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Almeida Theatre London

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About the Almeida Theatre

Islington's Almeida Theatre is an intimate space that regularly attracts high calibre talent, including world-renowned actors and visionary directors. Dating back to 1837, the venue first became a theatre in 1980, after a campaign led by acclaimed director Pierre Audi, who later became the Almeida’s first Artistic Director. It is now counted alongside the Bridge Theatre and Royal Court Theatre as one of the city's most exciting venues outside of the West End.

A refurbishment took place in the early 2000s, which retained the building's original 19th-century features but combined them with the comfort of modern amenities. A curved back wall allows for a vast, flexible stage and for audiences to feel close to the action.

Acclaimed director Rupert Goold is currently at the helm of the Almeida's creative output, which includes radical re-imaginings of classic plays alongside new work by major playwrights, including James Graham, Mike Bartlett, Jez Butterworth and Caryl Churchill. A number of the theatre's recent productions have appeared in the West End, including Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, Mary Stuart, and Summer and Smoke.

Frequently Asked Questions

The box office is open from 10am until 7:30pm Monday to Saturday and customers are able to make in-person bookings during these periods. Between 6pm - 7:30pm on performance days, priority is given to customers booking or collecting for the imminent performance.

Ticket collection is available at the box office on the day of your performance. We recommend patrons arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
Doors to the auditorium open around 30 minutes before the show is due to start. The building is open from 10am to 11:30pm on days where there are evening performances.
The theatre has a cafe and bar on-premises, open from 11am - 11pm. The cafe serves a range of hot and cold food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Snacks ranging from crisps and nuts, to brownies and ice creams are also available.
There is no cloakroom. Patrons are encouraged not to bring large bags or bicycles as there is no storage at the theatre.
Yes, there is air conditioning throughout the venue.
The venue is located near Upper Street, which benefits from a wide range of restaurants and pubs within a short walk, including Five Guys, Nando's and The Fox on the Green pub. Alternatively, Italian restaurant Radici is a popular choice for theatregoers due to its location opposite the theatre.
There are several hotel options in the Islington borough, where the theatre is located. The Hilton London Islington is located around a 10-minute walk from the theatre and is well-connected to the London Underground network. Alternatively, try Citadines Islington for an apart-hotel experience, which is just a one-minute walk away.
The box office can be contacted directly on 020 7359 4404.
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