The Almeida Theatre aims to showcase British artists to the world. This theatre, based in the London borough of Islington, boasts an artistic reputation beyond its modest size. The Almeida Theatre works to create unique and interesting theatre, producing revitalised classics and new works. You can find the best Almeida Theatre tickets right here at TickX.
The Almeida Theatre first opened in 1980 after originally serving Islington's literary and scientific community. The venue quickly grew a strong reputation as a producing and receiving theatre. In the 1990s the Almeida was credited with helping British theatre become more cosmopolitan and outward-looking. This was due to its bold, international programme.
Today, the Almeida Theatre serves as a testing ground for new productions. Many of its sell-out plays end up transferring to the West End and Broadway. Recent productions the Almeida has presented include Richard III starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, James Graham's Ink and The Writer by Ella Hickson.
The Almeida's brick auditorium, dating back to the 19th century, seats 325 people. Uniquely, the auditorium features a large curved wall behind the stage. This brings audiences even closer to performers and offers an intimacy that few other venues match. As a result, The Times has called the Almeida 'a small stage where giants play'. Meanwhile, the Almeida's foyer has a light and airy feeling due to its tall glass ceiling.
Owing to its fantastic productions and intimate setting, the Almeida has led it to win several awards. In 2018 the Stage Awards named the Almeida Theatre London Theatre of the Year.
Truly, a night at the Almeida Theatre is sure to send you home with a new perspective of the world. You can check out all of the theatre's upcoming shows and pick up the best tickets to Almeida Theatre events here via TickX.