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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 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.

The Albany events

Summer ArtsSummer ArtsEnjoy a week of creative workshops.3rd August 2015Friday 21st August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Summer Arts

On Soon
Dates3rd to 21st August 2015 - 10am-3pm

Enjoy a week of creative workshops.

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The People's TowerThe People's TowerA large-scale community craft challenge.5th August 2015Sunday 9th August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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The People's Tower

Free Event On Soon
Dates5th and 7th to 9th Aug 2015|Pricing Free

A large-scale community craft challenge.

Heart n Soul's Allsorts - The Life SeasonHeart n Soul's Allsorts - The Life SeasonA social workshop for adults with learning disabilities.6th August 2015Thursday 1st October 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Heart n Soul's Allsorts - The Life Season

On Soon
Dates6th Aug, 13th Aug, 17th Sep, 24th Sep and 1st Oct 2015 - 10am-5pm

A social workshop for adults with learning disabilities.

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Snazzy StoriesSnazzy StoriesAn interactive storytelling session.7th August 2015Friday 28th August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Snazzy Stories

Free Event On Soon
Dates7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Aug 2015 - 11.30am-1pm|Pricing Free

An interactive storytelling session.

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Deptford Record Breakers Challenge (Ages 8-14)Deptford Record Breakers Challenge (Ages 8-14)Try your hand at breaking a record with fun and wacky challenges.7th August 2015Friday 28th August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Deptford Record Breakers Challenge (Ages 8-14)

Free Event On Soon
Dates7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Aug 2015 - 2pm-4pm|Pricing Free

Try your hand at breaking a record with fun and wacky challenges.

What Goes Up, Must Come DownWhat Goes Up, Must Come DownJoin us in the Albany Garden for free live music and family entertainment and help the tower rise. Explore its architectural detail and then help topple the tower at the end of the day.9th August 2015Sunday 9th August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Free Event On Soon
DatesSunday 9th August 2015 - 11am-5pm|Pricing Free

Join us in the Albany Garden for free live music and family entertainment and help the tower rise. Explore its architectural detail and then help topple the tower at the end of the day.

366 Days Of Kindness366 Days Of KindnessIn a combination of stand-up and storytelling, Bernadette Russell tells the story of a chance encounter in a Deptford post office following the 2011 London riots.18th August 2015Tuesday 18th August 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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366 Days Of Kindness

On Soon
DatesTuesday 18th August 2015 - 3pm-5pm

In a combination of stand-up and storytelling, Bernadette Russell tells the story of a chance encounter in a Deptford post office following the 2011 London riots.

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Something's Gonna HappenSomething's Gonna HappenAn evening of burlesque, cabaret arts and music.12th September 2015Saturday 12th September 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Something's Gonna Happen

DatesSaturday 12th September 2015 - 7.30pm

An evening of burlesque, cabaret arts and music.

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Mr Tiger Goes Wild: Goblin TheatreMr Tiger Goes Wild: Goblin TheatreAn adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown.13th September 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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Mr Tiger Goes Wild: Goblin Theatre

DatesSunday 13th September 2015 at 1pm and 3pm

An adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown.

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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.16th September 2015Saturday 19th September 2015 Where:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
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How To Be A Hero

Dates16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Sep 2015 - 7.30pm-9pm

The Deptford-based White Rabbit Theatre examines the real-life phenomenon of people who take justice into their own hands.

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Sunday) The Albany is closed.

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    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel London

    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel

    from 71 39% off
    South Quay, London, E14 9SH 31 minutes away 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

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside

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    265 Rotherhithe Street, London, SE16 5HW 36 minutes away 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

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    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich

    from 57 37% off
    Bugsby Way, London, SE10 0GD 37 minutes away 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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    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London
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    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

    Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 3DZ 6 minutes away 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

    Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban London
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    Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban

    30 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ 6 minutes away 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

    Greenwich Playhouse London
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    Greenwich Playhouse

    Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 10 minutes away 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

    136a Tanners Hill, London, SE8 4QD 8 minutes away from The Albany

    TheUtrophia 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

    Greenwich Picturehouse London
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    Greenwich Picturehouse

    180 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NN 13 minutes away 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

    Up the Creek London
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    Up the Creek

    302 Creek Road, Greenwick, London, SE10 9SW 14 minutes away 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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    Brockley Ukelele Group London

    Brockley Ukelele Group

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    Dates: Sunday 9th August 2015 - 8pm-10.30pm
    The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY 4 minutes away from The Albany

    South East London ukulele collective play requests from the audience....More

    Buskers' Night London

    Buskers' Night

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    Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Aug 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    The Bird's Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ 5 minutes away from The Albany

    Open stage for aspiring singer-songwriters and musicians....More

    Josie Long: Jokes Not Gags London

    Josie Long: Jokes Not Gags

    Today Only
    Dates: Sunday 2nd August 2015 - 7.30pm
    New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS 9 minutes away from The Albany

    Political commentary from the stand-up and writer, plus social feminist and poet, Janine Booth, and DJs, raising funds for SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) and Food Not ...More

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    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albany
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    Paynes and Borthwick Wharf

    15 Borthwick Street, London, SE8 3GH 4 minutes away 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

    APT Gallery London
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    APT Gallery

    Harold Works, 6 Creekside, London, SE8 4SA 5 minutes away 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

    Fan Museum London
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    Fan Museum

    12 Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ER 16 minutes away 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
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    The Cheeseboard

    26 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RT 15 minutes away 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

    The Creaky Shed London
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    The Creaky Shed

    20 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RT 15 minutes away 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

    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park London
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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park

    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, London, Se10 8QY 26 minutes away 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
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    The Deptford Project Cafe

    121-123 Deptford High Street, London, SE8 4NS 1 minutes away 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

    The Big Red Pizza & Bar London
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    The Big Red Pizza & Bar

    30 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4RZ 5 minutes away from The Albany

    Italian Cuisine...More

    Laban London
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    Laban

    Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 3DZ 6 minutes away from The Albany

    The caf, 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
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    London College Of Communication

    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB 3.4 miless away 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

    Four Corners London
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    Four Corners

    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, E2 0QN 3.6 miless away 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

    University of Greenwich London
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    University of Greenwich

    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS 21 minutes away 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
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    Greenwich Park

    Romney Road, London, SE10 9NF 24 minutes away 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

    The Paintball Centre London
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    The Paintball Centre

    Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14 9SF 36 minutes away 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

    West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, E14 5AB 37 minutes away 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

    460 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, SE14 6TJ 4 minutes away 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

    388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY 4 minutes away from The Albany

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    The Greenwich Union

    56 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RT 15 minutes away from The Albany

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    Davy's Wine Bar

    31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, E14 4DH 2 miless away 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

    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW 17 minutes away 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

    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 0PF 36 minutes away 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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    Laban

    Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 3DZ 6 minutes away 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

    Old Royal Naval College London
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    Old Royal Naval College

    Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LW 17 minutes away 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

    The Biscuit Factory London
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    The Biscuit Factory

    Drummond Road, Southwark, SE16 4DG 37 minutes away 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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    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015
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    The Amersham Arms  4 minutes walk from The Albany

    Tango lesson and dancing session.... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 6th September 2015
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    The Bird's Nest  5 minutes walk from The Albany

    Open stage for hip hop artists.... More

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    Comedy | On 2nd August 2015
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    New Cross Inn  9 minutes walk from The Albany

    Political commentary from the stand-up and writer, plus social feminist and poet, Janine Booth, and DJs, raising funds for SOAS ... More

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

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    Comedy | On 2nd August 2015
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    Cutty Sark  17 minutes walk from The Albany

    No-nonsense, award-winning stand-up from Devon.... More

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    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015
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    Cutty Sark  17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Dress as a swashbuckler for a pirate-themed day.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2015
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    Old Royal Naval College  17 minutes walk from The Albany

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    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015
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    Old Royal Naval College  17 minutes walk from The Albany

    Discover more about the historic buildings.... More

    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
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    Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016
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    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

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    Kids Events | Until 30th August 2015
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    Royal Observatory Greenwich  20 minutes walk from The Albany

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

     
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