STEAM DOWN LIVE +  SPECIAL GUESTS

STEAM DOWN LIVE + SPECIAL GUESTS

Steam Down return to the Albany for a special homecoming gig. 

Cabaret Playroom: The  Showcase

Cabaret Playroom: The Showcase

The pick of the Cabaret Playroom season. 

An Evening for Ed – Glenn  Tilbrook + Support

An Evening for Ed – Glenn Tilbrook + Support

A special fundraiser from Squeeze front-man, Glenn Tilbrook with support from emerging South East London musicians 

Night on Boob Mountain

Night on Boob Mountain

Night on Boob Mountain is a surreal and raucous teen horror gig theatre show set on the island of Teendom. 

Summer in the Garden: The  Grimm Sisters

Summer in the Garden: The Grimm Sisters

The Grimm Sisters present their marvellous mix of storytelling, comedy & live music. Socially distanced, interactive outdoor theatre - perfect for 2021! 

Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Live at the Albany with Romarna Campbell

Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Live at the Albany with Romarna Campbell

Tomorrow’s Warriors are proud to present the return of Romarna Campbell in our in-person gigs series, Live at the Albany. 

Summer in the Garden:  Libraries Summer Reading  Challenge

Summer in the Garden: Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Deptford Lounge Library presents this year Summer Reading Challenge “Wild World Heroes”, alongside the World Wildlife Fund and the Reading Agency working together to inspire yo… 

Summer in the Garden:  Adam Kammerling and  Friends’ Real-Life, Totally  Awesome Book Launch  Party

Summer in the Garden: Adam Kammerling and Friends’ Real-Life, Totally Awesome Book Launch Party

Join poet Adam Kammerling as he launches his debut collection Seder, alongside a gang of hyper-talented poets and musicians. 

Summer in the Garden:  Pocket Change

Summer in the Garden: Pocket Change

An evening of organically improvised live jazz and groove music. Led by saxophonist Quinn Oulton, and featuring some of the finest creative minds of the UK jazz scene. 

Cece’s Speakeasy

Cece’s Speakeasy

As global temperatures rise, the quality and quantity of our crops decreases. 

Summer in the Garden: The  Rascally Diner!

Summer in the Garden: The Rascally Diner!

Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner! Join chef Rufus in this fun-filled, messy performance about food. 

Charles Hayward presents….

Charles Hayward presents….

Musician and sound activist Charles Hayward presents a wild mix of genre fluid music from the London underground and beyond. 

Summer in the Garden:  Make Music Day 2021 with  Comfortable Classical

Summer in the Garden: Make Music Day 2021 with Comfortable Classical

Come and enjoy live, classical music in a relaxed, lunchtime performance with City of London Sinfonia. 

Summer in the Garden: Make  Music Day with South London  Choirs

Summer in the Garden: Make Music Day with South London Choirs

Four local ‘Sing Out’ community choirs are singing together to celebrate Make Music Day 2021. As part of the Albany’s Summer in the Garden. 

The Big Albany Poetry  Picnic

The Big Albany Poetry Picnic

Come together. Write Now! A brand new event, the POETRY PICNIC! A snack heavy celebration of music and poetry, with poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. 

Tomorrow’s Warriors  presents Live at the Albany  with Xhosa Cole

Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Live at the Albany with Xhosa Cole

In the first of our in-person gigs in the Live at the Albany series, Tomorrow’s Warriors are proud to present Xhosa Cole. 

Summer in the Garden:  Seder

Summer in the Garden: Seder

A new work-in-progress sharing of poetry and dance by Adam Kammerling and a hyper-dynamic cohort of truly incredible artists. 

Summer in the Garden:  Rocks

Summer in the Garden: Rocks

Birds’ Eye View and the Albany are coming together to deliver two free screenings of Rocks. 

Summer in the Garden: Black  Panther

Summer in the Garden: Black Panther

Deptford Cinema is proud to present a free outdoor screening of Black Panther in partnership with the Albany to kick-off our Summer season. 

Half Life

Half Life

An intergenerational cast of performers explore the difference age brings and the constant things in life that bind us all together. 

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

A couple confront impending death with bawdy humour and burgeoning sadness in Ridiculusmus’s unsettling two-hander, set in a future cursed by eternal life without eternal youth. 

How To Keep Time

How To Keep Time

Explore the effects of dementia on speech, memory and family life. 

Up Yours: An Evening with Lavinia Co-op

Up Yours: An Evening with Lavinia Co-op

Sixty-eight-year-old drag legend Lavinia Co-op (Bloolips) reflects on queer life over the past half-century, using recorded interviews and her incomparable abilities as a dancer, c… 

Upendo Dance

Upendo Dance

Using both traditional and contemporary dance genres, members of HIV charity Red Ribbon perform a piece about positive opportunities in life that are possible for people living wit… 

Legends and Legacies Ball

Legends and Legacies Ball

Now is the time for trailblazers, boundary-breakers and total legends to shine. 

Slap and Tickle

Slap and Tickle

An award-winning, dark and ribald physical commentary, bringing together dance and spoken word. 

AUDITION (a work in progress)

AUDITION (a work in progress)

AUDITION combines contemporary circus, dance-theatre, fierce acrobatics and stunning visuals. 

Lisa Klevemark Waits for the Green Man (before crossing the street)

Lisa Klevemark Waits for the Green Man (before crossing the street)

Lisa Klevemark, though Swedish, Lutheran and very boring, went to renowned clown school Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France. 

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included) - Edinburgh Preview

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included) - Edinburgh Preview

Four years ago, Dylan Dodds asked himself a question. 

The View From Behind The  Futuristic Rose Trellis

The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis

The View From Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis enthusiastically sings and dances its way through inner and outer realities, sifting through its characters to reveal moments of go… 

Rallying Cry

Rallying Cry

The planet is spinning off its axis. 

Girl World

Girl World

Tilly and Inga exist in a surreal bubble called Girl World where the only rule is “No boys allowed!” Girl World is a pop-tastic, musical playground where best friends wrea… 

Working Class Dinner Party

Working Class Dinner Party

Scottee is making a new solo show commissioned by HOME about the c word – class. 

Wow Everything is Amazing

Wow Everything is Amazing

Is technology shaping us or are we shaping it? Let’s plug in to the global nervous system and harness the co-evolution of humans and technology. 

The Kids are Alright

The Kids are Alright

The Kids Are Alright is a surreal and confronting new work combining dance and new writing, participation and performance, children and adults. 

Likkle Rum with Grandma

Likkle Rum with Grandma

“When I came here I cried for nearly two years… everyday. 

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

If we really are what we eat, what does that say about who we are today?Join Displace Yourself Theatre in a feast for the senses and tastes from around the world in this new show t… 

The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye

The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye

‘From a distance everything is beautiful, isn’t it? Until we magnify it. 

Glory

Glory

Welcome to Glory’s gym. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

Flightpaths

Flightpaths

The biwa hôshi were blind storytellers who travelled the length and breadth of medieval Japan making a living from their epic tales. 

The Headwrap Diaries

The Headwrap Diaries

An uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!Three fierce, clever and witty female characters ta… 

Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW

Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW

  • Listing
  • Children’s Shows
  • London Fringe
  • Multiple Venues
  • 20th Feb - 7th Apr 2019

A new show for children and families from Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. 

Luca Rutherford's Political Party

Luca Rutherford's Political Party

Do you ever get confused or overwhelmed by politics? Do you ever feel like the only way to make a difference is to change everything? Do you ever think that if you can’t cha… 

Battered Pink & Blue

Battered Pink & Blue

A brand new comedy show about being a man and being a woman. 

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

Two blind women take centre stage sometimes on aerial silks, sometimes with their feet firmly on the ground but always surrounded by voices, music, stories and ghosts. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

A globe-trotting, time-travelling, mini-spectacle with turbulent polemics and unexpectedly poignant stop-offs. 

Aviatrix

Aviatrix

Aviatrix is a new play in development from ivo theatre that tells the story of the struggle to move freely in the 21st Century and the dark, persistent ripples of the British Empir… 

Castaways

Castaways

Castaways explores the nature of friendship, trauma and tribal loyalties in a neighbourhood where the blue touch paper is waiting to be lit… 

Letters I Haven’t Written:  Gwyneth Herbert

Letters I Haven’t Written: Gwyneth Herbert

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Tag, swipe, meme, like; the way we communicate is constantly changing. 

Dennis of Penge

Dennis of Penge

Dennis of Penge is part gig, part poetry, part theatre performance, all transcendent. 

Egg

Egg

Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from Paper Doll Militia: a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice. 

Diva Regina: Work Permit in Progress

Diva Regina: Work Permit in Progress

Phoenix Arts Club Cabaret Award Finalist Diva Regina presents her first solo cabaret show at Camden Fringe. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

A modern, immersive and site specific adaptation of Hamlet set within the dysfunctional surroundings of a family run pub. 

The Intimate Strangers: Wuthering Heights

The Intimate Strangers: Wuthering Heights

The Intimate Strangers mount a foolish attempt to produce a sketch show where every sketch references the song Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. 

Bibi Crew: Get Raunchy

Bibi Crew: Get Raunchy

A raunchy rude ride through the carnal minds of BiBi Crew. 

Jude Starbeam: Interactive Workshop

Jude Starbeam: Interactive Workshop

An interactive workshop to discover how our brains work, and what life might be like for children growing up with a brain that works a little differently from our own. 

Jude Starbeam

Jude Starbeam

When her spaceship crashes on a desolate planet, Jude Starbeam finds herself stranded in a far corner of the galaxy. 

Your Best Guess

Your Best Guess

We can’t help living in the future – booking flights for holidays, organising birthday parties, writing applications. 

The Road That Wasn’t There

The Road That Wasn’t There

An award-winning dark fairytale about a girl who followed a map of the edge of the world. 

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. 

Yvette

Yvette

Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum. 

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. 

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 a… 

Grandad's Island

Grandad's Island

Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad and Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. 

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 perform… 

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,… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

Moving through all four seasons, we bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. 

Objectively Funny Festival

Objectively Funny Festival

9 days & 42 shows of the finest live comedians in Britain. 

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. 

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 li… 

Concoct-a-Tale

Concoct-a-Tale

Returning for your delight, our unique evening of storytelling improv brought to you by Shanti-Chi. 

BRRR!

BRRR!

Steve has a problem, a very peculiar problem…and he needs your help. 

The Residents

The Residents

A site-specific ghost story staged in real homes across South London. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 ar… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Muhammad Ali and Me

Muhammad Ali and Me

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 & Tuesday 11 - Saturday 16 October, 7. 

Chill Pill

Chill Pill

Chill Pill are one of the top poetry collectives in the UK. 

Cabaret Playroom

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas. 

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. 

Soundhoppers

Soundhoppers

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

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 highl… 

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. 

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. 

Noise Report

Noise Report

Noise Report create immersive club nights where artists experiment with video, music and other art forms.