Coronet Theatre to close after 136 years
It’s to make way for new housing
Heart-broken students have been left quivering in their foam-covered boots as the Coronet Theatre announces it’s closing.
The venue, best known for the F*CK ME nights, will shut down in January 2017.
Bosses announced on Monday the South London night club would close its doors to make way for new houses, following added pressure from rising rents, licensing restrictions and noise complaints.
The Elephant and Castle club has played host to the likes of Oasis and Charlie Chaplin in its extensive 136 year history.
In a statement on The Coronet’s website, Director Richard Littman said: “We fought long and hard to save The Coronet, and we will be really sad to go, but with the Elephant and Castle changing so much, so quickly, it’s become clear the evolving character of the area is no longer right for a venue like ours.
“We’ve worked with our landlord to extend our lease for one final year, until 5th January 2017. We’re looking forward to welcoming back old friends and making new ones.
“Rather than fighting against change, we want to focus on celebrating The Coronet’s incredible history. What better way to do that than by making The Coronet’s final year of operation its biggest and best.”