Thorndike Theatre

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Thorndike Theatre
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Leatherhead Theatre
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Thorndike Theatre
Location within Surrey
LocationChurch Street, Leatherhead, Surrey
Coordinates 51°17′42″N0°19′43″W / 51.295074°N 0.328706°W / 51.295074; -0.328706 Coordinates: 51°17′42″N0°19′43″W / 51.295074°N 0.328706°W / 51.295074; -0.328706
Type Theatre
Capacity 526
Construction
Built1967–1969
Opened17 September 1969 (1969-09-17)
Architect Roderick Ham
Website
www.theleatherheadtheatre.com

The Thorndike Theatre is a Grade II listed building in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. [1] Roderick Ham designed the theatre within the shell of the disused 1930s Crescent Cinema. Named after Dame Sybil Thorndike, the theatre was opened on 17 September 1969 by Princess Margaret. [2] [3]

The theatre closed in 1997 after the loss of public funding. A charitable trust was set up to operate it and the theatre re-opened as the Leatherhead Theatre in 2001. [4]

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References

  1. Historic England (8 July 1999). "Thorndike Theatre  (Grade II) (1387322)". National Heritage List for England .
  2. "Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead — The Twentieth Century Society".
  3. "Leatherhead Theatre (ii) - The Theatres Trust".
  4. "Information". Leatherhead Theatre. Retrieved 29 July 2020.