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Churchill Theatre
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Address
High Street
City
Architect Ken Wilson
Owned by Ambassador Theatre Group
Capacity 785 seated
Type Receiving and producing house
Opened 19 July 1977
Production Short seasons
www.ambassadortickets.com/bromley
Coordinates: 51°24′13″N 0°00′52″E / 51.403611°N 0.014444°E / 51.403611; 0.014444

The Churchill Theatre in Bromley, south east London was built by the London Borough of Bromley to designs by its borough architect's department.

It is carefully integrated into the central library complex overlooking Church House Gardens and Library Gardens. The slope of the site has been cleverly used; the auditorium is essentially below ground level and entered by descending staircases from the foyer.

The theatre was opened on 19 July 1977 by HRH Prince of Wales, and seats 785. It is now run on a contract currently held by the Ambassador Theatre Group and is successful commercially, acting as both a receiving and producing house, with many of its own productions transferring to the West End or touring nationally. An example, being recent tours of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was also the home of the first two series' of The Brian Conley Show before moving to The London Studios, and there is an annual pantomime season.

The Churchill is an example of a repertory theatre built in the style of European opera houses, with a large stage and sub-stage workshops. It was built on the side of a hill which disguises the number and size of the lower levels and gives the impression that it is smaller than it actually is.

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