Hosted by Imelda Staunton
Sunday 8 February 2009

For one night only on Sunday 8 February 2009 the Almeida Theatre was transformed into a cabaret space. Imelda Staunton was joined on stage by some truly special guests: Jim Broadbent, Henry Goodman, Nigel Lindsay, David Morrissey, Bill Paterson and Clive Rowe, for a spectacular evening of music, dancing and comedy. 

Guests were treated to a pre-show reception before taking their seats in the Almeida Theatre for the Cabaret performance. Following the show there was a short auction of unique theatrical experiences led by Jim Carter, and then a post show party throughout the theatre’s contemporary setting with dinner, drinks and live entertainment. 

We are delighted that our Cabaret Gala raised over £100,000 for the Almeida Theatre and our education programme, so thank you to all those who supported and attended the evening. 

Cabaret Gala Committee Chairs

Jamie Arkell & Lise Mayer

Cabaret Circle Members

We are very grateful to the following for their support:

SG Hambros

Joachim Fleury

Allison & Harvey McGrath

View Cabaret Gala Photographs

Contact Ruth Taylor at or on 020 7288 4936 for more information, or if you would like to sponsor or make a donation towards an Almeida Theatre Gala.


Arts Council England ASP Group