Run The Broadway Theatre Cafe & Bar

The Broadway Theatre's bars and cafe are tired and worn, harming the venue's appeal to public and producers alike. Now Lewisham Council is looking for a partner to help rejuvenate them. They write:

Lewisham Council writes:

Lewisham Council is seeking a new operator to run the café and bars in the Grade II listed Broadway Theatre in Catford.

This marks the beginning of an ambitious wide-scale regeneration plan for Catford that will see over 1000 new homes built in the area, the redevelopment of the Council offices and Civic Suite, new retail outlets and public spaces.

Councillor Chris Best, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Older People, said: “The Broadway Theatre café and bars are highly valued by a wide range of visitors including residents, theatre goers and local groups. We’re looking for the right operator to work with the theatre staff to realise the huge further potential of the café and bars so that they become thriving, important assets that benefit the growing local community and visitors from beyond Lewisham.”

The Broadway Theatre is itself set to undergo minor works in the short term, with more extensive works planned for the longer term to safeguard the future of this important asset with the help of external funding.

The new operator for the cafe will be selected by the end of 2016 and should be installed by spring 2017. The successful candidate is expected to designate the café a south London destination.

Expressions of interest are still being received, with a proposal deadline of 5 December. Interested parties should contact Louise Brooks & Nicky Chambers at broadwaytheatrecafe@bakelondon.co.uk

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