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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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Something's Gonna HappenSomething's Gonna HappenAn evening of burlesque, cabaret arts and music.2015-09-12T19:30:00+01002015-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Mr Tiger Goes Wild: Goblin TheatreMr Tiger Goes Wild: Goblin TheatreAn adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown.2015-09-13T13:00:00+01002015-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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How To Be A HeroHow To Be A HeroThe Deptford-based White Rabbit Theatre examines the real-life phenomenon of people who take justice into their own hands.2015-09-16T19:30:00+01002015-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Chill PillChill PillPoetry night and open mic.2015-09-17T19:30:00+01002015-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Heart n Soul's Allsorts - The Life SeasonHeart n Soul's Allsorts - The Life SeasonA social workshop for adults with learning disabilities.2015-09-17T10:00:00+01002015-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Disco Kids: Mini HeroesDisco Kids: Mini HeroesDon your fancy dress and have a go at disco dancing.2015-09-20T14:00:00+01002015-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Simon Mole: No More WorriesSimon Mole: No More WorriesA work-in-progress sharing of a two-handed comedy about a pair of misfit travellers, starring Simon Mole and Peader Kirk. Co-produced by the Albany, Apples and Snakes and ARC Stockton.2015-09-23T19:30:00+01002015-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Shame And ScandalShame And Scandal2015-10-09T20:00:00+01002015-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Sunday) The Albany is closed.

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Closed
 
 

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    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  39% 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 £63  23% 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
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £57  26% 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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    Alternative Theatres nearest The Albany

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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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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 7th August and Friday 4th September 2015 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
    Deptford Lounge, 82 Giffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
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    Higher Learning
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 2nd August and Sunday 6th September 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    The Bird's Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
    Open stage for hip hop artists....More
     
     
     
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    Blues Jam
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 2nd July to 24th September 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    The Bird's Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
    With Garry, Steve Jim and Dave: House Blues Band....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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    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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    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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    Education near The Albany

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Tango 178
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015 

    The Amersham Arms 4 minutes walk from The Albany

    Tango lesson and dancing session....More

    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015 

    Fan Museum 16 minutes walk from The Albany

    The Fan Museum unveils the very best of its late 19th and early 20th century fans for Fans Of The ...More

     
    Thames Tall Ship Island
    Leisure | Until 31st August 2015 

    Greenwich Pier 17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Two world famous Tall Ships, including the Santa Maria Manuela, will be on display for visitors to explore....More

    6 Artists 6 Schools
    Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

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    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

     
    Meet the Time Travellers: Albert And Anna
    Kids Events | Until 30th August 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Discover Einstein's scientific theories with the help of a present-time companion....More

    Meet The Time Travellers: Neville And Mary
    Kids Events | Until 31st August 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Learn about life in the 18th-century Royal Observatory....More

    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted (Ages 6-12)
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 20 minutes walk from The Albany

    Punchdrunk Enrichment's theatrical journey through the collection of maritime artefacts....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

     
    Some Order That Seemed Logical And Random At The Same Time.
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    The Brockley Mess 25 minutes walk from The Albany

    Artist Esther Ellard shows a selection of new works....More

     
     
     
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