The Brookside Theatre is a 140-seat studio theatre situated in the centre of Romford in the London Borough of Havering, Greater London.
The theatre was established in 2012 and plays host to many full scale theatre productions; musicals and plays, tribute bands, live music, comedy and celebrity guests and was recently heralded as "Romford's best kept secret".
The theatre is located at the Romford War Memorial Social Club (formally the Romford War Memorial Old Folks Club) on Eastern Road, Romford.
Romford War Memorial:
These historic buildings were officially opened on 11 October 1953, by Lt.-Col Sir Francis Whitmore the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, to commemorate residents, civilians and service personnel of the Borough of Romford, who lost their lives during World War II.
This once popular community hall and memorial, fell into severe neglect with one of the buildings boarded up well over two decades ago – this building houses commemorative oak panels engraved with the names of the fallen; a donation from the USAF in recognition of the hospitality they received whilst stationed here during the war. Following the construction of a ring road around this historic market town, in the early 1970’s, large office blocks were erected, engulfing the memorial which was soon, sadly forgotten.
Alleged Paranormal Activity:
The feature reached the international media's attention in 2014 following CCTV footage that allegedly showed possible paranormal activity.