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Who We Are

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.

 

The South London Theatre is made up of three governing bodies: General Council (GC), Bar Committee (Bar Comm.) and the Building Preservation Trust (BPT).

To see who is on the board of these governing bodies click the tabs below.

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.

Meet the General Council

 

Chair
Simon Gleisner

 

Deputy Chair
Dave Hollander

 

Treasurer
Chris Stooke

 

GSM
Chaz Doyle

 

Publicity
Bryon Fear

 

Membership
Guy Jones

 

Dir. w/o Portfolio
Lisa Thomas

 

Theatre Committee
Jess Osorio

 

Theatre Committee
Barry Heselden

 

Theatre Committee
Mat Hill

 

Theatre Committee
Ben Rathe

 

General Secretary
Fiona Daffern

 

Box Office Manager
Gareth Milton

Meet the Bar Committee

 

Chair
Adam Crook

 

Deputy Chair
Guy Jones

 

Treasurer
Andrew Chadney

 

Bar Manager
Brian Fretwell

 

Secretary
Caroline Doyle

 

Social Secretary
Jennifer Nettles

Meet the Building Preservation Trust

 

Treasurer
Geoff Lill

 

Director
Charlotte Benstead

 

Director
Fiona Daffern

 

Director
Gerri McAndrew

 

Director
Jason Salmon

 

Director
Chris Stooke

 

Director
Chaz Doyle

 

Director
Carole Coyne

 

Building Manager
Bex Law