Mayflower 400 in Southwark- The Albany

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts. Rotherhithe in Southwark is one of 11 destinations across the UK that will commemorate this exceptional voyage as part of The Mayflower 400 programme, with an exciting programme of events, public art and wider content exploring the themes of migration, tolerance, enterprise and community.

The Albany are looking for ideas from artists, collectives or groups (performing artists, musicians, visual artists) who would like to develop new work addressing the Mayflower 400 themes.



  • Two 5-day residencies – which will include use of Canada Water theatre and agreed use of other building spaces: 22 – 27 June / 29 June – 04 July 2020
  • Support in kind from the Albany creative, producing, marketing and technical teams
  • Residency fee of £500 for individuals and up to £1000 for companies/groups


  • They are open to ideas that will work in the theatre and/or the whole building including the auditorium, café space, staircase, library spaces and outdoors
  • They want to hear how your work will engage with local audiences
  • They would like a public sharing of the work throughout your time with us – this could be an open studio/rehearsal, a workshop, work-in-progress…


31 March 2020

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10 Mar 2020


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