‘Theatre at Risk’ Streatham Hill Theatre gets a helping hand from Theatres Trust
A grant of £6,000 has been awarded to The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre to contribute towards a viability study and economic impact assessment.
Streatham Hill Theatre is one of London’s most lavish ‘sleeping beauties’ and the last theatre designed by W G R Sprague, the architect responsible for some of the most beautiful theatres in London. It has been on the Theatres Trust’s Theatres at Risk Register since 2017.
This support will contribute to the crowdfunding campaign that Friends of Streatham Hill is running to fund a viability study and other vital steps needed to return the theatre to community use. The viability study will be important in proving a viable and sustainable future use for the building and in bringing other stakeholders on board.
Streatham Hill Theatre is one of six theatres to receive funding through the second round of the Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme, run by the national advisory body for theatres. The others are Brighton Hippodrome, Derby Hippodrome, Granada in Walthamstow, Groundings Theatre in Portsmouth and Leith Theatre.