The History

of The Coronet


The Coronet is a multipurpose events space set in the heart of Elephant and Castle.
The events we hold are diverse, appealing to audiences from the local community, London, the UK and beyond. We host music concerts of every genre, and offer a wide range of events for the broad spectrum of community groups in the Elephant & Castle area. This enables us to play a key role in supporting this part of London’s unique cultural diversity and in encouraging visitors, which provides a positive social, cultural and economic benefit to the area.



The Coronet has long been a fixture in Elephant and Castle, providing a cultural hub and local community resource ever since its founding as the Elephant & Castle Theatre way back in 1872. Since then, the Coronet has continued to entertain throughout the years in its various incarnations; from the Elephant & Castle Theatre, Theatre Royal, ABC, Coronet Film Centre and now as the Coronet.
Aspirations for the future

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The Coronet may formerly have been a palace of entertainment for South Londoners, but our events now draw people from the length and breadth of the UK and further afield. As the regeneration of Elephant & Castle continues apace, the Coronet is eager to play a part in this story and maintain its role as a key element of the unique cultural heritage of the area.

All images kindly provided by Matthew Lloyd

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