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Streatham Hill Theatre re-visioned in Lego

Ian Howells has created an amazing Lego model, based on the artist impression of a future Streatham Hill Theatre. His photos show the incredible detail of his magnificent model.

Two more high profile Patrons

David Harewood, MBE and Jools Holland, OBE, DL have today become Patrons of The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre campaign to find a sustainable solution to the future of the building, and promote its return to use as… Read More

Sir Tom Courtenay talks about Billy Liar at Streatham Hill Theatre

In this interview with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead, Sir Tom Courtenay talks about his life as an actor, including his role in Billy Liar, the play, at Streatham Hill Theatre, which was subsequently turned into… 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.

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

Over 80 programmes donated to the archive

We have received a kind donation of 86 Streatham Hill Theatre programmes for our archive, from Edge Hill University. We thank their Professor of Theatre Praxis in the Department of Creative Arts who found them in their store… Read More

RAF Aerial Photo shows WW2 Theatre Bomb Damage

The RAF Aerial Photo collection 1945-49 shows the damage suffered by Streatham Hill Theatre as a result of being hit by a flying bomb in 1944. Note the hole in the roof and the south wall, and what… Read More

Streatham Hill Theatre as an inspiration to artists

Even before it opened, the Streatham Hill Theatre has inspired artists and illustrators. Watercolour by David Wilson David Wilson, who was living nearby painted the construction of the theatre in 1928 – 1929. The watercolour is a charming… Read More