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Canada Water Culture Space LogoWhat’s on in Rotherhithe in 2017?  You will be pleased to know that a lot. Canada Water Culture Place 2017 events offer something for everyone, from family entertainment to music gigs. This intimate 150 seat theatre showcasses the best in new work, comedy, contemporary theatre, dance and music. Located on the ground floor of the Canada Water Library, the Culture Space is programmed by the Albany in partnership with Southwark Council.

The location has excellent transport connections, food available in the Culture Café inside the library and nearby Canada Water Cafe and Leadbelly’s Bar and Kitchen plus the street food market outside during daytime shows and the perfect excuse to visit and explore Rotherhithe

Winter – Spring Programme

These are the scheduled shows at the Canada Water Culture Place from January to May 2017. Further shows will be added later on the year.

Chill Pill and The Albany presents CHILL PILL

Thursday 26th January, 7:30pm £7


A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word.

Indefinite Article presents PINOCCHIO

Saturday 28th January, 1:00pm – 3:00pm /  £7 / £24 Family Ticket


Puppetry, shadows, illusion and music combine to create a show with something for all ages. The classic tale of a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father is brought lovingly to real life!

Jolie C Booth presents SKINT : HIP

Wednesday 8th February, 7:30pm / Pay-What-You-Decide


An interactive theatre show by Jolie Booth, producer of the award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Land…

The Mostly Everything People presents SKINT: The Very Important Child

Friday 10th February, 7:30pm / £5


You are a child. Trapped inside an adult’s body. You learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.

Red Table Theatre presents The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

Saturday 11th February, 1:00pm – 3:00pm / £7 / £24 Family Ticket


Explore four of Mr. Andersen’s famous fables with our skilled troupe of storytellers. A humorous, heart-filled and musical journey.

Vau Vanne Babay Circus presents WOW HOOP

Tuesday 14th February, 11:00am – 3:00pm / £7 / £24 Family Ticket


Baby Circus gradually and softly introduces little ones to performance.

InShort Film Festival presents SKINT: I need a dollar

Friday 17th February, 7:30pm / Pay-What-You-Decide


A bold selection of internationally awarded short films portraying the relationship between life satisfaction and wealth.

Beyond Face presents SKINT: Mixed Up Me

Saturday 18th February, 8:00pm / £ 5


“Where are you from? Yeah but where are you really from? Are you related to Bob Marley? You’re not black enough to be black, you’re not white enough to be white.”

Makin Projects presenst Big Howard´s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids and Well-Trained Adults.

Saturday 25th February, 1:00pm – 3:00pm – £7 / £24 Family Ticket


Howard is a massive kid. A massive kid with a moustache. He makes words, pictures, animation and noises, nearly all of which will make you laugh.

Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre present Chester Tuffnut

Saturday 11th March, 1:00pm – 3:00pm – £7 / £24 Family Ticket


Chester Tuffnut isn’t an ordinary treemole, Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure!

Haley McGee presents I’m Doing This For You

Wednesday 22nd March, 7:30pm – £12 / £10 concs.


‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’

Simon Mole presents Friends For All

Friday 24th March, 10:30am – Saturday 25th March, 3:00pm -£7 / £24 Family Ticket


8 year old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her.


Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit present Meet Fred

Wednesday 5th April, 7:30pm – Friday 7th April, 7:30pm – £14 / £10 concs


Life is never simple for the puppets among us…

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit present Meet Fred/ Puppetry Workshop

Friday 7th April, 3:00pm – 6:00pm – £15 / £20 show ticket and workshop


Fred is a two foot tall cloth puppet with a life of his own…

Ben Glover

Saturday 8th April, 8:00pm – £10 in advance / £12 on the door


When an ocean separates the two halves of your whole, it’s worthy of contemplation. For Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover, that consideration comes in the form of his new album, The Emigrant, which folds his two worlds into one.

Creative Scene presents Dough

Saturday 15th April, 1:00pm – 3:00pm – £7 / £24 Family Ticket


All the best recipes have a story behind them, whether it’s Granny’s heavenly Yorkshire puddings, the secret ingredient that makes sure the sponge always rises or that extra pinch of something that makes your Naan bread perfection! A new show all about food – the fun of making it and, of course, the joy of eating it.

Kathryn Williams

Saturday 22nd April, 8:00pm – £12 in advance / £14


Fans of Elvis and/or American industry may already know that Crown Electric is the name of the power company that employed the young Presley as a delivery truck driver until he got the call to record his first session at Sun Studios. Sixty years later, it’s also the title of the tenth album from Liverpool-born, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams.

Arc Stockton presents Butterfly

Tuesday 25th April, 7:30pm


Beatrice, an unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, sits in isolation, waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment.
£10 / £8 concs.

Hinged Theatre presents Sky In the Pie

Saturday 29th April, 1:00pm – 3:00pm -£7 / £24 Family Ticket


Weaving audience participation with exciting storytelling and adventure, this fantastic new show keeps a young audience spellbound.

Half Moon Theatre presents Wow, Small Wonder

Saturday 20th May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm – £7 / £24 Family Ticket

Justin is the smallest boy in the whole town. So small that he can swim with goldfish. So small his sister takes him to school in her lunchbox. So small the class bully wants to catch him and keep him as his new pet.

Due to the nature of the performance space, latecomers will not be admitted to performances after the advertised start time. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 10 minutes prior to performance start time. Re-admittance to performances will not always be possible, and is at the discretion of Canada Water Culture Space staff.

Canada Water Culture Space, an intimate 150 seat theatre showcasing the best in new work, comedy, contemporary theatre, dance and music. Located on the ground floor of the Canada Water Library, the Culture Space is programmed by the Albany in partnership with Southwark Council.

  www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk  @CWCultureSpace  Canada-Water-Culture-Space

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Culture Café

Enjoy a warm welcome in our family-friendly Culture Café, overlooking the water. Indulge in a tempting toastie, a freshly prepared salad, or a great coffee or tea made to your liking with a delicious cake.

Coming to see a show? The Culture Café has a range of snacks, wine, beers and other drinks to accompany your evening’s entertainment, pre and post show.

Regular Opening hours Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5pm Sat: 9:30am – 4pm Sun: 10am – 3pm

Canada Water Library Opening times

Canada Water Library is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 4pm. Evening opening according to performance and events schedule

Getting there

Canada Water Library and Culture Space is situated directly above Canada Water station (Jubilee line and London overground). Exit the station towards Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.

Buses: 199, 1, 225, 47, 188, 381, C10, P12


There is wheelchair access throughout the building. Induction loops are available




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