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South London Theatre Old Fire Station Restoration Project
Old Fire Station Tower
No really, Welcome!

This site is all about the Old Fire Station Restoration Project, being run by the South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust.
We want to restore a beautiful listed fire station so it can remain the home of a vibrant theatre for both adults and children, offer access to people with disabilities and engage a wider community with both heritage learning and the arts.

For the latest updates see our news pages.

This site is for anyone who has an interest in the project. But it is especially for the people who can help us — people working in grant-giving trusts or funding bodies, local politicians and council officers, the many other groups that are supporting the project, or that we hope will.

In the parlance of fundraising this is our "case for support".

Our project isn't really complex, but it has several strands and aims to bring benefits in several ways. A section of this web site is devoted to each of the main areas where we want to bring benefits — Heritage (restoration of a Victorian Fire Station and opportunities for local people to learn about heritage and take an active role in the project), Theatre (space for a vibrant theatre company to thrive and reach out to new audiences), Youth (additional capacity to grow our youth theatre) and Community (providing a new multi-purpose space for local groups and access for people with mobility difficulties).

The section on The Project describes who we are, gives details of our objectives, our finances, and our plans to make it happen.

Watercolour by Pam Lyne
We recognise that funding organisations may target specific sectors for their giving — heritage, say, or community projects — and when speaking with them we will naturally emphasise the areas of their interest.

But it is important to us to also have a place where we can tell our whole story in our own way. And where the people who might wish to support us can get a view of the project as a whole.

This is that place. Please look around, enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments, drop me a line.

Bob Callender
The South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust