In May 2012 Croydon Council unexpectedly withdrew financial support
(on Warehouse Theatre's 35th birthday) - the Council had supported the theatre for 30 years
until 2008, during which time its international reputation was established,
and more support had been agreed.
This withdrawal forced the managing company,
Warehouse Theatre Company Limited, into needless Administration.

Warehouse Phoenix Limited, a new independent company, was quickly set up
in order to keep the Warehouse name alive, as its established reputation
couldn't be replaced in Croydon, London, the UK or Internationally.

The lease of the Warehouse Theatre building ran out on 27 November 12 and the landlords
carried out a survey to check its safety. Unfortunately, the survey revealed serious structural problems,
and the building, sadly, has now been demolished.

2012 to 2016
With our Donation Campaign,
(and a very generous anonymous donor who matched every £100 donated)
the following was produced (in association with Fairfield):
* the 27th International Playwriting Festival (IPF) in June 2013 more
* the production of the outstanding play from IPF13 in October '13 more
* the 28th IPF on Sat 17 & Sun 18 May 2014 more
* and the 29th IPF on Sat 25 & Sun 26 July 2015 more

In 2016, and resuming our original name, we produced
the 30th anniversay
IPF on 10 & 11 Sept
with support from Croydon Council in a new theatre space -

and now...Farewell!