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A visit to Streatham Hill Theatre to play Bingo in 1994

If you didn’t look at the floor level it could still be a theatre. The seats of the dress circle and upper circle still in situ. The mouldings still etched out in gilt, somewhat faded, the columns and… Read More

Jill Stanford remembers her father Jack Stanford and Streatham Hill Theatre 📺

Jill Stanford is the daughter of Jack Stanford the Dancing Fool, who was an eccentric tap dancer mime artist. She has wonderful memories of going to the Streatham Hill Theatre to see her father in a production of… Read More

Grandson of Theatre Creator Hugh Sewell Kingdon visits Streatham Hill 📺

Christopher Hugh Kingdon, the grandson of Hugh Sewell Kingdon, who created the Theatre and the nearby Locarno, along with his family, visited Streatham Hill. Our Memories project lead Stephanie Black asked Chris to tell us about his grandfather… 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… 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

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

Neil Heayes recalls shows at Streatham Hill Theatre 📻

Neil Heayes recorded an interview with Natalie Dunton for the British Library Theatre Archive Project on 16th January 2008. He was a resident of Streatham and talks of seeing shows at the Streatham Hill Theatre in his two-part… Read More

Prof. Ian McKillop recalls seeing significant productions at Streatham Hill Theatre 📻

The late Professor Ian MacKillop recorded an interview with T K Vincent for the British Library Theatre Archive Project on 10th November 2003. He was born in Bromley in 1939 and was a scholarship pupil at Dulwich College…. Read More

Ted de Poitiers remembers… 📺

Ted de Poitiers is 92 years old but still remembers the joys of visiting Streatham Hill Theatre backstage, as a child of 10. He talks in this video interview (with subtitles) with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project… Read More