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Wow thanks, we hit the crowdfund target! And Lambeth adds £7,500!

Wow, we hit the target early! Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign and pledged so far. The target has been a bit of a moving one as it includes estimated Spacehive platform and transaction charges which depend on the number and size of pledges, so a new pledge can change the target making it difficult to hit exactly, but thanks to those who tried that!

We’ll continue to keep the crowdfund open until the target date as any overfunding beyond the target can be used to support the campaign and go towards future phases, such as an Economic Impact Assessment to show the benefits to the local economy from regenerating the old theatre as a new arts and cultural centre.

AND IN BREAKING NEWS we’ve have heard from Lambeth that they are giving £7,500 towards the campaign which is a great boost. Thanks to everyone there who has been helping us. More to follow.

Lambeth backs FoSHT campaign

Lambeth Council has backed up the commitment it made to Streatham in the recently published Streatham Investment & Growth Strategy 2019-30 by committing £7,500 to the crowdfunding campaign set up by the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre (FoSHT), as part of their ambition to revive the former theatre.

Councillor Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment & New Homes, wrote to the friends group, congratulating them on running an effective and inspiring campaign that had gained strong local support.

He said: “I‘m delighted this money will see the campaign meet its fundraising target and I look forward to working with the owners, FoSHT, the BID and others in bringing the former theatre back into productive use.”

Your help needed as Streatham Hill Theatre Crowdfund Deadline Looms – it’s all or nothing!

Campaigners to save Streatham Hill Theatre are asking for your help for a final push to meet their 25th May crowdfund deadline. If you haven’t already pledged, please do what you can. If you have, can you spare a bit more please? Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to follow your lead and help the campaign. If the target is not met on time, all pledges are lost!

See the full release here.

A virtual tour of Streatham Hill Theatre

For our first online campaign meeting on 8th April 2020, David Harvey our chairman, presented a virtual tour of the theatre. The slides are available here.

Mayor of London pledges £15,000 to Crowdfund

We are very happy to have received a pledge of £15,000 from the Mayor of London’s Crowdfund London scheme https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-boosts-good-growth-projects-with-24m.

Thanks to the Mayor and everyone who has pledged so far. save.streathamhilltheatre.org

See our own press release here.

Urgent: First Crowdfunder deadline approaching on 24th February 2020!

Thank you so much for your support so far! On 24th February the Mayor of London’s Crowdfund 2020 team will be assessing our level of support to consider us for a contribution from their funds. Your pledge will help us, and so will your likes and comments on our Spacehive – so if you haven’t left a like or a message please go to https://www.spacehive.com/save-streatham-hill-theatre to do it before the 24th! Many thanks.

Streatham community coming together to back arts and cultural hub

The bid to save the magnificent Streatham Hill Theatre for the community has taken a big step forward with the start of a crowdfunding campaign.

Scores of contributors have immediately committed to back the plan to rescue the Grade 2 listed building and bring it back to life.

The scheme has been given added urgency for Streatham, shaken by the recent terror attack on its high street, as the area comes together to show its community spirit. Campaigners for the theatre say that the building has a vital role to play as a community hub and resource in an area sorely lacking in facilities.

See the full release here.

Streatham Is Open!

We were at the #StreathamIsOpen event on Saturday 8th February 2020 – some of our photos are on our Flickr site where you can also find more photos of the campaign and theatre.

Help save.streathamhilltheatre.org now!

Next step is to crowdfund a viability study

Thanks to everyone of our supporters for your help with the campaign so far.

Our next step is to commission a viability study to explore options and show how to make this grand old building into a sustainable asset for the benefit of the community. We are crowdfunding via Spacehive and have the opportunity to be considered for Mayor of London funding but we need to demonstrate local support.

So please go to save.streathamhilltheatre.org, like the project, leave a supporting comment and if you can pledge even a small amount. We have less than a month to get enough support to get on the Mayor’s radar!

Theatre At Risk: 28th January 2020

Streatham Hill Theatre remains on this year’s Risk Register, as launched by Gary Kemp at Hoxton Hall.