Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. We present a huge range of events and participation opportunities each ...

The Albany
Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG
Deptford

The Albany


Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. We present a huge range of events and participation opportunities each year, across artforms and for all ages and most tastes.

Originally established in 1894 as The Deptford Fund to improve the plight of local people, it opened its first building, the Albany Institute in 1899. It became the Albany Empire in the 1970s, renowned as a pioneering home for radical community arts. The building was destroyed by fire in 1978, leading to its purpose-built new building opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1982.

Find us at...

  • The Albany
  • Douglas Way
  • Deptford
  • SE8 4AG

Our family-friendly offer

We offer fun, creative activities for families, from brilliant and bonding circus and dance sessions to learning to grow food.


Accessibility

The Albany’s Box Office, theatre, studios and café are all on the ground floor, as well as some of our meeting rooms. We also have fully accessible toilets on the ground floor and lift access to the first floor meeting rooms, offices and bar. Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building, there are near-by, free parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in Frankham Street car park and there is also free on street parking on Watson Street and Octavius Street.

Assistance animals can be brought into any of our spaces.


Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • Deptford

    The Snow Queen

    04-Dec-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    3 - 5 years
    2021-12-04T11:00:00Z 2021-12-04T12:00:00Z

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
  • Deptford

    The Snow Queen

    04-Dec-2021 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    3 - 5 years
    2021-12-04T14:00:00Z 2021-12-04T15:00:00Z

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
  • Deptford

    The Snow Queen

    05-Dec-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    3 - 5 years
    2021-12-05T11:00:00Z 2021-12-05T12:00:00Z

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
  • Deptford

    The Snow Queen

    05-Dec-2021 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    3 - 5 years
    2021-12-05T14:00:00Z 2021-12-05T15:00:00Z

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
  • London

    The Ballad of Rudy

    11-Dec-2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Canada Water Library

    In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose; rather it’s his talent for music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Meeting new friends including a magical Jazz Penguin, Rudy goe...

    3 - 7 years
    2021-12-11T10:00:00Z 2021-12-11T11:00:00Z

    In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose; rather it’s his talent for music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Meeting new friends including a magical Jazz Penguin, Rudy goe...

    21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
  • Deptford

    The Snow Queen

    11-Dec-2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    3 - 5 years
    2021-12-11T10:00:00Z 2021-12-11T11:00:00Z

    At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years....“...

    Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
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