SLT volunteers packing up
Our South London Theatre (SLT) has just moved out of the Old Fire Station on Norwood High Street , next to St Luke’s church. The SLT has relocated, temporarily, to the Stanley Halls 12 South Norwood Hill SE25 6AB ( close to Norwood Junction station) whilst the Old Fire Station building is modernised.
Gogol’s “The Government Inspector” on Tues 3rd to Saturday 7th November is the first SLT show in the temporary venue at Stanley Halls. And Oliver! is on in December.
To book go to: http://www.stanleyhalls.org.uk/theatre/tickets/ Its only 10 minutes from West Norwood station to Norwood Junction by train.
For more details see: http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/newSLT/
Costume & props sale
Our local theatre, the SLT, is closing for refurbishment. 500 people dropped in to the Vintage costumes & props sale last weekend raising £3k for the theatre. The last performances until building work is completed will be 5th to 10th October 2015 .
During the works the show will go on at Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill SE25 6AB (5 mins from Norwood Junction station)
For details see http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/newSLT/
South London Theatre
Congratulations to Bob Callender and his team for winning £1.6million from the the Heritage Lottery Fund for the SLT, West Norwood’s own thriving repertory community theatre, based in the Old Fire Station at 2a Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The much needed money will restore the building which is one of the few surviving original horse drawn carriage fire stations. The South London Theatre puts on 22 shows a year and will have to move to temporary venues fom April 2015 until works complete in 2016.
For more on the history of the building see: http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/WestNorwoodOldFireStation.aspx#.U-qx-_ldXIU
Follow the SLT on twitter @SLTheatre or see: http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk
Explore London’s architecture & urban design for free and visit buildings not normally open to the public.
In West Norwood these buildings are open to the public over the weekend:
- Julians Primary School 16 Wolfington Road SE27 0JF – Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm tours every 30 minutes
- South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ – Sunday 1pm to 5pm
- South London Theatre 2a Norwood High Street SE27 9NS – Saturday Sunday 1pm t o5pm
- The Clock House 5 Chestnut Road SE27 9EZ – Sunday tours at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm
- The Clockworks Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW – Sunday tours 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4.30pm
- Warren Apartments 8 Station Rise SE27 9BW – Saturday 10am to 5pm
- West Norwood Cemetery & Greek Chapel , Norwood High Street SE27 9JU – Sunday tours 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside gates.
The full list of 800 buildings across London is at http://www.londonopenhouse.org/index.html
Bob Callender of SLT with the theatre plans
South London Theatre have persuaded the Heritage Lottery Fund to invest in the South London Theatre building on Norwood High Street SE27 9NS. The theatre is based in a Victorian fire station and restoration should be ready for early 2015 if all goes well . In the meantime the theatre has to raise another £250k .So to support our local theatre – become a member and see the shows http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk.
Or simply donate via http://www.justgiving.com/sltrestoration