Your Visit to SLT

Please try and arrive early for the performance, as due to the layout of the stage, it is not possible to admit latecomers.

Our Gothic revival-style former fire station was built in 1881, and remains a rare example of a fire station built for horse-drawn tenders, with the original look-out tower and doors still in place.

After being used mainly as a church hall for neighbouring St Luke’s after 1917, in 1967 it was converted to a theatre, and we’ve been at the heart of our south London community ever since. Whatever the purpose of your visit to us, you’re very welcome!


2A Norwood High Street, London, SE27 9NS

Show Night Opening Times

Usually at 7.15 pm (45 minutes before curtain up, also for matinees) We have a bar that is open to ticket holders and members.

General Opening Times

Opening times vary depending on events and activities. Please contact Bex, our building manager, if you would like to arrange a visit to view and potentially hire a space

Wardrobe Opening Times

Mondays/Tuesdays 7.30 - 10pm, by appointment only. Contact Wardrobe here



We are a 3-5 minute walk from West Norwood Station, (trains to and from London Victoria, London Bridge, Beckenham Junction and Sutton via Crystal Palace and West Croydon) and a 15-minute walk or short bus ride from Tulse Hill Station (trains to and from London Blackfriars, London Bridge, The City, London St Pancras International and stations to the South via Norwood Junction to Brighton)


We are on a one way system and we don't have a car park. There are limited parking bays available on Norwood High Street, and on-street parking on Dunbar Street and part of Auckland Hill. Please check the signage carefully.

Cycle Parking

There are plenty of cycle stands outside the West Norwood Library and Picturehouse. This is a short two minute walk away from the theatre entrance. Please give yourself enough time to lock your bike and walk to the theatre before the show starts. Unfortunately we cannot store cycles inside the theatre.


We are easily accessible via the following bus routes: 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432, 468, N2, N68 and SL6


Brixton Station (Victoria line) is 20 minutes away via bus (2, 196, 322 or 432).



There is step free access to all areas, except The Library, Bell and Prompt Rooms on the third floor, and the Technical Gallery on the mezzanine floor. Accessible toilets are situated in the ground floor foyer, in the basement bar area and on the second floor (all with baby change facilities).

If you are unable to book tickets online, TicketSource offer a free booking service on 0333 666 3366.

Seats in the auditorium are unreserved apart from the front row for anyone with mobility issues - please let us know in advance should you need a front row seat for that reason, or if you need a wheelchair space.

Companion tickets are available free of charge for those customers that need a companion with them. Please write to to organise the companion ticket at the time of booking.

Pre-visit & Touch tours

Please contact if you would like to arrange a pre-visit or touch tour, along with any other questions including details about the sensory environment.

Here’s our Visual Story, a resource for anyone with Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders or a learning difficulty , who is coming to see a play at our theatre.

Hearing Support

A portable T-Loop is available in the foyer.

More Info

For further accessibility information please visit our Access Able listing page.

Local venues for pre-theatre food

The theatre opens on show nights at 7:15 and our comfortable and welcoming basement bar will be open by 7.30pm, serving a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits. If you're visiting outside of our bar opening hours, or would like to eat before the show, then here are some of our favourite local restaurants and pubs

Sole Luna

Norwood Rd, Italian

The Garden Restaurant

Knights Hill, Italian

The Great North Wood

Knights Hill, Pub

Knowles of Norwood

Norwood Road, Pub

Four Hundred Rabbits

Norwood Road, Pizza

Tickle Me

Knights Hill, Caribbean (Vegan)

Lal Baag

Knights Hill, Indian

Jude's Ice Cream for an interval treat

We're proud to serve Jude's Ice Cream (now carbon-negative to help our planet) to our show audiences from the foyer.

Our selection of flavours includes:

Strawberries & Cream
Salted Caramel
Mango Sorbet
Guest flavour!

Box Office and Show Arrival FAQs

Can I book tickets over the telephone?

TicketSource now offer a free booking service, call the TicketSource telephone box office number 0333 666 3366. They are available Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 7.00PM and Saturday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM (excluding bank holidays)

Money is tight, are there cheap tickets available?

We have flexible pricing on Wednesdays, and you can adjust the pricing down to a minimum of £5.00 to see a show.

How much do you charge for tickets?

We offer discounted early bird tickets and tickets for SLT shows are always cheaper for SLT members. If you're a regular audience member, it really is worth considering at least a SLT Supporter Circle subscription to benefit from discounted tickets (see below) Find out more about prices and returns on this page

What time should I arrive?

Our doors open 45 minutes before the showtime on your e-ticket. Even if you’ve booked in advance, please do aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts (30 minutes if you need to buy a ticket on the door or are seeking a return for a sold-out show). The bar will be open and you’ll be able to buy a drink and take it into the auditorium with you.

What should I do on arrival?

When you arrive please check in with the Box Office as they have a list of everyone who has booked to see the show and can sell you a ticket if you haven’t booked in advance (subject to availability). Please make sure you can also access your ticket via your mobile phone or a print-out.

You can then go to the bar or wait in the foyer until we open the house for you to take your seat. This will usually be 10-15 minutes before the show begins. Seats are unreserved apart from the front row for anyone with mobility issues - please let us know in advance should you need a front row seat for that reason, or if you need a wheelchair space.

What if I’m running late?

Please try and let the Box Office know by emailing us or calling 020 3757 6111

Please allow plenty of time to get to us. We generally always aim to start shows on time unless we know there are local transport issues affecting many audience members. We’re sorry, but we’re not always able to admit latecomers once the show has started, so you may have to wait until the interval (if there is one).

What if I can’t make the show?

Please let us know if you have a last-minute change of plans or emergency that means you can’t join us. Email us or call
020 3757 6111 (you may need to leave a message and we’ll come back to you). We do offer an exchange on tickets for another night or another show if available, but will generally only refund if we've cancelled a show.

Can I choose my seating?

Seats in the auditorium are unreserved apart from the front row for anyone with mobility issues - please let us know in advance should you need a front row seat for that reason, or if you need a wheelchair space.

Is there a cafe or restaurant at the theatre?

No, we have a well stocked bar, which sells snacks, but unfortunately we don't have the facilities to serve food. There are a number of pubs and restaurants nearby, and some of them are shown in the list above.

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What if I have a concern or complaint about SLT?

We hope every visit to the SLT Fire Station is positive and fulfilling, but if there's anything we can do to address your concerns, please get in touch. All the information and contacts to aid you doing this can be found on our "Concerns and Complaints" page

We’d love to hear from you

Subscription support

Join the SLT Supporter Circle

If you’d like to enjoy some of the benefits of SLT membership and be a part of our theatre, but need to keep your activities limited to visiting us regularly to see shows, then your ideal option is to join SLT Supporter Circle.


Donate To SLT

Coming to see our shows is a great way to support us, but if you’d like to do more to help us fund our wonderful theatre and activities, donations are always gratefully received. Visit our Just Giving page here to find out more, and please tick Gift Aid if you can to enable us to claim an extra 25% at no extra cost to you.