Your Best Guess

Your Best Guess

We can’t help living in the future – booking flights for holidays, organising birthday parties, writing applications. But all of this is merely supposition. When the time comes, these things may happen according to plan, or they may not. 

Shackleton's Cat

Shackleton's Cat

Shackleton’s Cat tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds. Featuring an ingenious set, with maps and images from the expedition, interactive songs and a cat. 

Yvette

Yvette

Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum. She wants to tell us about something… her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, garage remixes, hello kitty underwear and an ‘Uncle’ lurking in the corner of her story. 

You've Got Dragons

You've Got Dragons

With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face. £7 / £24 family 

Cathy

Cathy

Exploring homelessness 50 years on from Cathy Come Home, the seminal Ken Loach film, Cathy is candid, poignant and intimate. It offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs and gentrification. 

The Tale of the Cockatrice

The Tale of the Cockatrice

Two muddle-headed storytellers use breath-taking puppetry, boisterous and beautiful live music, and general tomfoolery to create this dark, winding fable for monster lovers young and old... 

Grandad's Island

Grandad's Island

Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad and Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as they head off in the jungle on a journey that will change their lives forever... 

Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards

Disco Kids: Witches and Wizards

Our fab disco for under 7s returns! Wee witches and sapling sorcerers, grab your broomsticks and fly on down to the Albany for a magical dance party with themed video, live performance and a spell-binding soundtrack! £6 / £20 family 

Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids

Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West’s marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! £7 / £24 family 

Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony

Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony

Join Tweedy the clown and Ludvink Loyal for a musical afternoon of fun! Can two contrasting characters learn to get on and make the show work? Let’s hope so. Tickets: £7 / £24 Family 

Tidy Up

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go. Join us for a dance-theatre performance that gets all messed up. Tickets: £7 / £24 family 

Noisy Holiday

Noisy Holiday

The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holiday and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. This lively show contains a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation... 

Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks

A humorous, playful and visually exciting original play, exploring the beauty of difference and how things are always better when we work together. Tickets: £7 / £24 Family 

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy from award-winning musical comedian, Jay Foreman. 'Classy and funny... Victoria Wood for the Spotify generation.' Chortle Tickets: £7 / £24 Family 

Disco Kids: Old Skool Disco

Disco Kids: Old Skool Disco

Our fab disco for Under 7s returns! Grab your pink leg warmers, don your ankle boots and make you hair as big as can be! It’s our retro disco for the digital generation to party like it’s the ‘80s. 

Bromance

Bromance

Watch with wonder as handshakes become handstands in our Christmas Circus Spectacular! £18 Full Price, £23 Premium (includes drinks and nibbles) EARLY BIRD OFFER: £14. Limited Availability. 

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

Moving through all four seasons, we bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. With inventive physicality and live music, this charming production plays with the importance of identity and self-worth... 

Objectively Funny Festival

Objectively Funny Festival

9 days & 42 shows of the finest live comedians in Britain. Featuring Joseph Morpurgo, Phil Kay, Tiff Stevenson and the biggest names in sketch, standup and alternative comedy. Tickets from just £1. 

Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Sweetness and Bite

Story Jam: Reel and Unravel - Sweetness and Bite

The first night of our season of songs about stories and stories about songs. Storytellers Rachel Rose Reid and Sarah Liisa Wilkinson and musician Tim Karp bring you sweetness and plenty of bite... 

Ở Deptford

Ở Deptford

You are duly invited to join us (in) Ở Deptford to go on a humorous and heart felt journey taking you to the shops and the secret spots of Deptford offering a window into the lives of the rich East Asian community living here... 

Concoct-a-Tale

Concoct-a-Tale

Returning for your delight, our unique evening of storytelling improv brought to you by Shanti-Chi. Spirited artistic director Griot Chinyere will guide you to concoct-a-tale with your team and give an original freestyle performance. 

BRRR!

BRRR!

Steve has a problem, a very peculiar problem…and he needs your help. You see, Steve is cold, very, very - BRRR! - cold. But why is that such a peculiar problem? Well, Steve is a penguin! 

The Residents

The Residents

A site-specific ghost story staged in real homes across South London. In their most intimate show yet, Teatro Vivo invite you to a house viewing with a difference - they will share the stories of previous inhabitants. 

Penguin! Elephant!

Penguin! Elephant!

With original songs, hilarious physical comedy and dance, Penguin! Elephant! is a magical new show about celebrating differences for anyone who’ve ever waddled like a Penguin or stomped like an Elephant. 

Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion

Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion

Tomorrow I was Always a Lion is a captivating theatrical investigation into the nature of psychosis and recovery. Based on the extraordinary memoir by Arnhild Lauveng, it tells a unique personal story of living with and recovering from schizophrenia. 

Underneath a Magical Moon

Underneath a Magical Moon

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air... 

Snow Play

Snow Play

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? You would have icicles in the kitchen and snow all over your bed! Well that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the weather or the time of year! When Mr Green comes back from holiday to find Mr White in his house it's the start of a brrrrilliant series of adventures as Mr White covers the whole house in snow and Mr Green does everything he can to get him outside into the garden... 

Hatched: PERKY: A Bra Project

Hatched: PERKY: A Bra Project

We wonder why so many women wear an ill-fitting bra? Why do some women not wear a bra at all? Do women have to wear a bra? PERKY is a bra revolution, to ‘undo’ bewilderment around the cup and the underwire... 

Dance Double Bill: No Man is an Island and O Snap

Dance Double Bill: No Man is an Island and O Snap

A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with the Albany, artsdepot, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, and Watermans, with The Broadway and the Unicorn Theatre. No Man is an Island is a duet where one dancer’s body supports the other throughout, so his feet never come into contact with the ground... 

Hatched: Twentyfirst Century Chorus: From Noting 1

Hatched: Twentyfirst Century Chorus: From Noting 1

New movement based theatre work devised from notes and ideas about media representation of current issues. Director Struan Leslie makes ensemble and chorus based work about current issues and ideas. 

Circus Family Workshop

Circus Family Workshop

Tumble, balance and spin on a hairpin: learn circus skills in partnership with your child. Brilliant and bonding! 

Something's Gonna Happen

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret and body art... 

Future Film Night

Future Film Night

Explore the future on the silver screen with a night of short films from Hothouse artists and guest filmmakers. Featuring an eclectic mix of animation, sci-fi and documentary, the event will look to the near and distant future, encouraging the audience to consider how Deptford and the world might look. 

Chill Pill

Chill Pill

Chill Pill are one of the top poetry collectives in the UK. Their showcases at the Albany are unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious. Expect the best poets in the land, live music, instant writing challenges, sweets, high fives, hugs, the headline poem, classic corner, and a chance for you to step up on the open mic. 

Muhammad Ali and Me

Muhammad Ali and Me

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 & Tuesday 11 - Saturday 16 October, 7.30pm Saturday matinees 2.30pm Performed in memory and celebration of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest, 1942-2016. 'Muhammad Ali and me have one thing in common: we were Black in the seventies... 

Cabaret Playroom

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Now in its fifth season, Cabaret Playroom has so far featured drag queens, divas, clowns, tap dancers, comedians, ukuleles, performance art, spoken word and ventriloquism... 

Meet Me at the Fun Palace

Meet Me at the Fun Palace

Now in its third year, the national Fun Palaces campaign is an international celebration of arts and sciences. Once again, Meet Me at the Albany elders, artists and volunteers take over the Albany theatre for an afternoon of curious creativity and eclectic entertainment. 

Soundhoppers

Soundhoppers

Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen and Helen Frosi, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening. This workshop is part of sound is sound is sound. 

sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the SE postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians. 

The Girl and the Giraffe

The Girl and the Giraffe

One 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... 

Growing Up Club

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities: dig, grow, play and discover before or after watching a show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket. 

Disco Kids: Under the Sea

Disco Kids: Under the Sea

Calling all fishy friends to the dance floor! Disco Kids presents an underwater adventure for your little sea monsters. Dressing up is highly recommended, so grab some seaweed and swim on down. 

Noise Report

Noise Report

Noise Report create immersive club nights where artists experiment with video, music and other art forms. They play new, forwardthinking music, with an emphasis on techno but no restriction on genre...