END OF THE THEATRE BUILDING
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 in Oct 2011 until at least Dec 2012.
This withdrawal forced the managing company, Warehouse
Theatre Company Limited,
A new independent company was set
up - Warehouse
Phoenix Limited -
in order to keep the Warehouse name alive, as
its established reputation
could never 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.