London, N1 1TA
The Almeida Theatre is located on Almeida Street, off Upper Street, in the heart of Islington. It is accessible by all forms of transport. Please allow plenty of time for your journey as latecomers cannot always be admitted.
The Emirates Stadium is a mile from the theatre and when there is a match on it can mean that public transport and roads are busier, which may affect your journey to the theatre. Details of home games can be found on the Arsenal website.
Important road works information from 9 August until late October
Gas Works on Almeida Street from 9 August
For approximately four weeks from 9 August there will be gas works undertaken on Almeida Street between Batishill Street and Upper Street, with traffic diversions in place. Residents parking will remain from Batishill Street to the west end of Almeida Street but all other parking will be suspended between Batishill Street to Upper Street during this time. Vehicles should be able to drop off at the corner of Almeida Street and Batishill Street, accesss via Waterloo Terrace and Napier Terrace. The works do not affect pavement access and ramps are provided where required for egress and safe access.
Thames Water works until late October
Thames Water is currently working on Essex Road, Islington Green and Upper Street from the junction of Colebrooke Row and Liverpool Road, affecting traffic on the surrounding roads. During that time, there will be a southbound closure of the A1 between Liverpool Road and City Road and a lane closure on Upper Street between the junction of Islington Green and Liverpool Road. There are also continued roadworks affecting traffic around Highbury Corner until 2018. If you are travelling by car or bus please plan your route in advance and allow additional time for your journey.
The nearest Underground stations are Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line) or Angel (Northern Line, Bank branch), which are both within 10 -15 minutes walk from the theatre.
If you want to check how the tube is running please visit tfl’s Live Travel News page.
Routes 4, 19, 30 or 43 stop near the theatre. Alight at stops P or N.
Routes 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476 stop on nearby Essex Road. Alight at the Cross Street stop and walk up Cross Street to Upper Street.
The nearest overground stations are Essex Road and Highbury & Islington Station, which are both within 10-15 minutes walk of the theatre.
We don’t have a facility for storing bikes, even if they fold down. Islington Town Hall, a 5 minute walk from the theatre, has secure bike stands with CCTVand street lighting. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is adjacent to Islington Green, by the Waterstones and Tesco stores.
There are parking restrictions on Almeida Street until 6.30pm on weekdays and 1.30pm on Saturday. Patrons travelling by car can drop their passengers outside the theatre in Almeida Street, which has a dropped pavement area.
Information about Disabled parking for Blue Badge Holders in Islington
Blue badge holders can park:
On yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions for up to three hours, providing the clock card is displayed with the time of arrival.
In resident bays, and pay and display bays for an unlimited time.
In designated disabled bays for an unlimited time unless a time limit is specified.
Blue badge holders cannot park:
Where there are loading restrictions, that is on yellow lines with additional chevrons on the curb stone and/or an additional sign indicating loading is not allowed.
In a bus lane.
In permit holder only bays designated for a specific disabled person.
Please ensure that your badge, and if applicable your clock, are clearly displayed on the dashboard and be aware that Blue badge concessions may vary in other local authorities, so please check if you are visiting another borough.
The theatre does not have a car park, but you can use the Business Design Centre underground car park on Upper Street. The car park is a 600m walk from the theatre and open 24 hours. For information and rates please call 020 7359 3535
or visit businessdesigncentre.co.uk
Transport for London
provides details of the quickest routes, with up-to-date travel information.
Alternatively you can call tfl on 020 7222 1234
Text HOME to 60835 to get details of licensed cab firms in the area.Transport Accessibility
For information on Transport for London's access facilities please call the main switchboard number 020 7222 1234
and select option two to speak to an operator who will then advise you. You can also find information on the TFL website