The history of the Greenwich Theatre begins with a music hall on the site in 1855. The venue has been adapted and rebuilt several times since then, but it has always been a place of entertainment.
The Greenwich Theatre as it is today opened in 1969 and since then it has been known as a place to showcase new drama, including Jean Genet’s The Maids, which starred Glenda Jackson, Susannah York and Vivien Merchant, and went on to become a movie. Several of its shows have transferred to the West End, including Noel Coward’s Private Lives and Three Sisters by Michael Frayn. The theatre now focuses on producing its own work and has recently had great success with its musicals and pantomimes.
There a bar and café in the building serving light meals, snacks and drinks. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 400, is air conditioned and has a Sennheiser infra-red hearing aid system. Some shows are signed for deaf visitors. There is level access through the front of the building and the auditorium can be accessed via a lift. There are 2 spaces for wheelchair users in the back row and an adapted toilet in the foyer, near the lift.
The nearest train stations are Cutty Sark on the Docklands Light Railway (500m) and Greenwich, which connects to National Rail and the Docklands Light Railway (700m). Parking in the area can be tricky. You might be able to find a free space in the streets near the theatre in the evenings. There’s a Pay & Display car park on Burney Street, but it’s not very big and is especially busy at weekends.
In our travels around the web, we found these Greenwich Theatre web pages useful. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to list your favourite Greenwich Theatre website here.
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