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Timeline

  • Grade II listing granted: 22nd September 1994

    The theatre was granted a Grade 2 listing in 1994 as “an unusually lavish example of a theatre built in the short-lived revival of building in 1929-30; as a suburban example of this date the building may be unique”. Much of… Read More


  • Mayfair takes over building from Mecca in 1998

    On 18th August 1998, Mayfair Bingo signed a sublease for the theatre from Mecca. SHARE VIA TwitterFacebookEmail


  • Published: Streatham Hill Theatre – The story of a suburban theatre

    The Streatham Society has published a book by John Cresswell, telling the story of Streatham’s West End style theatre from its inception in 1926 through to 2000 when it was a bingo hall. It is available from our… Read More


  • Colin Draper on starting his career as a “third electrician” at Streatham Hill

    Colin Draper started work aged 16 at Streatham Hill Theatre. He recorded his career for the British Library’s Theatre Archive Project in November 2004, interviewed by Ewan Jeffrey. There’s a transcript (PDF) available too. The interview starts with… Read More


  • Our Patron Simon Callow on Pantomime

    As a six-year-old, Simon Callow first attended a pantomime at Streatham Hill Theatre. In this article from the Guardian newspaper in 2005 he talks about his experiences with pantomime since… https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/nov/30/theatre.pantoseason SHARE VIA TwitterFacebookEmail


  • “Bingo Girls” Exhibition

    12 Jul 2008 – 13 Jul 2008 at ASC Studios Streatham Hill: An exhibition of portraits by artist Timothy Sutton celebrating the old Streatham Hill Theatre and the ladies who are paying for its preservation. https://www.artrabbit.com/events/bingo-girls SHARE VIA… Read More


  • Streatham Hill Theatre – a Memory by Peter Gauci.

    Peter Gauci became the general manager of Streatham Hill Theatre in 1973, managing the Mecca Social/Bingo club. It was the flagship club of the company and was every manager’s dream to run it.  He documented his memories on… Read More


  • Streatham Society posts about the Theatre’s history

    The Streatham Society regularly post about the history of Streatham Hill Theatre on Twitter as part of their “On this Day” programme. You can follow them on Twitter, and on Facebook, or see their website for more. SHARE VIA… Read More


  • Then and Now, the glamour days of Streatham – 2013 Streatham Festival

    For the Streatham Festival 2013 Beacon Bingo have kindly invited the festival to use the former mezzanine lounge of the former Streatham Hill Theatre. Amongst the events on offer is Streatham Theatre Company’s production Then and Now, reflecting… Read More


  • On the Air: STC returns to Streatham Hill Theatre

    Following on from their launch show at the theatre, STC are back with a new show On the Air. A special live anniversary performance of a Sherlock Holmes story is performed in an historic radio theatre in front… Read More