Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
  • Telephone 020 7359 4404
  • Bar open Mon-Sat 11.30am-6pm (11.30am-11pm on perf evenings)
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  • Website www.almeida.co.uk
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Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre is known for it intimate atmosphere and the curved wall behind the stage.

It was built in 1837 for the Islington Literary and Scientific Society which included a 500 seat lecture hall. It had a range other uses from the late 1880's until it opened as a theatre in 1980 and now seats 325 people between the stalls and circle on informal bench seating.

It has a programme to open theatre up to younger audiences.

Many shows that run at the Almeida then transfer to the West End and elsewhere.

Events at this venue

There are 10 events at this location

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Against

  • Directed by: Ian Rickson
  • Written by: Christopher Shinn

Ben Whishaw returns to the Almeida following his acclaimed performance as Dionysos in Bakkhai to play an ambitious aerospace billionaire, who sets out to change the hi-tech landscape, in the world premiere staging of Christopher Shinn's gripping drama set in Silicon Valley. Directed by Ian Rickson.

Thu 24 Aug

£10–£32 preview, tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£48 tickets on sale May 25, 10am / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Aug

£10–£32 preview, tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£48 tickets on sale May 25, 10am / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Aug

£10–£32 preview, tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 25, 10am; £10–£48 tickets on sale May 25, 10am / 020 7359 4404

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 30 more dates until 30 Sep

Against All Odds

  • Directed by: Beth Shouler
  • Written by: Charlotte Josephine

Eighty young people and adults involved in Arsenal In The Community's programmes respond to Christopher Shinn's play Against in collaboration with writer Charlotte Josephine and director Beth Shouler.

Fri 25 Aug

Free, ticketed, adv booking essential / 020 7359 4404

  • 17:00

Albion

  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

Director Rupert Goold collaborates with writer Mike Bartlett for the first time since the award-winning King Charles III for a poignant drama about a woman searching for seeds of hope in the ruins of an English garden. Starring Victoria Hamilton.

Tue 10 Oct

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Oct

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Oct

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30
…and 37 more dates until 24 Nov

Almeida Questions: Brutal Truths

Columnist and priest Giles Fraser chairs a lively discussion about how we experience violence in modern society featuring Vivienne Habri, Professor of International Politics at King's College, Stephen Bottoms, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the University of Manchester, and Cleo Van Velsen…

Thu 7 Sep

£7 (£5) / 020 7359 4404

  • 18:00

In Conversation: Ian Rickson And Tanya Seghatchian

Rickson, director of Against and former Artistic Director of the Royal Court, discusses his career and work with BAFTA award-winning producer Seghatchian.

Mon 4 Sep

£7 (£5) / 020 7359 4404

  • 18:00

In Conversation: Mike Bartlett And Rupert Goold

Writer Bartlett and Almeida Artistic Director Goold discuss working together on the play Albion after the award-winning success of their previous collaboration King Charles III.

Mon 30 Oct

£7 (£5) / 020 7359 4404

  • 18:00

Summer And Smoke

  • Directed by: Rebecca Frecknall
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams

Patsy Ferran stars in Tennessee Williams' emotionally wrought drama about loneliness, love and self-destruction, set during one long hot summer when Alma meets a man, who will turn her life upside down and force her to question her obligations. Directed by Rebecca Frecknall.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Mon 26 Feb 2018

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£10–£32 preview; £10–£39.50 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30
…and 34 more dates until 7 Apr 2018

Theatre Tours

An experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage, wardrobe and technical areas, sharing the building's history from lecture room to music hall and carnival novelties factory.

Sat 4 Nov

£7 (£6) / 020 7359 4404

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£7 (£6) / 020 7359 4404

  • 11:00

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£7 (£6) / 020 7359 4404

  • 11:00

This Is How We Die

  • Written by: Christopher Brett Bailey

Christopher Brett Bailey writes and performs a nightmarish collage of spoken word and storytelling laced with black humour, which conjures tales of young love and simmering paranoia.

Sun 10 Sep

£15; £5 under 26s (£12) / 020 7359 4404

  • 18:00
  • 20:00

Sun 24 Sep

£15; £5 under 26s (£12) / 020 7359 4404

  • 18:00
  • 20:00

The Twilight Zone

  • Directed by: Richard Jones
  • Written by: Charles Beaumont, Anne Washburn (adapt), Richard Matheson, Rod Serling

Magic, science fiction and fantasy collide in Anne Washburn's stage adaptation of stories from the cult TV series written by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, set in a dimension of imagination known as the Twilight Zone. Directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones.

Tue 5 Dec

£10–£32; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Dec

£10–£32; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Dec

£10–£32; £10–£39.50; £10–£48 / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30
…and 42 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

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