Support the Albany

by The Albany in London, England, United Kingdom

Support the Albany
We did it
On 26th November 2020 we successfully raised £16,236 ( + est. £1999.50 Gift Aid ) with 245 supporters in 42 days

Help us continue to deliver world class entertainment and support creativity in our local community in the heart of South East London.

by The Albany in London, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The Albany Needs Your Support

We are an arts centre in South East London that exists to inspire, develop and support creativity for the benefit of our community. With roots dating back to the nineteenth century, we now face our greatest challenge for survival.

The current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has had a massive impact on our ability to generate income and we expect to lose over £900,000 this year. Despite the circumstances, we continued to work throughout the crisis, delivering projects for members of our community with our remote Meet Me and  young people’s programme and continued to support local artists and creatives. However, with lost income and reduced opportunities to generate revenue, the future is still far from certain and our vital work is at risk.

Even while closed to the public, we have still incurred significant costs. Our ageing building requires regular maintenance, including costly critical capital and electrical works.

A community hub for South East London

We are not only a venue for world-class theatre, live music and spoken word. For fifty-one weeks of the year we are also home to Meet Me, an award-winning arts programme for isolated older people run in association with Entelechy Arts. We’re home to a vibrant Youth Programme, unlocking the creativity of young people and supporting young people to collaborate, develop skills and become leaders of their own creative projects. We are home to 21 resident companies, providing office space and other facilities and working together as artistic collaborators and, partners to deliver our community programmes.


We have been grateful recipients of the help of community volunteers during the pandemic and felt the support of our audiences, many of whom opted for ticket credits over refunds.

But we need your help if we are going to continue our vital work with communities and remain an intrinsic part of South East London for another one hundred years or more. 

To say thank you, we are offering exciting rewards such as edible gifts from the Albany Garden, exclusive Albany tote bags, and vintage original prints from the Albany archives (choose from the two designs below). You can fund a primary school class to visit the Albany for the first time, or support a whole programme of Youth activities. Everyone who donates to our campaign will receive a massive thank you, be acknowledged as part of our Albany Anchors Covid Supporters board, and receive a shout-out online.


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

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Albany Activist

For your amazing donation you will receive a gift from our Community Garden... Jars of homemade Jumbleberry and Pumpkin & Ginger jam. Yum!

£10 or more

Albany Anchor

Everyone who donates to our campaign will appear on our Covid-19 Supporters Board and receive a shout-out online. Thank you - you are part of a community of people who are keeping our doors open.

£25 or more

Albany Admirer

Thank you so much for choosing to support the Albany. You will receive an exclusive, sustainably-made Albany tote bag.

£150 or more

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Albany Advocate

To say a massive thank you for backing our campaign, you will receive a vintage limited-edition framed print from the Albany archives.

£250 or more

Albany Change Activator

You're a local hero and change-maker, because your donation will enable us to deliver an online programme for young people in Lewisham. We'll give you a pair of tickets and drinks vouchers on us. Enjoy!

£500 or more

Albany Access Champion

Your gift directly supports the next generation. It will provide a class full of children with access to the Albany for the first time. We will invite you to come and see your donation in action, and have a tour around the Albany and garden. Thank you!

£1,000 or more

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Ultimate Enabler

A place in time. Your unbelievable generosity will be recognised with a personalised plaque in our Community Garden. Thank you.

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