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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 fell on ‘The Rehearsal‘ on 9 June 1962 it would be the final curtain for shows at one of London’s most lavish theatres. To this day most of the theatre remains intact, its heritage and future potential recognised by Historic England, Theatres Trust & many more.
To mark this 60th anniversary, we look to the past and to the future for inspiration to save this historic building for the community with two exciting new developments.
Firstly, we publish Sir Tom Courtenay’s memories of Streatham Hill Theatre in a new addition to our ‘Memories’ project, a rich and growing set of stories about this historic theatre and its place in the community. Listen here: http://streathamhilltheatre.org/tom-courtenay-talks-about…
And looking to an exciting future, we call for ‘Your Visions for Streatham Hill Theatre’. We ask you to share with us your selfie videos of what a rejuvenated Streatham Hill Theatre would mean to you. Find out how to share your vision here: http://streathamhilltheatre.org/about/your-visions