THE ALMEIDA THEATRE, LONDON
The Almeida in the heart of Islington, North London is a 325 seat theatre that is divided over 2 levels, the stalls on the ground floor, and the circle upstairs. Each area offers comfortable bench style seating with plenty of leg room.
The Almeida is a unique space and combines the best of 19th century original features with the comfort of modern facilities.
They produce a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world’s best artists, and have developed a reputation as a local theatre with world profile.
Almeida Projects links the theatre’s work with the local community.
The Almeida has a curved back wall just behind the stage. This unusual feature has the effect of making audiences feel extremely close to the stage and results in an acting area that is almost as large as the auditorium is small.
The distinctive shape of the space has been central to many Almeida productions and the intimacy of the relationship between performers and audience has also played a huge part in the Almeida’s success. As The Times wrote, “a small stage where giants play”, referring to the calibre of actors that work on our unique stage.
The annual Almeida Festival celebrates the best of new and international theatre bringing fresh voices to the Almeida stage.