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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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I Knew YouI Knew YouAn exploration of family relationships, absent fathers and role models in Steven Camden's drama.2018-06-21T19:30:00+01002018-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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I Knew You
Rob Auton: The Talk Show (Work In Progress)Rob Auton: The Talk Show (Work In Progress)The award-winning writer - whose annual meditations on life have previously focused on the colour yellow, the sky, faces, hair and water - talks about talking.2018-06-21T19:30:00+01002018-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Rob Auton: The Talk Show (Work In Progress)
Fest en Fest: Strangers & OthersFest en Fest: Strangers & Others2018-06-22T15:00:00+01002018-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Fest On Fest: Me TooFest On Fest: Me Too2018-06-23T20:30:00+01002018-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Suitman JungleSuitman JungleLive jungle music and spoken word combine in this production about city life and the rave music that gets Suitman through his 9-5.2018-06-28T19:30:00+01002018-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Chill Pill: The Big OneChill Pill: The Big OneLiterary & Education, Poetry.2018-06-29T20:00:00+01002018-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Heaux NoireHeaux NoireThe lives of black and brown women told through poetry and music.2018-06-30T19:30:00+01002018-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Heaux Noire
Talia Randall - Here And NowTalia Randall - Here And NowLiterary & Education, Poetry.2018-07-01T16:30:00+01002018-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Blackheath Halls Opera: Dido And AeneasBlackheath Halls Opera: Dido And AeneasPolly Graham directs Purcell's classic opera about the tragic love affair between the Queen Of Carthage and the Trojan hero.2018-07-16T19:30:00+01002018-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Blackheath Halls Opera: Dido And Aeneas
Albany Youth ShowcaseAlbany Youth ShowcasePerformances of dance, music and theatre by students from Love2Dance and Uncover Theatre.2018-07-22T19:00:00+01002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £45  29% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 9 minutes from The Albany
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  42% 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 £70  32% 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
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Albany
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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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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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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Curzon Goldsmiths
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, SE14 | 8 minutes from The Albany
Goldsmiths, University of London and Curzon Cinemas have come together in partnership, creating a state of the art 101 seat auditorium with 4k projection and Dolby ... 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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I Knew You
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June 2018 - 7.30pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
An exploration of family relationships, absent fathers and role models in Steven Camden's drama....More
 
 
 
Now On
Rob Auton: The Talk Show (Work In Progress)
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 20th, 21st and 22nd June 2018 - 7.30pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
The award-winning writer - whose annual meditations on life have previously focused on the colour yellow, the sky, faces, hair and water - talks about talking....More
 
 
 
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Slatterns
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st May to 24th June 2018 - 12noon-5pm
The Albany, Harold Works, 6 Creekside, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....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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Shopping near The Albany

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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Education near The Albany

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.
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
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The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
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Nightlife near The Albany

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
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... 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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Slatterns
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

APT Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Albany

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

The Blackout
Comedy | On 21st June 2018 

Up the Creek 14 minutes walk from The Albany

MC Johnny Cochrane hosts a quick-fire competition in which 15 stand-ups battle it out in five-minute slots....More

A waving field of feathers: feathers, tradition, and fashion at the British court.
Exhibitions | On 21st June 2018 

Fan Museum 16 minutes walk from The Albany

Exhibitions & Art, Fashion....More

The Sirens' Voice: Magnificent Women
Concerts | On 21st June 2018 

Cutty Sark 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Live Music, Choir....More

Greenwich: A Painter's Perspective
Exhibitions | Until 5th August 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Literary & Education, Talk....More

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What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
Foodie Events | On 17th July 

Secret Location

Launching on 17th July, What's On The Red ...More

 
Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
Dining 

Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Film Events | On 22nd June 

Bankside

Good news Secret Cinema fans! It's National Kissing ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
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November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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