Wing Fest
Foodie Events | From 5th August 

The Printworks

A celebration of the chicken wing, the London Wing Fest is inspired by the National ...More

 
Canham
Dining 

Canham Restaurant serves up delicious British cuisine served using fresh ingredients in addition to wines sourced from small wineries....More

The Real Greek - Muswell Hill
Dining 

The Real Greek is passionate about authentic, traditional Greek food, and boasts unique sites across London...More

Valentina Battersea
Dining 

Founded back in 1991 in East Sheen, Valentina sees the Zoccola and Arcari families showcase their lifelong love of food and wine...More

Margarita Rumble
Foodie Events | On 30th April 

The Yard

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with the Margarita Rumble on Sunday....More

Nightfall
Nightfall
Theatre | From 28th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | From 20th January 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | From 18th October 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy ...More

 
Mildmay Festival Of Nature
Kids Events | From 6th May 

Newington Green

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Bold Tendencies
Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Art Beats
Art Beats
Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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