Greenwich Connects

Following government advice we took the painful decision to suspend all performances in both the main house and the studio. There was very little that we find more upsetting than a closed theatre, particularly when we had a host of exciting new shows lined up for the weeks ahead, but public health is and has to be our priority.

As most members of both the creative industry and our audiences were based at home, we launched Greenwich Connects, an online programme of interactive theatre opportunities for anyone and everyone to express and expand their creativity and engage with other members of the community through a series of weekly events. Now we are beginning to reopen again we enter phase two of Greenwich Connects. Check out all the amazing opportunities below.

Monologue Mondays

During Lockdown, every Monday morning, we sent out a theme or a style on Twitter and invited performers to send in self-taped monologues. Following the huge success of this initiative we cast 39 graduate actors in The Secret Love Life of Ophelia by Steven Berkoff featuring our patron, Dame Helen Mirren. If you watched this fantastic production please consider donating to our Crowdfunder page.

Wednesday Wisdom

During Lockdown, every Wednesday, an expert from the theatre world took over our Instagram account for a Q&A session. Those sessions are still available to view on our Instagram highlights so head over to check them out!


At the start of lockdown we introduced Flashback Fridays, streaming some of our best past performances. Now that we are looking forward to reopening again we introduce FUTURE FRIDAYS, introducing some of the great up and coming work we are supporting; starting with Chloe Bezer’s Women & Other Exhibits


We are now streaming some online readings of our favourite short play submissions every Sunday! Here are the current streamings available to watch:

6th September release: Junk
13th September release: Blue Whale
20th September release: Sex, Religion & Politics

James Haddrell, the theatre’s artistic and executive director, said:

“We know that this is a global crisis, and people will have heard from many arts organisations about the impact the closures will have on all theatres and arts venues. For those that are unaware, at Greenwich Theatre less than 10% of our income comes from public funding, so 90% is generated through a combination of ticket sales, bar sales and hire fees – all of which have taken a substantial hit during this crisis. It has been through our community’s help and support over the years that we have not only continued to function but to thrive, but that is now under threat. For anyone who would like to support us during this unprecedented crisis, we are encouraging them to make a donation, to buy a Friends membership or to support our Buy a Brick campaign.

However, this initiative is not about income. This is about the fact that whatever the situation, Greenwich Theatre is here for both artists and audiences. We’re not saying ‘see you when this is done’. We’re saying whatever the situation, Greenwich Theatre is here and serving its users and its supporters.”

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