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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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London's BurningLondon's BurningStorytellers White Rabbit mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.2016-09-02T20:00:00+01002016-09-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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BlockBlockArtists climb and topple from a make-shift tower.2016-09-03T14:30:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Disco Kids: Under The SeaDisco Kids: Under The SeaAn underwater adventure for little sea monsters.2016-09-18T14:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Girl And The GiraffeThe Girl And The GiraffeOne day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with...A giraffe!2016-09-25T13:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Girl And The Giraffe
Growing Up Club (Over 2s)Growing Up Club (Over 2s)Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities.2016-09-25T14:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Growing Up Club (Over 2s)
Sound Is Sound Is SoundSound Is Sound Is Sound2016-10-01T19:30:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Sound Is Sound Is Sound
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret PlayroomTheatre, Cabaret.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Cabaret Playroom
Chill PillChill PillLiterary & Education, Poetry.2016-10-06T19:30:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Chill Pill
Muhammad Ali And MeMuhammad Ali And MeThe story of a young black girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary boxer. Featuring poetry, dance, boxing, African a-capella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language, plus original fight footage.2016-10-06T19:30:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Muhammad Ali And Me
Something's Gonna HappenSomething's Gonna Happen2016-10-08T21:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Something's Gonna Happen
 

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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  25% 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 £61  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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  32% 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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The Bird's Nest
London > Entertainment > Theatres
32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Deptford Project Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
121 Deptford High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
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Deptford Lounge
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
82 Giffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
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St Paul's Sinfonia
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
St Paul's Church, Diamond Way, Deptford, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
The re-opening of the magnificent Baroque Church of St Paul in Deptford after 4 years of extensive restoration enabled the St Paul’s Sinfonia Orchestra to bring ... More
 
 
 
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London's Burning
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Friday 2nd September 2016 - 8pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
Storytellers White Rabbit mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London....More
 
 
 
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Wednesday Open Mic Night
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st Aug 2016 - 7.30pm-12midnight
The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Share your talents and seize the mic or simply enjoy the other performers over a drink....More
 
 
 
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Block by Motionhouse and NofitState Circus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 3rd September 2016
Fordham Park, Pagnell Street, SE14 | 6 minutes from The Albany
Seven performers use 20 oversized blocks to give their take on city life in Block, a brand new show by NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse Dance ...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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Eunice Tropical Food Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
133A Deptford High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
Ghanaian grocer ... More
 
 
 
Back Home Foods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Brixton Village, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
Afro-Caribbean... More
 
 
 
Iceland
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
112 High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
Iceland is a cheap, major national supermarket chain specialising in frozen foods. It offers good, multi-buy deals on frozen meals, fresh snacks and alcoholic drinks. It ... 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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Maritime Greenwich College
London > Education > Adult Education
155-157 Deptford High Street, SE8 | 2 minutes from The Albany
Independent college offering higher education and training... More
 
 
 
Community Education Lewisham
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Mornington Centre, Stanley Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
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Wavelength Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
Griffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Wavelengths Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Griffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
Swimming pool.... More
 
 
 
Fordham Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Pagnell Street, SE14 | 6 minutes from The Albany
... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Albany.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Amersham Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
... More
 
 
 
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Bunker Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
46 Deptford Broadway, SE8 | 4 minutes from The Albany
The Bunker Club on the borders of Deptford and New Cross plays all kinds of music from punk to funk, indie and electro '60s, '70s... all ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany
London > Business > Venue Hire
Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
Originally 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 ... More
 
 
 
Royal Albert SE14
London > Business > Venue Hire
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 4 minutes from 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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Toddler Time (Under 4s)
Kids Events | Until 31st August 2016 

Cutty Sark 5.3 miles from The Albany

Songs, stories and playtime on board....More

Travel Photographer of the Year
Travel Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

The Stockwell Street Building 5.46 miles from The Albany

The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition moves to a new home in 2016, displaying the latest winning images at ...More

 
 
 
 
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