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Theatre and drama

See who's putting on shows in Lewisham or find a performing course that's right for you.

Find a theatre or performance venue

The 800-seat main stage is both a theatre and music venue. It hosts an annual pantomime season, children's theatre, nostalgic shows and black theatre presentations.

The studio is an intimate 80-seat studio space, regarded as one of London's finest fringe venues.

The Albany

The Albany has four performance spaces, including its unique central performance space, with a capacity of 300 seated or 500 standing.

The Albany prides itself on being a new type of arts venue, driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South-East London. It puts on a diverse programme of events.

Brockley Jack

Presenting a wide-ranging theatre programme, the Brockley Jack is also host to comedy, events and a film club.

It aims to provide high quality, accessible and affordable productions.

Goldsmiths University

The George Wood Theatre is the principal performing space for Goldsmiths University, where there is an expanding drama department.

The London Theatre

A new London fringe theatre in the heart of New Cross. The London Theatre hosts professional theatre companies attracting a diverse range of productions.

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Amateur dramatics

College Park Players and St George's Players

These are two of the amateur dramatic companies in the borough.

Courses for adults

Goldsmiths, University of London

- offers studies for theatre and performance professionals, as well as putting on theatre and drama courses as part of its professional and community education programme.

Lewisham and Southwark College

- provide professional training in all aspects of acting and stagecraft. See the adult education prospectus for acting courses.

Montage Theatre Arts

- offer drama courses for people over 55 years.

The London Theatre

- runs the London Comedy Course which provides professional stand up comedy training using headline comics as tutors.

Youth theatre

See arts opportunities for young people.

Professional companies

Stonecrabs Studios

- fuse world theatre, dance and music experiences with both workshop and performance opportunities. They also hold a regular young director's programme.

Teatro Vivo

Theatre where you least expect it! Theatro Vivo is a critically acclaimed theatre company making playful and exciting immersive shows in unusual spaces. They tell stories in surprising ways; bringing Shakespeare to supermarkets, exploring The Odyssey on the streets of Deptford, or exposing the truth behind the British arms trade in public squares.

bold & saucy

Based at the fhspace in Forest Hill. Explore site specific, experimental, environmental and international work.


Find theatre and drama contacts in the borough.

Exhibition, rehearsal and performance venues

Search the venues and arts spaces directory.

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