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Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA


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 aims to launch the next generation of British artists onto the world 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. Taking its name from the street on which it is located, just off Upper Street,  the Almeida aims to make brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us.


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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).


Café & Bar offers locally sourced food.


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.


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 steps to Circle.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Sloped walkway to Stalls.

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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