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?

Jekyll & Hyde (Virtual Reality)
Dear Santa 2020
A Christmas Carol in Concert
YOG Showcase
Carried Away
ACDC Experience
AAAAA (FiveA)
Legends of Swing
Colours - GAPA
Kayleigh Hill Dance Academy
The World Famous Elvis Show 2021
Special Kinda Madness
An Evening With Kevin & Joanne Clifton
An Evening With Andrew Davies
The ELO Show
The Smiths Tribute Band
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry XIII
Jive Talkin'
Giovanni - This is Me
Rapunzel
Strictly Sherlock
Foster & Allen - Live in Concert
Barnum
Patti Boulaye - Aretha and Me
Sing It Coventry
Pulp Friction
Bernie Marsden - Whitesnake
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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
The Mersey Beatles 2021
80s Live
Neil Jones - Gingerland
Big Girls Don't Cry

Latest News

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.
"We are ready to respond with creativity and enthusiasm as soon as we know it is safe to re-open... Rest assured, as soon as we have any news about The Albany we will let you know, we are ready to play our part in the re-emergence of live theatre."

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