Catford’s Broadway Theatre is closing this month for a £7m renovation project.
Funding for the work comes from Lewisham Council’s capital programme and will include an overhaul of the theatre’s auditorium and foyer.
The refurbishment means the Grade II listed building will be closed throughout Lewisham’s tenure as London Borough of Culture.
Cabinet Member for Culture André Bourne said it is important the area continues to invest in its arts heritage.
“We’re happy to have secured the £7m needed to give the theatre a new lease of life as it approaches its 90th birthday, making it more inclusive and ensuring it meets audiences’ expectations for comfort and quality.”