Streatham History

The “Dames” of Streatham Hill Theatre

By: Mark Bery (with acknowledgements: John Cresswell)

The magnificent Streatham Hill Theatre opened on 20th November 1929 with the slogan, “West End shows at Provincial prices”, and had a capacity of 2,523, more than the Coliseum, Covent Garden and Drury Lane. The Streatham Hill Theatre and the affiliated Golders Green Hippodrome became main theatre venues in London.