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Almeida Theatre

The Almeida 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 profile.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £879,917
  • 2013-2014: £779,917
  • 2014-2015: £704,917

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King Charles III | Trailer | Almeida Theatre, London

The Queen is dead. Long live the King? Mike Bartlett's controversial new play explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs the World Premiere, following his acclaimed production of American Psycho. He is reunited with Mike Bartlett (Chariots of Fire, Cock) after their collaboration on Earthquakes in London.

Ghosts West End: Trailer

Our five-star production of Ghosts is now playing at Trafalgar Studios. To book tickets, please visit: almeida.co.uk/ghostswe

Cast in Rehearsals | American Psycho | Almeida Theatre

Susannah Fielding, Lucie Jones, Jonathan Bailey, Tom Kay, Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Eugene McCoy and Gillian Kirkpatrick share some thoughts from rehearsals for American Psycho; A new musical thriller. For more information visit: almeida.co.uk/americanpsycho

Ghosts | Subtitled Trailer

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving's dissolute life. Lesley Manville leads the cast as Helene in Richard Eyre's new adaptation of Ibsen's play. Ghosts plays at the Almeida Theatre from 26 September to 23 November 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/ghosts

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Ghosts | Trailer

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving's dissolute life. Lesley Manville leads the cast as Helene in Richard Eyre's new adaptation of Ibsen's play. Ghosts plays at the Almeida Theatre from 26 September to 23 November 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/ghosts

Chimerica | Subtitled Trailer

Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe -- a young American photojournalist -- captures a piece of history. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive? Writer Lucy Kirkwood NSFW (Royal Court), It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It Is Alright Now (Clean Break at the Arcola) and director Lyndsey Turner Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Donmar Warehouse), Posh (Royal Court and West End) make their Almeida debuts with Chimerica, a provocative new play which examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own. Headlong returns to the Almeida Theatre following 2008's critically acclaimed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Led by award-winning Artistic Director Rupert Goold, they are one of the UK's leading theatre companies. Recent work includes The Effect and Earthquakes in London at the National Theatre, DECADE at St Katharine Docks and the multi award-winning ENRON at the Royal Court, in the West End and on Broadway.

Chimerica | Trailer

Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe -- a young American photojournalist -- captures a piece of history. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive? Writer Lucy Kirkwood NSFW (Royal Court), It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It Is Alright Now (Clean Break at the Arcola) and director Lyndsey Turner Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Donmar Warehouse), Posh (Royal Court and West End) make their Almeida debuts with Chimerica, a provocative new play which examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own. Headlong returns to the Almeida Theatre following 2008's critically acclaimed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Led by award-winning Artistic Director Rupert Goold, they are one of the UK's leading theatre companies. Recent work includes The Effect and Earthquakes in London at the National Theatre, DECADE at St Katharine Docks and the multi award-winning ENRON at the Royal Court, in the West End and on Broadway. Chimerica plays at the Almeida Theatre from 20 May to 6 July 2013: almeida.co.uk/chimerica

Before the Party | Trailer

"But darling what will people think if the sister's wearing mourning and the widow's dressed in pink?" The war is over and the Skinner family are trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government weren't such a nuisance about the rations and Cook could get some more of those delicious delicacies. With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering. Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success. Writer Rodney Ackland is best known for his play Absolute Hell, performed at the National Theatre in 1996 starring Judi Dench. Before the Party is based on a short story by Somerset Maugham. Ackland's hilarious adaptation is a sizzling portrayal of the upper middle classes adjusting to post-war life; directed in a revival by Matthew Dunster, whose directorial credits include the highly-acclaimed Mogadishu (Lyric Hammersmith) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre). Before the Party plays at the Almeida Theatre from 21 March - 11 May 2013. almeida.co.uk/party

The Turn of the Screw | Trailer

"The incredible Miles and Flora spectacular is about to begin. Do not leave the auditorium even if you are terrified. Or shocked. Some of the show is true and some is fiction." Miss Jessel is dead. A new governess arrives at a remote estate in Bly to care for Miles and Flora. Wild but angelic they charm their guardian with flowers, poetry and song. But as she grows to love her two wards, figures appear in the darkness outside and the corners of the house are haunted by those that have gone before. The Governess must confront her fear and protect the children from the alarming dangers that surround them. Lindsay Posner, Noises Off (Old Vic and West End), Abigail's Party (Wyndham's Theatre), directs a gripping new adaptation of Henry James' gothic novella by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Her Naked Skin (National Theatre), The Painter (Arcola Theatre). The Turn of the Screw plays at the Almeida Theatre from 18 Jan - 16 March 2013. almeida.co.uk/turn

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky | Subtitled Trailer

Deep in the Hampshire countryside Edward Thomas scrapes a living; disaffected husband, exhausted father and tormented writer. Then in 1913 he meets American poet Robert Frost and everything changes. As their friendship blossoms Edward writes, emerging from his cocoon of self-doubt into one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Nick Dear's 'The Dark Earth and the Light Sky' plays at the Almeida Theatre from 8 November 2012 to 12 January 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/darkearth

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky | Trailer

Deep in the Hampshire countryside Edward Thomas scrapes a living; disaffected husband, exhausted father and tormented writer. Then in 1913 he meets American poet Robert Frost and everything changes. As their friendship blossoms Edward writes, emerging from his cocoon of self-doubt into one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Nick Dear's 'The Dark Earth and the Light Sky' plays at the Almeida Theatre from 8 November 2012 to 12 January 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/darkearth

Almeida Festival 2012

For its second annual Almedia Festival, the Almeida Theatre presents a kaleidoscope of theatre for the culturally curious. Presenting work from new and emerging companies, the Almedia Festival 2012 includes Inua Ellams, Inspector Sands, Custom/Practice, Lost Dog, Greyscale, the TEAM and the Young Friends of the Almeida. From 2 - 28 July, enjoy inspired storytelling at one of London's best-loved venues. For more information, visit http://www.almeida.co.uk/festival2012

Children's Children Trailer Subtitled

Children's Children presents us with a searingly honest portrayal of a contemporary group of people battling with each other and their own hypocritical world views.

Children's Children Trailer

Children's Children presents us with a searingly honest portrayal of a contemporary group of people battling with each other and their own hypocritical world views.

Filumena and Naples

Director Michael Attenborough talks about Neapolitan setting of Eduardo De Filippo's play.

Filumena Set

Explore the set of Filumena, designed by Robert Jones for the Almeida Theatre.

Filumena trailer

A taste of Filumena; immerse yourself in the sweltering heat of Naples and the tangled relationships of these fiery characters.

Reasons To Be Pretty trailer (SUBTITLED)

A glimpse into Reasons To Be Pretty highlighting the plays themes of beauty and our perception of our own appearance.

Reasons To Be Pretty trailer

A glimpse into Reasons To Be Pretty highlighting the plays themes of beauty and our perception of our own appearance.

My City Trailer SUBTITLED

Evocative scenes of London, the setting for My City, are interspersed with lines that reveal the key themes of this wonderful play. Cast is Hannah Arterton, Siân Brooke, Sorcha Cusack, Tom Riley, David Troughton and Tracey Ullman.

My City Trailer

Evocative scenes of London, the setting for My City, are interspersed with lines that reveal the key themes of this wonderful play. Cast is Hannah Arterton, Siân Brooke, Sorcha Cusack, Tom Riley, David Troughton and Tracey Ullman.

Almeida Festival 2011

As a preview to July's Festival experience get glimpses behind at the scenes at the theatre and some of the performers from Festival companies.

The Knot of the Heart to A Delicate Balance

The Knot of the Heart and A Delicate Balance had very different sets. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes as our fantastic production team transform the stage from one set to the next.

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