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Asset of Community Value status confirmed

Now that bingo has ceased, the Friends of Streatham Hill are campaigning for the building to be brought back into use for arts/culture/performance use for the benefit of the community. This would support regeneration of the local area,… Read More

Still At Risk: 23rd January 2018

Once again, the theatre features on the Theatres Trust “At Risk” register, launched today at Soho Theatre by Dara O Briain.

Theatre is “At Risk”: January 2017

In 2017 the theatre was added to the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Register due to the possibility of redevelopment of the building or sale of part/s of the building, meaning that “the auditorium itself may be left… Read More

Beacon Bingo announcement: January 2017

Beacon Bingo has announced today an opportunity to work with businesses to replace Beacon Bingo at Streatham Hill Theatre. Beacon Bingo Streatham Hill, part of the Praesepe group of companies, has offered Bingo to its customers for over… Read More

The story of a suburban theatre cover

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

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

Britain’s biggest bingo hall opens: 14th November 1962

Mecca had acquired the building in 1962 and on Wednesday 14th November 1962, the Streatham Hill Theatre opened its doors again as the biggest bingo casino in the country. Despite heavy rain around 2000 came to attend the… Read More

The Final Curtain for theatre: 9th June 1962

When the curtain fell for the Saturday evening performance of ‘The Rehearsal‘ it would turn out to be the final curtain. The theatre remained dark through the summer of 1962.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill drops in for a show!

On 18th August 1952, Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, made a surprise visit to the Theatre to see D’Oyly Carte’s The Yeomen of the Guard. Despite the secrecy, the stationing of two policemen outside soon aroused curiosity and… Read More

Repaired theatre reopens: 23rd December 1950

Repairs after the bomb damage from 1944 were delayed as homes took priority for rebuilding. The theatre was rebuilt with a few changes from the original plans. The Streatham Hill Theatre eventually reopened on Boxing Day 1950 with… Read More