The plans for a new theatre in south London have been agreed after receiving unanimous support from local councillors. The new venue which will seat 200 people, will replace the Theatre Peckham in Camberwell, south London, with seating of 158.
The new theatre will include rehearsal and studio spaces. It is expected that the theatre will be completed by the end of 2015.
Theatre Peckham artistic director Teresa Early claimed the theatre would be the “first brand-new public theatre space in south London for quite a time”, adding “No need to say we are delighted that Southwark Council has come down in favour of Alumno Developments’ arts-based scheme on the old town hall site. We are especially thrilled at being able to bring the first new purpose built theatre into Peckham and Camberwell for what is probably a century or more”.
With links to the area, Jude Law has previously added his support to the new theatre saying: “This will extend further the emerging and notable artistic and creativity community within this part of south London.”
Theatre Peckham’s patrons include Ian McKellen and Jenny Agutter.
Wednesday 18th December 2013