We are thrilled to be part of one of the first major events taking place at The Open Door since it reopened. This old cinema has a deep rooted history in the neighbourhood, and the new management are committed to ensuring the building provides an event space that serves the local community. They partner with local businesses and encourage the surrounding community to use the space for local events.
Please do come along and support this new establishment at our production of Rossini's beautiful comic opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers.
Address of the venue is 25 Church Road, London SE19 2TE, nearest station Crystal Palace. Mainline trains from London Victoria 20-30 mins approx
Tickets for Thursday 25th June at 7:30pm available here
First Tier £25 (£20 Early Bird & U16)
Second Tier £20 (£15 Early Bird & U16)
Balcony Tickets £15 (£10 Early Bird & U16)
The building opened as the The Rialto 1928, one of relatively few survivors of the silent era in Britain. Its site was previously part of the grounds of a large house, which had been built in the 1830s in the Great North Wood that once covered much of South London. Granada bought the cinema and commissioned George Coles to modernise the premises, which reopened in 1950. Coles designed over 80 cinemas in Britain, which include some of the finest examples of Art Deco ebullience. At Upper Norwood, his style is more measured, giving rise to a dignified, noble sense of grandeur. Only six of Coles’ buildings remain in use as cinemas.