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90th Anniversary Celebration: 20th November 2019
To its centenary and beyond!
90 years to the day the theatre opened with “Wake Up and Dream“, ‘Streatham Stars’ Simon Callow and Catherine Russell joined us to celebrate, cut the cake and launch our crowd-funder for a viability study to examine its future for community use. Watch the video, with subtitles, below.
Stars of stage and screen came together to wish “Happy 90th Birthday” to the disused Streatham Hill Theatre. Simon Callow and Catherine Russell, both with strong connections to Streatham, are supporting our campaign to see it brought back to life as an arts, entertainment and community hub for South London.
To start that journey to provide new opportunities and inspiration for those who live in the area, we are also launching our crowd-funding campaign today.
To help The Friends develop their own proposals for future use of the building, we have formed a panel of professional advisors including architects and consultants, who are providing free help and advice.
However, to carry out a viability study to determine how best to proceed The Friends will need to raise funds. Please help us make the first steps towards reawakening this sleeping beauty as an arts and cultural centre for the community.
Let’s reawaken this sleeping beauty for its centenary and beyond, to provide new opportunities and inspiration for arts and culture.