Category Archives: Warehouse Theatre

Theatre Trust slams Sutton Council over stage closures

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest independent body to find fault with the south London council Sutton’s polluting, thieving and cage-fighting Liberal Democrat councillors and ex-councillors have now attracted the anger of the usually mild-mannered Theatres Trust. In … Continue reading

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Godfrey becomes third senior Labour councillor to quit

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest senior council figure to announce that they won’t be seeking selection for May’s local elections Timothy Godfrey last night became the third Croydon Council cabinet member or deputy to announce that they are to … Continue reading

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Newman breaks manifesto promise over Boxpark festival

Tony Newman’s Labour council has broken one of its 2014 manifesto commitments, after diverting £160,000 of public money from its intended free annual music festival to pay towards private business Boozepark’s opening shindig next month. The council-run Ambition Festival was … Continue reading

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Town Hall’s theatre of the absurd to stage some real drama

Having closed down its original venue and with its alternative venue temporarily shut for refurbishment, Croydon Council has had to turn over the Town Hall chamber this weekend to the Warehouse Theatre for it to be able to stage its … Continue reading

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Your chance to drink to the future of the Warehouse Theatre

It’s been said often enough, possibly a tad cruelly, that Croydon’s Town Hall chamber has too frequently provided a platform for comedians or staged unconvincing melodramas. Come September, the chamber will for once stage some real drama when the Warehouse … Continue reading

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Warehouse Theatre celebrates 30 years of playwriting festival

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the International Playwriting Festival organised by the late and much-lamented Warehouse Theatre. The Warehouse Theatre, housed in an old coal merchants’ warehouse on the edge of what is now the Ruskin Square development, … Continue reading

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100 jobs will be lost with two-year Fairfield Halls closure

The battle for Croydon’s cultural future took a twist at the Town Hall last night, with local Tories arguing against job cuts and wanting to spend more public money on the borough’s flagship arts facility, as STEVEN DOWNES reports Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square site finally proves to be something to bank on

Overlooked in the build-up to the election last week came some news in the trade press that could prove more significant to Croydon’s future event than the £1 billion Hammersfield development. Who would have thought at any time over the … Continue reading

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International playwriting festival at Fairfield Halls, June 6-7

The Warehouse Theatre’s 2015 International Playwriting Festival will take place at the new studio theatre at the Fairfield Halls on June 6 and 7. The deadline for entries for this year’s competition has been extended to March 15. The IPF … Continue reading

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Boxpark pop-up retail outlet set to come to East Croydon

Croydon looks set to get its own Boxpark retail marketplace, right next to East Croydon Station. Croydon Visitor Centre and the computer gadget shop next door on the concourse area of East Croydon Station are being moved out to make … Continue reading

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