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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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Sound Is Sound Is SoundSound Is Sound Is SoundA gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the intentions of the musicians.2017-02-25T20:00:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Colour Of Me: Wriggle Dance TheatreThe Colour Of Me: Wriggle Dance TheatreInteractive dance theatre that explores emotions and colours.2017-02-26T13:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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A Place Called HappinessA Place Called HappinessIn this comedic and uplifting sequel to her critically acclaimed solo show, Hi, Anxiety, Debs Gatenby shares the highs and lows of discovering happiness from a place within.2017-02-28T19:30:00+00002017-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Cabaret PlayroomCabaret PlayroomEstablished artists and emerging performers present ground-breaking works-in-progress to try out in front of an audience.2017-02-28T19:30:00+00002017-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Celebration, FloridaCelebration, Florida2017-03-01T19:30:00+00002017-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Jazz JamaicaJazz JamaicaReggae, ska and jazz from the London-based outfit led by Gary Crosby.2017-03-04T20:00:00+00002017-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Tom ThumbTom ThumbTheatre, Children's Theatre.2017-03-05T13:00:00+00002017-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Good DogGood DogTiata Fahodzi presents Arinze Kene's drama which deals with the British-African experience of growing up in a multi-cultural community and consequent expectations of life.2017-03-06T19:30:00+00002017-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Chester TuffnutChester TuffnutPuppets, original music and imaginative antics.2017-03-11T13:00:00+00002017-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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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.2017-03-12T13:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  33% 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 £77  37% 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  29% 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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Nearest to 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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Near The Albany
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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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Family Circus Workshop
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 23rd April 2017 - 12noon
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
Theatre, Children's Theatre....More
 
 
 
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Whip It!
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 24th February 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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Electric Monkey
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 25th February 2017 - 10pm-3am
The Albany, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Propaganda DJs spin indie, power pop and rock....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albany
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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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The best shops and markets near The Albany
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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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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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Leisure near The Albany

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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Open Mic Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd February 2017 

The Amersham Arms 4.76 miles from The Albany

Open mic night, open to all performers....More

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Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Fan Museum 5.51 miles from The Albany

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

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MasterChef's Monica Galetti and husband David, chief sommelier at Le Gavroche, fulfil their long-term personal dream with Mere....More

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Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer....More

European Bookshop
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Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964....More

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Bokan
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Aurelie Altemaire, formerly Head Chef at Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, has created a modern ...More

 
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Chai Thali Indian Street Food Bar & Restaurant
Dining 

Riotously colourful place to enjoy Indian street food ...More

 
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Shake Shack Victoria
Dining 

A critically acclaimed, modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack started out as a small ...More

 
Number 177 Bar Official Launch
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th March 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Party tunes from Andy Blake, Carlo Anderson, Elena Colombi, Hannah Holland, Jef K, Jess Farley, Josh Caffe, Medlar, Nicola Cima, Nostalgia of Mothership, Ross From Friends, Sami Daik, ...More

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
Dining 

Taking inspiration from the Berlin bar scene, Number 177 offers a lively mix of DJs, ...More

 
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Concerts | On 10th March 

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Forward thinking electronic music

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The Tickled Bean Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 16th March 

MostArt Centre

Comedy, Musical....More

Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
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Exhibitions | From 26th March 

MostArt Centre

A collection of street portraits made during Isabella ...More

 
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An arts centre creating links and communications between communities in Hackney through different art forms, from exhibitions to music....More

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Dining 

Feeding London's new appetite for Peruvian food, Pisqu on Rathbone Street uses quality, fresh ingredients, ...More

 
Granger & Co Chelsea
Dining 

The fourth London branch of Bill Granger's restaurants, best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunch. ...More

Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

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

 
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