Archive for January 17th, 2012


Greenwich Playhouse set to close

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012

Ends with a bloody tragedy

Closing in April - The Greenwich Playhouse

The Greenwich Playhouse will close its doors on the 10th April 2012 after twenty years of service to theatre and following a final production by Galleon Theatre Company of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. The theatre’s landlords have decided not to renew the venue’s lease, in order to exploit commercial opportunities offered by the Olympics.

The Playhouse is located in a building which has housed a studio theatre since 1989. Galleon Theatre Company took residency at the venue in 1995 and has since staged an impressive body of work. The theatre stages in the region of 12-14 theatre productions each year and these generate work and entertainment for some 15,000 people.

Discussions are taking place with Greenwich Council, who have been active supporters of the organisation, to find a new home in the borough.