Description

Founded in 2010 in a converted printing warehouse, the Coronet Theatre programmes performing and visual arts across all genres including theatre, dance, concerts, exhibitions and a variety of multi-disciplinary collaborations.

In 2014, the theatre moved to its current premises on Notting Hill Gate, which they are renovating in stages.

Artistic Director Anda Winters is committed to staging exciting undiscovered pieces by great writers and create work with emerging and talented artists from all fields.

The Coronet Theatre receives no regular public funding and relies on the financial support of individual and corporate donations.

The Coronet Theatre is a Registered Charity No. 1141921

Location

103 Notting Hill Gate, Campden, London, W11 3JZ, United Kingdom

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History

Current premises : The Coronet first opened as a theatre in 1898 with a capacity of 1,143 seats.

It was designed by one of leading architects of the time W.G.R. Sprague - his other work included Wyndham’s Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre - at a cost of £25,000. It quickly gained a reputation for being one of the finest theatres outside the West End, with appearances from actors including Ellen Terry and Sarah Bernhardt and was frequented by King Edward VII.

Though film screenings at the Coronet began in 1916, it didn’t become a full time cinema until 1923. Throughout the war, in addition to showing morale-boosting motion pictures, it acted as a bomb shelter for the local area.

Between 1950 and 1977 it was named the Gaumont Theatre after its owners Gaumont-British Cinemas, until, after a period where it looked like the cinema might close, it was bought by the independent operator Panton Films who chose to return the name to The Coronet Cinema and refurbish the seating, decreasing the capacity to 400.

In 2002 a second 150 seat screen was installed and it has functioned as a two screen cinema for 12 years.
In 2014, the Print Room theatre took over the premises, and is currently in the process of refurbishing the entire building back to its former glory.

It was renamed as the Coronet Theatre in 2019.

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