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Events at the Theatre

Happenings in the bar, the auditorium and elsewhere

Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

3rd September from 09:30 to 12:30
In the Auditorium and Bar

In the Auditorium and Bar

24th August from 20:00 to 21:30

Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

6th August from 09:30 to 12:30

Drama Festival Conference On Equality, Diversity And Inclusion

SATURDAY 23RD JULY 2022 – ALBANY THEATRE, COVENTRY FOR 2022 THE NATIONAL DRAMA CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN BRITISH AMATEUR THEATRE. IT IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT FOR ANYONE WHO HAS THE FUTURE OF THEATRE IN THE BRITISH ISLES AT HEART. It will consider the vital question of why our shared passion for theatrical performance is becoming more and more markedly unrepresentative of the countries and communities in which we live and perform. More importantly still, the one-day Conference will consider what can be done to effect change, and it will hear from practitioners from the worlds of professional and amateur theatre who have already made a difference. It is open to all – individuals, theatre groups, Festival organisers and any interested parties – and will be held in the Albany Theatre Studio in Coventry on Saturday July 23, 2022 – the concluding day of this year’s NDFA National Drama Festival which is taking place in the Albany’s Main House. The Conference will be jointly curated by _Penny Amis, Chair of the Side By Side Theatre Company of Leamington Spa_, and _Anne-marie Greene, who is professor of Diversity and Work at the University of York as well as being Artistic Director of the Criterion Theatre, Coventry_, which has put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything they do. The Conference is supported by the _Royal Shakespeare Theatre of Stratford-on-Avon_ and their Participation Producer, Ian Wainwright, will be attending. Actors involved in recent Criterion productions of  _Queers – The Monologues_, curated by Mark Gatiss, and _The Gift_, by Janice Okoh, have also been invited to take part. Conference tickets, priced £12 each are available from the Albany Theatre [https://www.albanytheatre.co.uk/shows/ndfa-2022-conference/] Attendees are requested to provide their own refreshments and lunch.

In the Other External

In the Other External

23rd July from 09:00 to 16:00

Performance - 'The Gift Act 2' By Janice Okoh At The Albany Theatre, Ndfa All Winners

17TH – 23RD JULY 2022 ALBANY THEATRE COVENTRY  The National Drama Festival is the place to see the best of British amateur theatre. Groups from across the country (and abroad), bring their best work in friendly competition with the aim of winning awards and becoming national champions. It is one of the prestige annual events in this country’s amateur theatre calendar. It takes place every July and in 2022 is returning to the Albany Theatre, Coventry – a venue where it successfully ran for the first time in 2021. The Festival takes place over seven nights and is divided into three sections – Youth, One-Act and Full-Length plays. Get your tickets for this fabulous week of drama at https://www.albanytheatre.co.uk/whats-on/drama/  SUNDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Twinkle' by Philip Meeks performed by Talisman Theatre (A Full Length play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] MONDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Teechers' by John Godber performed by Limitless Academy of Performing Arts (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'Pinteresque' by Roger Gowland performed by Phoenix Players (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'Housebound' by Simon Maudsley performed by Abbey Players (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] TUESDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Constellations' by Nick Payne performed by Peterborough Mask Theatre (A Full Length play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] WEDNESDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Brook for Nothing' by Paul Adam Levy performed by Limitless Academy of Performing Arts (A One Act Youth play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'The Devil and The Dove' by Piers Burnell performed by HAODS (Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'The Road Less Travelled' by Janet Bolam perfomed by Oxford Theatre Guild [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] THURSDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Love You More' by Gill Cowen performed by Hen's Teeth Productions (A One Act Play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'Nightwalking' by Frank Canino performed by Saint Monica's Players (A One Act Play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'Fourteen' by Alice Gerstenberg performed by Lucerne World Theatre Co. (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] FRIDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'Bad Eggs' by Dani Robin performed by Guernsey ADOC (A One Act Play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'Lifeboat' (abridged) by Nicola McCartney performed by Spiral Curtain (A One Act Play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] 'The Gift' by Janice Okoh (Act 2) performed by Criterion Theatre (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] SATURDAY AFTERNOON (A ONE ACT PLAY AT 4:30PM INCLUDED WITHIN THE SATURDAY EVENING TICKET AND THE CONFERENCE TICKET) 'Every Brilliant Thing' by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe performed by The Thursday Night Project (A One Act play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order] SATURDAY EVENING (STARTING AT 7PM) 'The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde performed by Mutley & Minques (A Full Length Play) [https://ndfa.co.uk/the-running-order]

In the Other External

In the Other External

22nd July from 19:00 to 22:30

Elevate Festival

The Elevate Festival celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Coventry Haven Women's Aid at The Criterion Theatre.   Join us for a line up of incredible acts, food & craft stalls, and prize draws, all raising funds for the charity and commemorating this milestone as they continue their work supporting women across the city.  Line up:  Bar Pandora Ace Ambrose Paradise of the Titans Chessi O'Dowd World Song  with more to be announced...  There will be food and craft stalls in the car park and prize draws.  Tickets are £10 advance from the Criterion Box Office [/../../../seats/7705] and £12 on the door.  The theatre bar will be open and tickets will allow entry to the main auditorium.    

In the Auditorium and Bar

In the Auditorium and Bar

16th July from 17:00 to 23:30
In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

16th July from 12:30 to 13:30
In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

15th July from 19:30 to 21:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

13th July from 19:30 to 21:00
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