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Almeida Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheisher Infrared

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.

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.

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7359 4404

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

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).

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

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.

 

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.