Save the Coronet
Save the Coronet
After more than 140 years in the heart of Southwark, the future of the Coronet is hanging in the balance.
Our lease is due to expire in November 2015 and we have, so far, not been able to secure a commitment from either our landlord Delancey, or Southwark Council that the Coronet can continue to operate in Elephant & Castle. If we don’t get clarity about our future the Coronet may be forced to close.
Employing over 100 members of staff, attracting more than 250,000 visitors every year, bringing huge amounts of revenue into the local area, and providing a creative and unique arts space, the Coronet is a huge asset to the community in Southwark’s Elephant & Castle and an integral part of its identity.
We are proud of our long history in Southwark. The Coronet has been a part of the local area since the Elephant & Castle Theatre first opened on our current site in 1872. This is the venue where Charlie Chaplin performed as a child, and since then we have hosted a wide range of acts, featuring everyone from Tom Jones and Professor Green, to Tim Minchin and Oasis.
The Elephant & Castle of today is undergoing exciting regeneration, however we firmly believe that this should not come at the cost of the area’s rich heritage or diverse cultural mix.
We can't lose this unique resource – you can help Save the Coronet!
We are calling on Delancey and Southwark Council to protect the future of the Coronet in the Elephant. We have up to £2m earmarked for improvements to the building, and plan to bring events such as BBC Radio recordings south of the river. But without any commitment from Delancey or the Council, we cannot press ahead with our plans, nor can we reassure our staff who are worried for their jobs.
Help us to preserve Elephant & Castle’s unique cultural fabric. Please add your name and help us Save the Coronet!