The Albany

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Artistic director: Gavin Barlow
Administrative Director: Senay Gaul


The Albany Theatre - seats 500
Studio Red - seats 50
Studio - seats 80


Box office: 020 8692 4446


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Douglas Way Deptford
London SE8 4AG

Council: Tower Hamlets

Region: London



New Cross Deptford




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47, 53, 177, 188, 199, 225, 453

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About ...

The Albany is an arts centre based in the heart of Deptford with a history embedded in the local community, and driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. The venue has a 500 capacity 'big top inspired' main house, as well as two smaller studio spaces, 26 resident companies housed in offices throughout the building, a cafe and a large garden. The Albany has a diverse programme of events including theatre, music, comedy, spoken word, circus and work for families. From Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients and Soweto Kinch's The Legend of Mike Smith to Simon Mole's Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair and Talawa's God's Property, the Albany commissions and develops new projects before they embark on London runs and/or successful tours - often returning to re-meet Albany audiences as polished pieces. In many ways a 'spiritual home' for works that challenge new forms, audience dynamic and social relevance, the Albany continues to work with high-profile partners and artists to celebrate original ideas and risk-taking. The Albany has a range of engagement and participation enterprises, such as its UNCOVER Theatre Company and Music Company for young people, and Meet Me at the Albany, an artist led day club for the over 60s taking place every Tuesday in the Albany cafe, with a activities and performances for older people.

Access information

Wheelchair access

Box office, accessible toilets and theatre spaces all on ground floor. Complimentary tickets for companions. The Albany's Box Office, theatre, studios and cafe are all on the ground floor, as well as some meeting rooms. There is lift access to the first floor meeting rooms, offices and bar. The garden can be reached through double doors in the cafe. Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building and there is also free on street parking on Watson's Street, Octavius Street and Frankham Street. A limited number of wheelchairs can be accommodated in all of our performance spaces. Please inform box office when you book so they can make provision for this and reserve your space. If your mobility requirements necessitate someone to assist you with your trip to the Albany, a complimentary ticket can be arranged for your companion.

Visual assistance

Guide dogs can be taken into any of the theatre's spaces, or can be left with staff during performances. An easily accessible seat can be reserved in all performance spaces or, if you'd like, an usher can help to guide you to your seat, just ask the box office when you book.

Hearing assistance

Induction loop at the box office. Hearing dogs welcome or can be left with staff during a performance.

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