110 Streatham Hill
No visitors or mail please.
The Friends have no access to, or control of, the building, which is currently only partially in use, as a slot machine lounge by Merkur Casino UK.
We understand the freehold has been sold to Ruach City Church from Hold Land South East; the headlease held by Mecca Bingo (Top Rank) is being cancelled; and Merkur’s lease amended. These changes are not currently showing at the Land Registry.
The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre is a volunteer-run charity campaigning to save this ‘sleeping beauty’ for the benefit of the community.
We are registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Number CE024993 and Registered Charity Number 1193643.
We are members of NCVO ncvo.org.uk
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Streatham Hill before the Theatre
This view from around 1912 is from close to Downton Avenue looking south towards Streatham Hill railway station. On the right the gardens with large houses were demolished to make way for entertainment buildings such as the Streatham… Read More
A new theatre for the “West End of South London”: 26th October 1927
Streatham Hill Theatre (SHT) was designed by W. G. R Sprague and W. H.Barton, with a capacity of around 2800 and a stage the size of the LondonPalladium. It formed part of Streatham’s theatre and entertainment offer when… Read More
Magnificent New Theatre for Streatham
The Norwood News of 31 August 1928 featured plans for the new Streatham Hill Theatre as part of a larger development to include a cinema and palais de danse. See the front page here, with thanks to Streatham… Read More
Foundation Stone Laye’d: 6th September 1928
Over 90 years ago local resident and international celebrity of stage and screen, Evelyn Laye laid the foundation stone for the Streatham Hill Playhouse as it was originally to be known. SHARE VIA TwitterFacebookEmail
Streatham Hill Playhouse Ltd registered
On 11th September 1928 a new company, Streatham Hill Playhouse Ltd, was registered. SHARE VIA TwitterFacebookEmail
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The Locarno Ballroom
On 1 October 1929 the Locarno Dance Hall opened in Streatham, just down the hill from the new Streatham Hill Theatre which was preparing its own opening in November 1929. Opened by band leader Billy Cotton, it was… Read More
The Stage: Streatham Hill Playhouse opening
The new Streatham Hill Playhouse will open on November 11, when the company now playing “Hold Everything” at the Palace Theatre will supply the opening attraction. The Stage 7/11/1929. As it happens opening was delayed due to incomplete… Read More
Theatre opens: 20th November 1929
The Streatham Hill Theatre was due to open, offering “West End shows at provincial prices”, on Monday 18th November 1929, but wasn’t quite ready. It was ready enough to open on the Wednesday, 20th November 1929, with the… Read More
W. G. R. Sprague, theatre architect, dies
William George Robert Sprague, the renowned theatre architect, has died only four years after his last theatre opened. Sprague was the architect of Streatham Hill Theatre (along with W. H. Barton) which opened in November 1929. Sprague lived… Read More