South London Theatre Old Fire Station Restoration Project
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Old Fire Station Tower
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
describes who we are, gives details of our
objectives, our finances, and our plans to make it happen.
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.
Watercolour by Pam Lyne
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.
The South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust