The South London Theatre is a large, well-established, repertory-style non-professional theatre based at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood. The theatre was founded in 1967 and has been thriving ever since. We operate as a members' club and are always keen to attract new faces to our organisation.
We aim to produce at least 20 shows a year. Our seasons are always inclusive and varied, with shows ranging from Shakespeare and historical plays, to modern comedies and new writing, with at least one musical or pantomime for good measure.
All aspects of each production are run by the members themselves, so there is plenty of opportunity for everyone, not just on the stage but also behind the scenes where you can learn about lighting, sound, stage management and directing. We also need members to run the box office, front of house and the members' club bar.
Since our £2 million refurbishment we are committed to opening up this wonderful community asset to a wider audience. We are developing our strategy to increase both adult & youth learning to bring a more diverse audience in to enjoy, celebrate and benefit from the arts. To see how, visit our SUPPORT us page.
The South London Theatre is made up of three governing bodies: General Council (GC), Bar Committee (Bar Comm.) and the Building Preservation Trust (BPT).
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GC is responsible for the day-to-day running of SLT and its theatrical output which covers the programming of shows chosen by a sub-committee of four (Theatre Committee); GC are also responsible for all theatre related activities which include our Youth Theatre, Box Office & Front of House, theatre maintenance, publicity and membership.
Bar Comm. is responsible for running the theatre bar which is a private members club available to members 7 days a week (and to ticket holders on show nights). Bar Comm. also oversee member social events.
The BPT hold the lease to the old fire station and are responsible for the building maintenance & management. They recently oversaw the £2,500,000 refurbishment. Their building manager, Bex Law, deals with all hire enquiries outside the SLT activities.