Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
“I hope others will join me in supporting this remarkable building being transformed into an inclusive, cultural space that will serve the local community for years to come.”
Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser, Theatres Trust
"Theatres Trust believes it has the potential to be returned to use by the community in south London and to, once more, become an important, lively venue at the heart of the high street.”
Akram Khan, MBE, Dancer, Choreographer & Director
"It would be such a joy to be able to bring dance back to this South London gem of a theatre! To think that its stage is around the same size as the London Palladium’s is amazing, as is the history of dancers and dance troupes who performed there in its day. We must do everything we can to bring it back to life for new audiences to enjoy!!”
Sir Mark Rylance, Actor, Theatre Director and Playwright
“With the recent pandemic requiring more and more people to work from home rather than centrally in cities, perhaps many disregarded live performance spaces like ‘The Streatham Hill Theatre’ will become vital..."
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham
"...welcome impetus to the campaign to revamp Streatham Hill Theatre as a community-led arts venue, which would ensure the preservation of our iconic theatre and be a big boost for Streatham's growing creative scene and local economy."
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, Lambeth Council
"As we come out of the Covid pandemic, it’s just the right time to save this beautiful building for the cultural benefit of our hard-hit, local community. I’ll do all I can to support its rejuvenation.”
Simon Buteux, Partnerships Team Leader at Historic England
“Adding Streatham Hill Theatre to the Heritage at Risk Register recognises that this extraordinary listed building needs attention. This is an opportunity to take stock, and build strong relationships between all partners to work towards a better future for this cherished historic place.”
Simon Callow, CBE. Actor, Writer and Director
“It’s wonderful that Historic England has included the Streatham Hill Theatre on its At Risk list, and almost as wonderful that they consider this fine and unique theatre a part of historic England - our heritage - which it most certainly and deservedly is.”
Gyles Brandreth, Writer, Broadcaster, Actor and former MP
I love Streatham and we used to go a lot when I was a child in the 1950s … it is certainly where my love of panto was born! You can certainly count on me as a firm friend of the Streatham Hill Theatre with my ENTHUSIASTIC support for the theatre, its heritage and all that YOU are doing to celebrate the theatre.
There is a ‘sleeping beauty’ at risk in Streatham, South London. A unique gem, a lavish Grade 2 listed theatre, designed and built in the late 1920s for an audience of over 2500 with a stage large enough to take the very biggest shows.
The Friends aim to save and reawaken her for the benefit of the community!
It would be a ‘quick win’ to bring this gorgeous theatre back to life as a multi-purpose arts, culture and entertainment centre for the community.
Please join us and support our campaign. Explore our website to find out more about the building and our campaign. Sign up for newsletters, follow us on social media, and ask your friends and colleagues to do the same. Come along to our events.
Streatham Common Kite Day – Sunday 14th May
We will be at Kite Day, Streatham’s free “Village Fete” on Streatham Common, in May so why not come along and see us, in the Community Organisations section.