Families

The Albany Theatre warmly welcomes patrons of all ages

The Albany Theatre has a long history of welcoming children to the theatre, whether they are performing on stage, or visiting a theatre for the first time as a patron. Please read through the information below if you are visiting as a family, in order to have a pleasant and enjoyable time.

We are always looking to develop our services; please get in touch if you think anything can be improved for your next visit.

Forthcoming Events

We have a continuing programme suitable for all ages, for the most recent and up to date list, please see our What’s On page.

Every single one of our events comes with a specific Age Guidance Rating, found on the event page. This rating is discussed in collaboration with the visiting company, and should be used as a guideline for parents. 

If an event is suitable for all, Lap Tickets will be available through the Box Office only for very young patrons (1-3 years). Everyone entering the auditorium must have a valid ticket, including babe-in-arms (under 12 months – free tickets are available from the Box Office).

We ask that children under the age of 13 are accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you are unsure if an event may be suitable for your child, please contact the Box Office.

Facilities

Booster Seats

We know that very small children may have difficulty seeing the action on stage, especially if they are sitting in the very front three or four rows. There are a limited number of booster seats available inside the auditorium. These are first-come first-served once the house is open. Please ask the Ushers for more information. If your child has a car booster seat feel free to bring it in.

General Guidance

The Albany Theatre auditorium is built to amplify sound from the stage. Please be aware that noises from the stalls can be disturbing to other patrons. If you notice that your child is becoming unsettled, please make your way into the foyer.

What's On?

AAAAA (FiveA)
The Turville Militant Pacifists
Judy & Liza - 10th Anniversary Tour
Homeward Hie (CVFolk)
YOG Unmuted
A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Macbeth: A Shakespeare Double Bill
NDFA National Drama Festival 2021
Romeo & Juliette
Joe Zalias and his Horrible Stunts for Kids Tour
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A Perfect Likeness
All Above Board
Loop
Pulp Friction
Bernie Marsden - Whitesnake
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Queens Greatest Hits Performed By The Bohemians
Be Bop A Lula
Swan Lake
Ian & Vincent - Ballroom Boys Act Two
Karl Loxley- Classical Voices
Kayleigh Hill Dance Academy
The World Famous Elvis Show 2021
Emily Atack Has Left The Group
By the Waters of Liverpool
Not: Lady Chatterley's Lover
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric!
Macbeth
Darkside Pink Floyd
That'll Be The Day - 35th Anniversary
Strictly Sherlock
Legends of Swing with Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
Fairytale of New York
The Snow Queen
The Mersey Beatles 2021
A Christmas Carol
ACDC Experience
The Legends of American Country Show
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Special Kinda Madness
80s Live
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?
Giovanni - This is Me
Neil Jones - Gingerland
Ireland the Show
Jive Talkin'
Patti Boulaye - Aretha and Me
Big Girls Don't Cry
Rapunzel
YOG Barnum
Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush
Vincent Simone - Tango Passions

Latest News

Join us this festive season as we invite you to delve into Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic as it jumps from page to stage brimming with heart-warming merriment and Victorian charm.
From one exciting announcement to another, The Albany is overjoyed to have received a further grant from the government's Culture Recovery Fund that will provide vital support as they begin to reopen, recover, and rejuvenate! #HereForCulture
The Albany has got its sun hat at the ready as a new season of sizzling summer events is announced as part of Coventry’s diverse cultural offering for 2021.
Coventry’s Albany Theatre Trust has secured its long-term future that will see exciting new creative spaces developed for the benefit of all in its community.
Please see here for any updates regarding building closure, event cancellations, postponed shows, and what to do next.
Whilst many public performances have been postponed due to the pandemic, we want to keep our venue flourishing and endeavour to become a new home to many of Coventry's community and social groups.

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