Greenwich Theatre signs deal to remain for 24 years

Greenwich Theatre have signed a deal to remain at their site on Crooms Hill for 24 years.

The agreement with Greenwich Council sees the organisation paying a peppercorn rent which they state equates to a saving of £2 million over the period.


The charity which runs the theatre will continue programmes supporting outreach and engagement. Over the year they provided 10,000 subsidised children’s tickets.

One popular event is the annual pantomime with work underway for 2024-25’s production of Dick Whittington and his Cat by Anthony Spargo.

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Chair of Trustees Nigel Fletcher stated:

This agreement marks the start of an exciting new era for Greenwich Theatre, and a new relationship with the Royal Borough. There is a bright future ahead, and this long-term lease provides us with the security we need to face future challenges with confidence. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, supporters and local people across Greenwich as we secure the theatre’s place at the heart of the community for many years to come.”

The theatre has been the site of performances and entertainment since 1855. Greenwich Theatre has been on site since 1969.

Artistic Director James Haddrell said: “This marks the culmination of years of work by our small and incredibly dedicated staff team and represents the latest stage in the development of the company. In our most ambitious year to date, alongside the signing of the lease, over 1,000 children from Greenwich and beyond are set to perform on our stage this year, while we will also present new productions of work by two acclaimed modern British playwrights, two world premiere family productions, the return of the Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival and a host of exciting visits from some of the country’s most significant touring companies. With the lease in place we can now look beyond the immediate future and start to make some major long-term plans.”

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