Greenwich Theatre is one of London’s premiere Off-West End theatres, presenting a year-round programme of drama, music, theatre, family shows, and pantomime.
The theatre is one of the country’s leading supporters of young and emerging theatre companies, regularly providing a launch pad for new work which subsequently transfers around the country, into the West End, and across the globe.
The site on which the current theatre stands has a long heritage which stretches back many years before the opening of the Greenwich Theatre in 1969. It originally opened as the Rose and Crown Music Hall in 1855. In 1898, it was rebuilt to become the Parthenon Theatre of Varieties before eventually opening as the Greenwich Theatre in the second half of the twentieth century.
More recently, the theatre has developed a partnership with Sell a Door Theatre Company. The Who’s musical, Tommy, was performed at the venue in 2015, which was its first performance for over 20 years.
The theatre is also at the forefront of developing and celebrating some of the UK’s finest family theatre and produces the annual Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival and one of the country’s most acclaimed traditional pantomimes.