Deptford

The Albany


A theatre venue with accessible toilets, cafe and garden. Disabled parking at the rear and free on street parking on Watson's St, Octavius St and Frankham St. Deptford Station has lift access.

Find us at...

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

Accessibility

If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair
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.
Our garden can be reached through double doors in our café.
Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building and there is also free on street parking on Watson’s Street, Octavius Street and Frankham Street.
Deptford Station has lift access.
We can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs in all of our performance spaces. Please inform box office when you book so we can make provision for this and reserve your space.
If your mobility requirements necessitate someone to assist you with your trip to the Albany, we can arrange a complimentary ticket for your companion.

If you are blind or have a visual impairment
Guide dogs can be brought into any of our spaces or left with our staff during a performance.

We can reserve you an easily accessible seat in all of our performance spaces or, if you’d like, an usher can help to guide you to your seat, just ask our box office when you book.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing
There is an induction loop at our Box Office and reception for hearing aid users.
Hearing dogs can be brought into the auditorium or left with our staff during a performance.

We have regular BSL interpreted performances - look for the BSL button in our paper brochure or the electronic version here.

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Once you’re here…
As you enter the building you will see the Box Office and reception on your right. From here you can buy and collect tickets or find out where you should be going if you’re coming for a meeting or to visit someone.

If you are attending a meeting here or visiting one of our resident companies and are unsure where to go, please ask any of the front of house team who will be more than happy to help.

If you’re coming to watch a show, the entrance to the theatre is on the right of the foyer. Doors usually open about 15 minutes before the start time when you can take your seats for a performance. If you’re watching a show, these will be staffed by our front of house assistants, who wear black t-shirts with the Albany logo on them. The way we set up our seating regularly changes, seats might be in rows or in a circle, so they are all unreserved and you can sit where you like.

For a performance we usually recommend arriving 15-30 minutes prior to the start time so you can get a drink and make yourself comfortable.

You can buy a drink or snacks in our café through the automatic doors on the left of the foyer. You can also buy lunch in our café if you’re here during the day.

Ladies toilets are on the right of the foyer and men’s toilets are situated on the left with accessible toilets next to both.

If you would like to use the internet during your visit, there is free wi-fi in our café. Ask our Box Office or café staff for the password.
Relaxed Performances
Throughout the year we aim to programme a number of relaxed performances to our  family theatre shows for children with Autism, Asperger’s or other learning disabilities. These performances are designed to be more relaxed with the option to leave and re-enter the theatre at any time. We make sure the lights don’t get too dark and the sounds aren’t too loud. If it all gets a little too much, there is also the option to use our ‘chill out’ room with games and space to move around and make noise.

Attitude is Everything

We have been working closely with Attitude is Everything to achieve Silver award as defined in their Charter of Best Practice. We will continue this relationship aiming to achieve the Gold award.


Our Events

  • London

    Emily Rising

    22-Oct-2019 13:00 PM - 23-Oct-2019 15:00 PM
    Canada Water Library

    Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise Emily keeps rising higher and higher.

    7 - 10 years
  • Deptford

    The Bear

    22-Oct-2019 14:00 PM - 24-Oct-2019 14:00 PM

    One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

    3 - 6 years
  • London

    The Snow Dragon

    02-Nov-2019 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
    Canada Water Library

    Billy has everything a young goat could need, and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies...

    3 - 6 years
  • Deptford

    Stella

    03-Nov-2019 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

    Stella is a Star Engineer. From her home on the Moon she keeps the stars shining bright for when we need them most, to make a wish or find our way back home. But down on Earth things are changing. The...

    3 - 6 years
  • FREE
    Deptford

    Deptford Live!

    07-Nov-2019 12:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    Deptford Live!

    Deptford Live! is your chance to take centre stage, share a skill, meet other local creative people and have a free, fun, family friendly day out!

  • FREE
    Deptford

    The Last Noël

    24-Nov-2019 14:30 PM - 14:30 PM
    The Last Noël

    It’s 25 December. Three generations of a family are busy preparing a feast, and you’re invited. But someone is missing from the table.

    12 - 15 years
  • Deptford

    Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

    01-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 29-Dec-2019 14:00 PM

     

    3 - 6 years
  • Deptford

    Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

    05-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

     

    3 - 6 years
  • Deptford

    Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

    10-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

     

    3 - 6 years
  • London

    Frozen Snow Queen

    20-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 21-Nov-2019 19:00 PM
    Frozen Snow Queen

    A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen�s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English. Featuring a cast of two live performers joined digitally by a hos...

    6 - 12 years
  • London

    Frozen Snow Queen

    20-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 21-Nov-2019 19:00 PM
    Frozen Snow Queen

    A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen�s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English. Featuring a cast of two live performers joined digitally by a hos...

    6 - 12 years
  • London

    Frozen Snow Queen

    20-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 21-Nov-2019 19:00 PM
    Canada Water Theatre

    A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen�s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English. Featuring a cast of two live performers joined digitally by a hos...

    6 - 12 years
  • London

    Frozen Snow Queen

    20-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 21-Nov-2019 19:00 PM
    Canada Water Theatre

    A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English. Featuring a cast of two live performers joined digitally by a hos...

    6 - 12 years
  • Deptford

    Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

    27-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     

    3 - 6 years
  • Deptford

    Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

    28-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     

    3 - 6 years

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