The Almeida Theatre is a 325-seat theatre in Islington, London.
The theatre produces a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world's best artists, and has developed a reputation as a local theatre with a world-class profile.
Almeida Projects links the theatre's work with the local community, while the annual Almeida Festival celebrates the best of new and international theatre bringing fresh voices to the Almeida stage.
Ruper Goold is the new Artistic Director of the Almeida, starting in August 2013. Previous Artistic Directors of the Almeida Theatre Company are Michael Attenborough (2002-March 2013), Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid (1990-2002) and Pierre Audi (1980-1990).
Supported using public money by Arts Council England, the theatre fundraises £1.3 million annually which, combined with ticket sales, contributes to its £4.2 million turnover.
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Top 5 reviews of Almeida Theatre
Our first visit and we loved it. Firstly the great coffee bar served us the required caffeine shot before the show. Secondly, the (cheap!!) seats were comfortable with plenty of leg room and a good view of the stage despite being at the very back of the circle. Finally, we were asked if we wanted to move into unoccupied seats just before the show commenced. This was very gracious and was... more
Great venue, the seats are comfy, even seats in the circle get good views of the stage.
If you are in the circle bring a umbrella or coat, if it is raining since you need to enter the circle from the street doors. more
I had no idea there was a full theatre in Angel, especially one with shows that match anything in the West End. But here's the Almeida Theatre and here I am impressed.
it's smallish, seating only about 300 or so on two levels. However, there really isn't a bad seat in the house, having sat in the upstairs area in literally the last row and still being able to see and hear everything... more
It was exciting to see that the Almeida is still going strong, and perhaps entering an even more adventurous phase, when I returned here during a recent re-visit to London.
I attended the theatre several times between 2004 and 2007, and the plays offered strong casts (Eileen Atkins and Imelda Staunton were probably the most notable names I saw live) but not especially challenging dramatic... more
Small, cosy theatre in Islington having only carefully selected productions. Each play here is thought provoking & "unconventional". Every serious theatre-goer is aware of this theatrical gem. Comfotable seating with good viewing on all seats and cheap tickets all the year around. A small cafe and bar is alco located here. more