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Almeida Theatre

Theatre, Off-West End Islington
Rupert Goold  (© Rob Greig)
© Rob GreigRupert Goold (artistic director)

Time Out says

Islington's mercurial powerhouse has waxed strong under current artistic director Rupert Goold

The Almeida Theatre is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are not presently any shows on sale.

One of London's most mercurial and influential houses, the 325-seat Almeida Theatre began life as a radical international receiving house in the '80s, before the joint artistic directorship of Ian McDiarmid and Jonathan Kent led to a stable '90s marked by a close relationship with the great Harold Pinter, whose final plays all premiered there.

The current artistic director is Rupert Goold, who has electrified a venue that had grown rather genteel under its previous leader Michael Attenborough with a mix of bold new writing, interesting experiments and radical reinventions. 

Tickets are reasonably priced, with special offers for students, Islington locals, over 65s and under-25s.

The bar – arguably a slightly bourgeois hangover from the Attenborough era – is light and airy with a pleasant seasonal menu.



Address: Almeida St
N1 1TA
Transport: Rail/Tube: Highbury & Islington; Rail: Essex Road; Tube: Angel
Price: £10-£39.50
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm
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  • Drama Until Friday August 13 2021
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