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The Albany

Douglas Way, LONDON, SE8 4AG
020 8692 4446

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Transport

The nearest stations to the Albany are New Cross and Deptford.

From New Cross station turn left on to Amersham Vale then take the first right at Waldron Health Centre on to Douglas Way. Walk through Margaret Macmillan Park, cross Watson's Street and the Albany is situated on the left.

From Deptford station turn right out of the station on to Deptford High Street, take the first right on to Douglas Way and the Albany is on the right.

You can also get to the Albany from Deptford Bridge DLR station. Turn right out of the station onto New Cross Road then take the first right onto Deptford High Street. Keep walking up Deptford High Street for 5 minutes until you reach Douglas Way on your left. Turn onto Douglas Way and you will see the Albany.

All three stations, New Cross, Deptford and Deptford Bridge DLR stations are accessible for wheelchair users. For videos of how to get here using flat-routes

Parking

Pay-and-display street parking on Watson’s Street, Octavius Street, Rochdale Way and Frankham Street.

Traffic on Watson's Street can be very heavy on market days – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – and parking can be difficult during the day.

Cafe

The fully licensed café is a great place to eat, drink, chat, meet friends and colleagues or just take it easy. They are committed to being a sustainable café offering affordable, locally sourced lunch time food and snacks prepared freshly on site… not to mention their cakes – perfect with a cup of fair trade tea or coffee.

The café is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm on Saturday and on evenings and Sundays in line with our programme of events.

Bar

The fully licensed theatre bar is situated on the balcony level within the theatre making it perfect for pre-show and interval drinks.

They sell a range of locally-sourced beers, wines and spirits as well as soft drinks and snacks.

Opening times are in line with performance times.

Access Info

Regular BSL interpreted performances. For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.thealbany.org.uk/visit/59/Access

Albany Theatre is an arts and culture centre in Deptford, South-East London. The site’s main auditorium doubles up as a 300-seat venue for plays, and a 500-seat venue for music events. It also contains two intimate studio theatres, a café for spoken word performances and several function rooms.

The Albany (as it is known to local residents) began in the 1970s when touring theatre company ‘The Combination’ made the building home. They started an organisation with the intention of supporting the local community through artistic ventures, including performances and workshops. During this time, it also hosted the major music events called Rock Against Racism which featured popular music bands, including Dire Straits.

Following a fire in 1978, the original building was destroyed. The new and current building was built in four years, and was officially opened by Princess Diana in 1982. During this era of the venue’s history, The Albany hosted more musicians such as Elvis Costello and Squeeze.

In current times, The Albany is home to many artistic companies, and continues to provide an eclectic programme of spoken word, live music, club nights, theatre and children’s shows. It also continues to advance its artistic programme with a focus on supporting the local community, especially getting elderly people involved with theatre.

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