Past - Present - Future

A warm welcome and thank you for visiting our web site.

PAST:
Jermyn Street Theatre was once the changing rooms for staff of the Getti Restaurant (formerly Spaghetti House Restaurant) upstairs. In 1991, Howard Jameson had a vision - to transform the space into a luxury studio theatre. Materials, expertise and services to the value of £280,000 were donated by 56 British companies and with major donation from Laings, our challenge was complete. We opened in August 1994. In 1997 our efforts were further rewarded by a National Lottery Grant from the Arts Council, enabling us to provide even better facilities for our customers.

PRESENT:
The theatre is run by the Trustees, and ably assisted by a commited band of volunteers. The trustees of the theatre would like to invite you or your company to become a sponsor. This can be either sponsoring a chair, programmes, a production or even the theatre itself. This will help others realise and fulfill their dream. We hope that you respect all our endeavours and hard work by supporting us in any way you can.

FUTURE:
• A commitment to new writing. Either producing an in-house production or giving the opportunity to an external producer to produce new work of the very highest quality in writing, design and delivery.

• Supporting and giving space to one New Musical per year. We hope to give a London home to one new musical per year; affording the very best talent the opportunity to have their work seen on the London stage.

• Unknown and forgotten classics.
The question here is: "why are we not doing these plays?" We are keen to find forgotten works or works never produced by the finest and most lauded playwrights of the last 100 years. 2011 saw revivals of Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, Arthur Miller’s Danger: Memory and Charles Morgan’s 1952 classic The River Line. We believe the studio space at Jermyn Street Theatre can showcase these exceptional writers with works that are unknown or forgotten. In July 2012 we were proud to have presented the UK premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s St John’s Night.

In all cases the production bar would be at its highest possible level. Producers and artists will be encouraged into making bold and exciting choices in how they produce and deliver the work. Our aim is to give the audience the "wow factor" in all that they see. By creating three strands of output it is hoped that the different styles, and the different audiences those styles appeal to, will cross-fertilise; thus creating new audiences for new work.
For sponsorship opportunity details, visit the Membership page.