Friday, 3 September 2010

Rumours about the Queen Anne in Vauxhall... a possible theatre?

For the last month, the snippet I wrote on the sad death of Denise D'Courtenay, (the publican of the Queen Anne in Vauxhall), has been receiving an inordinate number of hits.  I've no explanation for that, since it was a churnalism post where I just pushed readers to the Sun and the Mail.  The pub must have been much more popular than I realised for what I consider to be a deserted (in a metropolitan sense) area.

Last Saturday, I noticed that the bright orange facade of the Queen Anne had been boarded up and it was looking rather sorry for itself.  Today, however, I heard from a reliable source that the pub has been sold and is to be turned into a mini-theatre.  That's all the news we have so far, but do check back for further information...

Edit 1st September 2011: For more info. on what became of the Queen Anne pub, you might want to read my review of the Tea House Theatre that replaced it.


Tea House Theatre said...

The news is true, The Queen Anne has been sold to a theatre company called Tea House Theatre ( and it will be opening again in April 2011. It will be a family friendly tea house in the daytime serving great food and the teas of the world and a theatre and swing joint in the evening- live bands are coming back to Vauxhall. As a nod to the heritage of the Queen Anne they will also host a monthly Burlesque night as well as cutting edge theatre. We hope to bring life back to the Spring Gardens.

Anonymous said...

Denise DeCourtney's Funeral Details

Monday 27 Sept 2010

The procession leaves her daughter's home (sorry, don't have address) at 11.15am and will pass by the Queen Anne around midday, then on to the Honor Oak Crematorium for 1.15pm.

Wake to be held at Harmony Bar on Railton Road.

Floral tributes to go to funeral directors Albin & Son, Arthur Stanley House, 52 Culling Road, SE16 2TN.

Donations for a Memorial Bench will be collected at the wake.

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