About Canada Water Theatre

Designed by world renowned architect Piers Gough, partner at CZWG architects, the Canada Water Library opened in November 2011.


The library incorporates a range of cultural and community facilities, reflecting Southwark Council’s ambition to put libraries at the heart of community life.


As part of an innovative partnership with Southwark Council, the 150-seat theatre is managed and programmed by the Albany, South East London’s leading performing arts venue. The Albany has a reputation for visionary programming that reflects the cultural diversity and creative mix of the area. The Albany also manages the suite of six meeting rooms that are available for hire, and the onsite Caff A at Canada Water Library.


So whether you’re coming to a performance, hiring a meeting room, having a coffee or visiting the library we look forward to welcoming you soon.


Contact Us:

Box Office: 020 8692 4446

Venue Hire: 020 8692 4446 

Operations: 020 7525 2934



Faith Rowley (Operations Manager)

Jenni Sinclair (Deputy Operations Manager)

Carolyn Ehman (Business Development Associate)


For all hire enquiries see Venue Hire, contact hires@thealbany.org.uk  or call 020 8692 4446 ext. 218