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?

Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry XIII
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?
William Bishop Gig
Wilderland Film Festival
Barnum
Patti Boulaye - Aretha and Me
AAAAA (FiveA)
Romeo & Juliette
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Turville Militant Pacifists
Sing It Coventry
NDFA National Drama Festival 2021
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Pulp Friction
Bernie Marsden - Whitesnake
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Queens Greatest Hits Performed By The Bohemians
Swan Lake
Vincent Simone - Tango Passions
Karl Loxley- Classical Voices
Emily Atack Has Left The Group
By the Waters of Liverpool
Not: Lady Chatterley's Lover
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric!
Macbeth
That'll Be The Day - 35th Anniversary
Strictly Sherlock
Legends of Swing with Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
The Mersey Beatles 2021
ACDC Experience
Special Kinda Madness
80s Live
Giovanni - This is Me
Neil Jones - Gingerland
Jive Talkin'
Big Girls Don't Cry
Rapunzel
Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush

Latest News

The Albany is pleased to announce that Zarah Sultana, Coventry South’s new MP, has joined the Board of the Charitable Trust that manages Coventry’s Albany Theatre and Studio on behalf of the 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.
Immerse yourself in a virtual theatre performance, see everything around you from floor to ceiling. Get the equipment (all you will need to provide is a smartphone) and you're ready.
The team at The Albany Theatre in Coventry is elated to have received the news today (12/10/2020) that they have secured a £250k grant from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Without the funding, The Albany would have been forced to close at the end of the week, but thanks to the hard work and dedication of all at the theatre, they can now look forward with confidence.
The Albany is pleased to announce that Zarah Sultana, Coventry South’s new MP, has joined the Board of the Charitable Trust that manages Coventry’s Albany Theatre and Studio on behalf of the community.

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