Today, 4th November, Historic England has published its Heritage At Risk Register 2021, with the Streatham Hill Theatre being added to it. The Heritage At Risk Register sets out the historic sites in England most at risk of being lost forever as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.
The 2021 Register describes the Grade II listed Streatham Hill Theatre as “an unusually lavish example of a theatre built outside of the West End and was designed by William George Robert Sprague, one of the leading theatre architects of his generation. It is a rare survival as only a few of his buildings still exist today”.
David Harvey, Chair of The Friends said: “Regenerating this unique building would be a game-changer in strengthening our community and supporting our local area. This recognition by Historic England will help us redouble efforts to save the building for cultural use for future generations. We call on all stakeholders to work together actively to save this landmark building and unlock the array of benefits it would bring.”
We have had many messages of support, including from our Patrons, the Mayor of London, Lambeth and Theatres Trust.
Please head over to our website for the full details and new photos from Historic England like the ones below. And watch out for news articles and for TV coverage on BBC London News tonight.