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.

Event times

There are 7 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.

Sat 12 Aug

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 2017 / 020 7359 4404

Mon 14 Aug

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 2017 / 020 7359 4404

Tue 15 Aug

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale May 2017 / 020 7359 4404

…and 40 more dates until 30 Sep

Hamlet

  • 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.

Wed 22 Feb

£10–£30 preview; £10–£60 / 020 7359 4404

Thu 23 Feb

£10–£30 preview; £10–£60 / 020 7359 4404

Fri 24 Feb

£10–£30 preview; £10–£60 / 020 7359 4404

…and 36 more dates until 8 Apr

Ink

  • 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.

Sat 17 Jun

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

Mon 19 Jun

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

Tue 20 Jun

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

…and 40 more dates until 5 Aug

Playing Hamlet

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.

Thu 6 Apr

£7 (£5) / 020 7359 4404

Re-Member Me

  • 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.

Sun 19 Mar

£15 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

Sun 26 Mar

£15 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

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 11 Mar

£7 (£6) / 020 7359 4404

The Treatment

  • 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.

Mon 24 Apr

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

Tue 25 Apr

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

Wed 26 Apr

£10–£39.50 tickets on sale Feb 2, 10am / 020 7359 4404

…and 39 more dates until 10 Jun

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