Introducing Almeida Theatre...
The Almeida has a curved back wall just behind the stage. This unusual feature has the effect of making audiences feel extremely close to the stage and results in an acting area that is almost as large as the auditorium is small.
The distinctive shape of the space has been central to many Almeida productions and the intimacy of the relationship between performers and audience has also played a huge part in the Almeida's success. As The Times wrote, "a small stage where giants play", referring to the calibre of actors that work on our unique stage.