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Broadcast journalism student video features the campaign

Today, broadcast journalism students at the University of Westminster have published online a student documentary featuring Sherwood star, and campaign Patron, Robert Glenister, and others, covering the history of Streatham Hill Theatre, its importance, and the campaign to… Read More

Streatham Hill Theatre added to SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings at Risk Register 2022

Today, 29th June, Save Britain’s Heritage (SAVE), has added Streatham Hill Theatre to its Buildings at Risk Register 2022 which highlights historic buildings whose future is uncertain, and ultimately seeks to return them to use and secure the… Read More

Marking 60 years since ‘The Rehearsal’ closed Streatham Hill Theatre

9 June 2022 marks the sad fact that it’s been 60 years since Streatham Hill Theatre – once THE place for West End transfers – last staged a theatrical performance before becoming a bingo hall. When the curtain… Read More

Streatham Hill: the greatest entertainment centre in Britain

Back in 1970, Eric Morley, head of Mecca and founder of Miss World, called Streatham Hill “the greatest entertainment centre in Britain”. At that time there was: the Streatham Hill Theatre, which became the flagship Mecca Bingo Club… Read More

Crown & Sceptre pub at risk

We are sad to hear that the Crown & Sceptre pub, a short way up Streatham Hill from the Theatre is at risk after a closure date of 22 May 2022 was announced. The pub has contributed to… Read More

Royal Fashion from Streatham’s Crown & Sceptre

Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO (12 June 1901 – 8 June 1979) was a leading British fashion designer, best known for his work for the ladies of the Royal Family. Hartnell gained the Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to… Read More

Wake Up and Dream! programme now online

The programme from the theatre’s opening show in 1929 is now available online as a PDF, with thanks to a supporter who lent us an original copy to scan. It joins the collection of programmes in our archive.

“An’ weekends we’d go dancing / Down Streatham on the bus”

Stay Free, the 1978 song by The Clash (JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON, TOPPER HEADON), makes a couple of references to Streatham when it was still a centre of entertainment in the late 70’s. An’ weekends we’d… Read More

More aerial photos

The Historic England Archive allows you to explore over 400,000 digitised photos taken from aerial photo collections of over 6 million photographs. Here are some showing Streatham Hill Theatre, with many being RAF survey photos showing WW2 bomb… Read More

Archive added to the Community Archives and Heritage Group

Our archives are now recorded on the Community Archives at the group’s website.