Transport

There are good transport links with bus and tram stops only a minute or two away.  Norwood Junction railway station is a 10 minute walk or a short bus ride away.  East Croydon station is 15 minutes away by bus or tram.  The Arena tramstop is a 5 minute walk away – and Wimbledon is only 30 minutes by Tramlink to East Croydon. There is a small car park at the front of the building where one or two spaces are available during the day.  More space is available to CYTO in the evenings and at the weekend. On-street parking nearby but some spaces guarded jealously by residents.  Other space is usually available a few yards away.

Conditions of use     

There is no sound insulation on the theatre windows and we ask hirers to be considerate of all our neighbours in their use of sound/music-basically not too loud and not for too long. The Green Room and the Dance Studio are double glazed.

There is a designated smoking area outside one of the emergency exits but, otherwise, the building is totally a non-smoking area. No alcohol is allowed.

Space for hire at The Shoestring Theatre

Contact 020 8655 1098 or email admin@cyto.org.uk for details of hire charges, availability and conditions

 

The Green Room

Ground floor level but approached by 6 steps down.

Carpeted room, 7m x 11m clear space, x 3.5m high.

Subject to availability, can be booked Monday – Friday 8:00am until 5:00 pm and some Saturdays and Sundays.

May also be available during school holidays.         

 

The Dance Studio

First floor – accessible by stairs.

Laminate floor, 7.5m x 11m x 3.5m high, mirrored wall, barre.

CD player included.

Subject to availability, can be booked Monday – Friday 8:00am until 5:00 pm and some Saturdays and Sundays.

May also be available during school holidays.

Specific conditions apply to preserve the floor  so not suitable for rehearsals with furniture/props or non-dance shoes.

 

The Theatre - 72 Seats

Ground floor level, raked seating.

Rehearsal area 8mx 8.5mx 5.8m high.  Painted wood floor.

Some dance flooring available.

Available occasionally for rehearsal or shows, with working lights daytime Monday – Sunday.

A technician must also be hired for theatre use.

 

Common areas for use during hires

Kitchen - adjacent to Green Room but with additional separate access - shared with all users – hot and cold water, microwave, kettle, fridge and freezer, miscellaneous mugs, jugs, plates, cutlery, etc. and washing-up facilities

Foyer - ground floor level.  Carpeted and furnished with sofas.  Area suitable for very small group work but it is on the route to the toilets.

Toilets - ground floor level, all accessed from the foyer.  Men’s and women’s and 1 unisex with wheelchair access.

Main entrance - ground floor level.  One step up or ramp to the door.