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Jim McManus, Actor, Remembers…

Staś Smagala interviews 83-year-old retired actor and Streatham resident, Jim McManus. Jim still has a few fond memories of his days as a touring actor and performing at the theatre. Part of our memories project.

Memories from Canada

I have resided in Vancouver, Canada for 40+ years but visit UK (until COVID) twice a year to see family, friends and go to the beloved theatre. My brother and I were brought up in Streatham/Norbury and I… Read More

More Theatre Programmes Donated

We have been sent a few old programmes from the theatre, in memory of Mr Victor and Mrs Winifred Ward who enjoyed a number of shows, including: Oklahoma Call Me Madam Zip Goes a Million South Pacific The… Read More

Programme Seals

As a child I certainly went to the Streatham Hill Theatre to see pantomimes, but unfortunately I have no memories of going there. I do remember that the programmes (which I think cost 6d) were secured with a… Read More

Do you have memories of Streatham Hill Theatre?

The Friends would love to hear any personal memories you have relating to the theatre, which we can publish here on this website. We are also interested in images and photos, videos, posters, programmes etc. relating to Streatham… Read More

The Streatham Astoria – a rival venue

The Astoria, a rival to Streatham Hill Theatre opened on Monday June 30th 1930 at 7.30 p.m. with the film Paris. It is currently a multi-screen Odeon. Geoff Gill (Former Chief Technician) gives an overview of its history on the… Read More

Streatham Hill Theatre – a Memory by Peter Gauci.

Peter Gauci became the general manager of Streatham Hill Theatre in 1973, managing the Mecca Social/Bingo club. It was the flagship club of the company and was every manager’s dream to run it.  He documented his memories on… Read More

Simon Callow, CBE

Our Patron Simon Callow on Pantomime

As a six-year-old, Simon Callow first attended a pantomime at Streatham Hill Theatre. In this article from the Guardian newspaper in 2005 he talks about his experiences with pantomime since… https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/nov/30/theatre.pantoseason

Starting my career as a “third electrician” at Streatham Hill

Colin Draper started work aged 16 at Streatham Hill Theatre. He recorded his career for the British Library Theatre Archive Project in 2004. There’s a transcript here.