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Category : Restoration

01 Sep 2017

Restoration Update – August 2017

This week we are thrilled to reveal further changes at our theatre, the Old Fire Station in west Norwood. We present today a virtual hard hat tour of all the floors of the building. As you can see, great progress has been made by Ash Contracting Ltd, though there is still a lot to do. The First and Second floors are the floors that are currently NOT funded for completion and we will only be able to open up the […]

21 Jul 2017

Announcing SLT’s New Logo

The South London Theatre are thrilled to reveal their new logo. Our little man in the spotlight has been retired for something that fits the contemporary outlook of the club and its new life in the restored Old Fire Station which we will return to in 2018. Some of you will recognise the new logo which was selected by the General Council which we had already been using on our social media sites. It’s fresh and contemporary and GC felt […]

06 Jul 2017

12 Hours To Help Equip
New Theatre In West Norwood

Our Crowdfunding campaign to help equip the new theatre which will open early next year at the Old Fire Station ends in 12 hours. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of West Norwood’s cultural heritage for years to come by making pledges that will help buy seats, cables, lights and the equipment needed to run the new theatre space. In return there are varying rewards for those that donate. But no matter how small or large the […]

07 Jun 2017

Restoration Update – June 2017

On Monday afternoon, our Publicity Director, Bryon Fear and General Stage Manager, Chaz Doyle caught up with our builders Ash Contracting Ltd. at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood to get an update on the building works. Like these visits in the past, it was evident that a lot of exciting progress has been made at the site but there have also been some discoveries that have slowed down the works a little which now unfortunately means a later finish date. Since our […]

22 Feb 2017

Restoration Project Update – February 2017

The restoration of South London Theatre’s Old Fire Station in West Norwood continues to forge ahead with many changes happening to the building and its structure since December last year. In our last fundraising update we revealed that we still had to raise £110k in order to fully restore the building including all floors. We continue to fundraise so that the building can be fully accessible to the wider community when we reopen our doors in the new year. Read about this month’s generous anonymous […]

22 Feb 2017

Fundraisers Manual – Part 1

Putting the FUN  in Fundraising !   Part 1 – House Party I was delighted to be invited to a house party with a difference. 15 of us were treated to an exclusive restaurant experience in one of our members front rooms. There were no prices on the menu, we were fed and asked to pay what we thought the meal was worth.  The guests got to eat, drink and be merry, while the host got to show off his […]

03 Feb 2017

Restoration Update: Critical Fundraising News

As we go into what we hope is the last 10 months of the restoration and build of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood, we can reveal the final amount we need to raise to complete the works. SLT has so far managed to raise over 2 million pounds with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund but to fully restore the exterior and all five interior floors we have a deficit of £110,000. As we reported on August 5, 2016 when we lost […]

22 Dec 2016

Restoration Project On ‘London Live’ News

The South London Theatre’s restoration of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood made the news this week when a crew from London Live came down to interview architect Paul Sharrock from Thomas Ford & Partners, Stuart Holbey from Heritage Lottery and our very own Tom Mathias & Jenny Mclaughlin who all talked about the project, which is being carried out by Ash Contracting Ltd, and what it means for SLT and the local West Norwood community.

20 Dec 2016

West Norwood’s Theatre On London Live

Last week London Live came down to the theatre at the Old Fire Station on a cold Friday morning to film a news article on the restoration of the building. The London television channel interviewed Paul Sharrock from Thomas Ford & Partners the architects who were entrusted to develop, restore and design the new space within the existing building. The camera crew also spoke with Jenny Mclaughlin and Tom Mathias, members of the South London Theatre, to find out more about the group and its continued […]

08 Dec 2016

Restoration Project Update – December 2016

The restoration of the Old Fire Station in West Norwood is progressing with continued momentum with many noticeable changes to the building’s structure taking place in the past month, with many more structural changes set to take place in the coming weeks. As you can see in the video, a lot of recognisable features of the building’s interior are now gone, as the spaces on the ground and lower floors have now been stripped right back. Keep up to date with the progress […]