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The Albany

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Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG
  • Box office 020 8692 4446
  • General enquiries 020 8692 4446
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat 10am–5pm; closed Sun.
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  • Website www.thealbany.org.uk
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Array: Immersive. Music. Festival.

Array: Immersive. Music. Festival.

Using a cutting-edge speaker dome and specially engineered spatialised sound, ARRAY plunges you into a universe of music, colour, and movement alongside some of London’s most electric acts.

With performances from a wild diversity of artists including Hejira, Kamikaze Space Programme, Dan Samsa, Dave Okumu, and Atau Tanaka and featuring new music and remixes specifically created for full sound immersion, this is an entirely new festival experience. Come to sweat, come to dance, come to meditate, come to enter another world – for two nights only.

Fri 15 May

Times to be confirmed / £12

Sat 16 May

Times to be confirmed / £12

Black Gay Ink Sharing

Black Gay Ink Sharing

Black Gay Ink is a creative writing development scheme for emerging Black gay writers based in London, delivered by T. Fairclough run in association with Spread the Word. This showcase event will highlight and promote the work of participants.

Black Gay Ink aims to provide a safe space where Black gay men can meet, share and express their stories and experiences through writing. It is open to emerging writers based in London, writing across different genres.

Sat 29 Feb

Free

Dust

Dust

Written by acclaimed award winning children’s author Laura Dockrill, Dust uses exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory.

When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds.

With haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees, this striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

Tue 14 Apr

Errol's Garden

Errol's Garden

A brand new interactive children’s musical, exploring community, imagination and a passion for plants. Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination.

Errol is a young boy living in the inner city who longs for his own garden. After running out of room for plants in his flat, he dreams of having a garden of his own. He discovers that his flat has a rooftop that would be perfect for a garden.

Errol’s Garden encourages children to joyfully use their ideas to make a positive impact on their local community. Based on the book by Gillian Hibbs.

Fri 29 May

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Frisky and their Freaky Friends

Frisky and their Freaky Friends

For the attention of freakz - Frisky and their friendz are back for some freaky fun!

Join FRISKY to celebrate the outrageous, playful and experimental. A night of theatre, live art, poetry, comedy and film that seeks to push boundaries and kick up dust surrounding conventional performance. Unleash your FREAKY side.

Thu 28 May

Free PayWhatYouDecide

Goldfish: A-Work-In-Progress

Goldfish: A-Work-In-Progress

Building on the book of the same name, to be released by Outspoken Press in 2020, Adam Kammerling presents a dance, poetry and theatre show exploring Judaism, trauma and heavy metal.

My body is one long successful escape.

In 1938, two children fled the Nazis. 80 years later a poet went on a journey through European history with heavy metal on the playlist.

This is the story of that journey, of the escape, and of the fragility and dumb luck of existing.

Fri 22 May

Free PayWhatYouDecide

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour

Hear from a range of awe-inspiring speakers and watch a selection of thrilling films from the Kendal Mountain Festival.

Fri 24 Apr

£18 (£10)

The Legendary

The Legendary

Local young people from Love2Dance bring you a brand new hip-hop dance theatre show. THE LEGENDARY is a breath-taking combination of physical theatre and original beats, twisted into a story about overcoming the odds.

Sun 29 Mar

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Fuel Theatre stages Inua Ellam's radical re-imagining of Antoine de Saint-Euxpéry's beloved story, told with an Afro-futurist twist.

Sat 15 Feb

£12 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Sun 16 Feb

£12 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Losing the Night (Workshops)

Losing the Night: Creative Writing Workshop

Poet and playwright Cecilia Knapp believes everyone has a story to tell, that there can be poetry found in the everyday and that telling our stories, no matter what they are, is powerful.

Join her for a workshop where you can uncover your voice, realise the magic in your story and find your way to tell it. We’ll look at the themes of her new show, Losing the Night which include home, place, memory and loss. There will also be an opportunity to perform the work you create as a curtain raiser in the bar before a sharing of Cecilia’s latest show.

Tue 4 Feb

Free PayWhatYouDecide

Wed 5 Feb

Free PayWhatYouDecide

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Michael Morpurgo's heart-warming tale springs to life in an epic mountain adventure about friendship and courage that’s packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and captivating puppetry. Each year, high up in the snowy mountains of Switzerland, the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and make a noisy ruckus to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away.

But this year is different. One cold winter morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary, a baby dragon asleep in the woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened. But how did he get there and what happens if his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby dragon safely home.

Sun 2 Feb

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Nihilism

Nihilism

A 5-piece made up of sax and violin, keys, drums and bass, Nihilism’s influences range from jazz, hip-hop and funk to soul and grime.

Their acclaimed debut EP EXPOSITION brims with funk, energy and unapologetic rawness and has been played on various radio stations, including Jazz FM.

Formed in Summer 2016, Nihilism has made its mark on the Underground London music scene. This year, as Resident Artists at The Roundhouse, they are working towards recording their Debut Album.

Fri 14 Feb

Times to be confirmed / £8–£10

Outside the Igloo

Outside the Igloo

From the makers of the Chit Chat Chalk Show, join us for an interactive, icy adventure for young explorers. Sit amongst the set and performers to help three penguins on their amazing wintery journey. Pixel, Crash and Click are not your normal penguins. Safe in their igloo, they play their way through life with screens and games, whizzing and karting along until one day, the power goes off!

Led by Pixel, the three penguins step out of their igloo for the first time. They embark upon an adventure of discovery and magic, following cracks in the ice, scaling enormous mountains and swimming in freezing lakes. Stepping outside may have been the biggest adventure yet.

Fri 21 Feb

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Sat 22 Feb

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

PG Singers

PG Singers

A choir for parents and guardians. A fun opportunity for PG’s to socialise and sing within a warm and friendly environment, to express themselves and have a laugh!

This is a chance to get involved in something unique and eventually look forward to a few performances down the line. Participants have no obligation to be able to sing or read music. It is all very casual, but there will be a learning element to this if participants wish to harness vocal and music skills.

Our first session will be a taster night with wine and nibbles! There will also be a chance to recommend any of your favourite songs to learn as a group, along with any solo parts.

Fri 28 Feb

Free

Pirates Chopped My Willy Off

Pirates Chopped My Willy Off

Pirates Chopped My Willy Off delves into the hidden moments of adolescence; the sleepovers, rituals, naïve misconceptions, outrageous games and experimentations with our identities.

Combining heavily stylised comedy, physical theatre, live music featuring original songs and verbatim, we aim to bring authentic childhood experiences to light. This is a community inspired show, featuring real stories from across the UK. Audiences will leave laughing, crying and craving a game of spin the bottle.

Following a five-day R&D at The Albany, we will be holding this sharing of our latest work, and would greatly appreciate feedback.

Fri 24 Apr

Free PayWhatYouDecide

Pizza and Pitches

Have you ever wanted to have your say on a future Albany events? Now’s your chance at the Pizza and Pitches Party.

We’ll invite people with great ideas for projects to make a short pitch for your support. You pick and vote for your favourite and then we’ll all eat free pizza together.

We are a community-orientated arts organisation, so are putting our money where our mouth is and committing £1,000 to whichever project is voted for by YOU at our FREE Pitches and Pizza Party.

Please book a ticket if you’re planning on coming along so that we can make sure there is enough pizza for everyone (gluten free and dairy free options will be available, please let our Box Office team know if you have any dietary requirements).

Wed 4 Mar

Free

Plot 17

Plot 17

A hip-hop garden festival for families. Join underground hip-hop hero Kenny Baraka AKA The Green Man and DJ Conrad Kira as they work to save the environment one sick track at a time.

Plot 17 is a mobile block party travelling the world raising awareness, inspiring action and spreading the message of “making things green”, with a soundtrack guaranteed to make you want to plant a tree and sure to help the seeds grow. You can also plant some seeds to take home, learn to make your own musical instruments and find out about how you can save the planet.

Join us at Plot 17, become a Green Man Guerrilla and be part of his team of young, green allies. This event takes place in the Albany garden. Commissioned by Apples and Snakes with support from Team London Bridge and the Albany.

Sun 17 May

Times to be confirmed / Free

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Would you trust a talking cat?

You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage.

Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors we’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to take his master all the way to the top.

With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail, it’s the cat’s whiskers!

Sun 26 Apr

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

A thrilling story told through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits. All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from books but from children’s minds too!

Only The Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories – and they need your help.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is an interactive theatrical experience for the whole family.

Sun 8 Mar

£7 (£2–£5 Lewisham Homes Resident)

Smashing It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen

Smashing It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen

A two-hour workshop with Sabrina Mahfouz aims to help working class artists to get their idea for a project application-ready, demystifying the process and discussing your plans.

Arts funding in the UK is available for all artists, whatever their background. But many working-class artists feel excluded by the application process. This workshop is part of a larger project to celebrate working-class artists working today, and acknowledge both their massive contribution to the arts, and the unique hurdles they face in the arts industry.

It helps if you have an idea in mind, but it’s not a prerequisite for attendance.

Fri 22 May

Free

Steam Down Vision

Steam Down Vision

Born and bred in Deptford the Collective comes home to the Albany for a new series in 2020.

Join the award-winning collective and some very special guest stars for unique evenings incorporating new arrangements of their work alongside the collective’s much-loved immersive melting pot of future soul melodies, West African rhythms, spiritual jazz and UK bass music.

29th April and 27th May

Wed 29 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £10–£20

Wed 27 May

Times to be confirmed / £10–£20

With a history that goes back to the 19th century, the Albany is now Deptford's leading performing arts centre with over 100,000 visitors in the last year for the 200+ events that took place.

The Albany has four spaces, including its central performance area with a capacity of 300 seats. The programme includes music, theatre and spoken word.as well as an array of participatory projects. Facilities include a café, bar and rehearsal rooms.

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