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
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- 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.
- Directed by: Robert Icke
- Written by: William Shakespeare
Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke directs Andrew Scott in the title role of Shakespeare's gut-wrenching tragedy about the Prince of Denmark's tragic fall in the aftermath of his father's murder. Juliet Stevenson returns to the Almeida to play his doomed mother, Gertrude.
Sat 25 Mar
- Directed by: Rupert Goold
- Written by: James Graham
Rupert Goold directs the world premiere staging of James Graham's drama set in late 1960s Fleet Street, London, where a young and ambitious Rupert Murdoch embarks on a quest to hire an editor to give birth to a crowd-pleasing newspaper, The Sun.
Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, joins Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke to discuss the perils of playing Hamlet in the theatre's 2017 staging.
- Directed by: Jan Willem van den Bosch
- Written by: Dickie Beau (adapt)
Lip sync maestro Dickie Beau prowls the Almeida's set of Hamlet, channelling audio recordings of actors performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles in a solo performance which charts his own failed quest to play the tortured Dane. Directed by Jan willem van den Bosch.
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.
- Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
- Written by: Martin Crimp
Lyndsey Turner directs Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in Martin Crimp's blistering contemporary satire about an enterprising young woman at a New York film studio, who learns to her chagrin that the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Dani Parr chairs a panel discussion about the worldwide fascination with constructed realities in response to the Almeida's production of The Treatment. The panel includes Anita Biressi, Professor of Media and Communications at Roehampton, comedian and author Bella Younger and producer Nick Arnold.