Set at the bottom of Crooms Hill, you will find the lovely Greenwich Theatre. It is a short distance to Greenwich Park, bus routes, stations and the River Bus.
MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:
This is a wonderful little venue and a complete gem in Greenwich. When sitting in the auditorium, you feel close to the action. Its intimacy makes the performance more powerful. Taking children to see a show here is great because they can feel the atmosphere of the performance and their little eyes can easily adjust to the designs of the lighting on stage. The leg room is good and the raked seating makes you feel like you have one of the best seats in the house. The staff are very friendly and willing to help. You are made to feel welcome and that nothing is too much trouble. Going to Greenwich Theatre makes you feel like you are in the West End without the price tag.
Address: Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8ES.
Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: There is flat access through the front doors into the foyer. There is a platform lift to the bar and cafe. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is a maximum of two wheelchair users in the auditorium, but they can store wheelchairs for guests transferring to seats. Inform the Box Office of your requirements when booking.
Parking: Pay & display car park on Burney Street and spaces are limited on weekends. Parking is free after 6.30 p.m. Limited on-street parking available after 5.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday or 6.00 p.m. Sunday on Crooms Hill.
DLR: Cutty Sark.
Tube: North Greenwich and then a bus.
Bus: 177, 180, 199, 386 all stop nearby.
Phone: 020 8858 7755.
Box Office opens Monday – Saturday 1.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m, Sunday closed. Online booking open 24 hours a day.
About 150 years ago, John Green established the Rose and Crown Music Hall and by 1871 the new owner Charles Crowder refurbished the venue. Reopening as Crowders Music Hall, it offered concerts, ballet and more. Samuel and Daniel Barnard took over in 1902 relocating the entrance on Crooms Hill. Throughout the years, Greenwich Theatre was home to live performances and screened films from 1915. By 1924, it was converted into a cinema. In 1969, under Artistic Director Ewan Hopper, Greenwich Theatre reopened and since then performers such as Mia Farrow, Charles Dance, Timothy Dalton, Glenda Jackson, Susannah York and Rupert Everett have taken to its stage. Every April, Greenwich Theatre now presents Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival and co-produces the yearly Emerging Artists season in the month of May. The theatre plays an important role in the nurturing, development and support of young people. There is a wide selection of performances from drama, comedy, musicals, pantomime to new writing.
Review by Dana Pinto.