Save The Coronet

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Save The Coronet

The Situation

After more than 140 years in the heart of Southwark, the future of the Coronet is hanging in the balance.

Our lease expires in the next couple of years and we have, so far, not been able to secure a commitment from either our landlord, Delancey, or Southwark Council about the future of the Coronet.

We have up to £2 million earmarked for improvements to the building, and plan to bring exciting new events to the venue. However, 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.

We recognise the Elephant & Castle is undergoing significant and exciting regeneration, and we warmly welcome this investment in the area’s future. However, regeneration shouldn’t come at the expense of Elephant & Castle’s diverse cultural mix, and we need a clear and firm commitment from Southwark Council and Delancey that the Coronet has a future in the Elephant.

We can’t lose this unique resource, help us Save the Coronet!

Click here to have a look at the plan for The Coronet’s future.

What we are asking for?

We are calling on Delancey and Southwark Council to protect the future of the Coronet in Elephant & Castle.

Our contribution to Elephant & Castle

We are a huge asset to the community. The Coronet provides full and part-time employment to over 100 people, attracts more than 250,000 visitors every year, and brings huge amounts of revenue into the local area. The theatre provides a creative and unique arts space for all kinds of events, and is an integral part of Elephant & Castle’s identity.

We have been a part of the local area since the Elephant & Castle Theatre first opened on our current site in 1872. The Elephant & Castle of today is undergoing exciting regeneration, but this should not come at the cost of the area’s diverse cultural mix.

What can you do?

Please add your name to our Change.org petition and tell Delancey and Southwark Council to Save the Coronet.

It would be a tragedy if Elephant & Castle became another faceless development. Help us Save the Coronet and sign our petition today: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/southwark-council-save-the-coronet

How else can you help?

If you’ve already signed our petition then you can help Save the Coronet by spreading the word and asking your friends and family to sign up.

If you are also a resident in Southwark then you can help us by writing to your local Ward Councillor or local London Assembly Member urging them to act to safeguard the future of the Coronet in Elephant and Castle.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheCoronet and use the hashtag #savethecoronet.

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