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Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Highbury & Islington (800m)

National Rail

Essex Road (650m), Highbury & Islington (800m)

London Buses

4, 19, 30, 43 (Route 43 is accessible)

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The Almeida Theatre is a North London powerhouse, famous for its ambitious aim to launch the next generation of British artists onto the global stage.

A small, intimate room with an international reputation, and the source of many an acclaimed West End transfer, the Almeida Theatre began life as a literary and scientific society in the London Borough of Islington, constructed in 1837 and complete with library, lecture theatre, and laboratory through which to investigate the world.

The building later became derelict, and opened as a theatre in 1980, seating up to 325 in its small studio venue. In 2000, the theatre received a £1.5 million award from the Arts Council of England to perform essential repairs to the building. On top of this, it was awarded National Lottery backing which allowed for a complete restoration of the venue. It is a Grade II listed building. The theatre has an outreach programme that includes work with local schools to encourage youth involvement in performance arts. The Almeida’s ‘Participation’ programme – divided into Young Artists, Young Audiences and Community – reached 6,140 young people in 2016/17.

Taking its name from the street on which it is located, just off Upper Street, the Almeida aims to showcase brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us. The award-winning Almeida Theatre continues to prove a favourite for theatregoers across the capital, as well as a source of eventual West End transfers.

 

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Bar

Almeida Café Bar open from 11am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday. Level access to Café Bar located just off the foyer area. The Café Bar has wooden floors, moveable seating and offers table service. Section of bar counter is wheelchair accessible (0.9m).


Food

Café & Bar offers locally sourced food.


Toilets

Mens and Womens are located at the back of the foyer (to the left) and can be accessed via the ramp or steps. There are accessible adapted toilets inside the foyer by the lift.


Guide Dogs Policy

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit, returning them to the owner during the interval and at the end of the performance.


Wheelchairs

2 spaces for wheelchair or scooter users in the stalls. 8 wheelchair and scooter transfer spaces are available to aisle seats in rows A and B - escorts not required. Theatre also provides 1 wheelchair for loan. Auditorium is carpeted.


Sound Amplification

Sennheisher Infrared


Access from Street to Foyer

Level access.


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

27 stairs to Circle.


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Sloped walkway to Stalls.


Air Conditioned

Yes


Accepts Theatre Tokens

Yes


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