Support Our Restoration Projects

Thank you for considering a donation to support the ongoing heritage restoration of our Old Fire Station and Theatre.

We have had a long-term project to restore our beautiful home, the Old Fire Station, and to secure this historic building and its culture for future generations of SLT members, audiences and our community here in West Norwood.

With the support of generous donations from members and other supporters, plus grants and loans from funding bodies, during 2016 - 2018 we transformed the building and our theatre space. It’s now a modern and attractive facility, and a match for any other non-professional theatre company.

However, the building is over 140 years old and requires continuous maintenance and repair, which we can only afford with extra funding from members and supporters. We regularly run special appeals for specific projects; we've given details of current live projects on this page.

We are very grateful for any donation, however large or small. Every pound helps to make a difference.

How To Donate*

Go to our Just Giving page here to donate online. Please tick Gift Aid if you can to enable us to claim an extra 25% at no extra cost to you.

By Bank Transfer to the South London Theatre Restoration account:
Sort Code: 40-44-15 Account: 71495496 Ref: "Your Name Donation"

By Cheque:
Payable to: SLT Building Preservation Trust Ltd
Post to: The Finance Director, South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station, 2a Norwood High Street, London, SE27 9NS


*If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it will be your responsibility to pay the difference.


The Rusty Beam

We must replace a badly corroded iron beam which is in the basement, supporting significant parts of the building.

A Tower of Strength

We need to make sure that the distinctive tower (originally used for fire watching across south London) on top of the building is sound and fully waterproofed. It’s quite a local landmark.

The Open & Shut case

To protect the listed front of our building, in particular the original fire station doors, we need to install some kind of protective shutters. These can't be any old shutters - the design of them has to be compliant with rules for listed buildings.