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Theatre N16 to lose home again as Styx bar closes

The company finds itself without a home for the third time in three and a half years

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London fringe company Theatre N16 will be without a home for the third time in three-and-a-half years, it has been announced.

Their current home, Styx Bar in Tottenham, is scheduled to be demolished and has closed its doors.

In September 2017 N16 had to leave its former home in Balham, south London, where it had been for two years.

Founder Jamie Eastlake said "We are risk takers. We have come up against so much and fought it. We remain the little people trying to do good in the toughest of circumstances. Whatever happens next, whatever we become, this journey with all these people has been worth every single damn second."

The future looks uncertain, as Eastlake points out. "We are still undecided to how the future will pan out in terms of where or what Theatre N16 will become."

At the moment Theatre N16 has shows programmed through until 8 November, including the Breaking Bad unauthorised parody musical Say My Name.

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After four summers Styx is closing; We've always known we were going to fall to the bulldozers but our time has truly now come. We will be seven days a week until 8th November and then only open for events in November and December (there are some corkers coming up) with our last event being @lovecomedowndjs's NYE bash. • We arrived in 2015 plonking a freight container in a car park and messing around in coffins. Word got out and people wanted to host events here. Not just anyone but the most bombastic selection of people London has to offer. People have raved in the rain, watched theatre in the sun, built pavilions, immersed themselves in installations, eaten pizza by the tonne, adopted kittens and generally just celebrated Tottenham and London. • Thanks to: the twenty volunteers that lovingly put palettes down, the staff that have turned water into wine, our neighbours who have put up with bottles of super malt and masaratis and flourished into a creative quadrant in their own right. The promoters and producers who have brought people here to dance, cry, laugh and everything in between. Tottenham Hale will continue to flourish without us, and the tower blocks will come, and the area will change. We hope to watch this change and be part of it's future offering somewhere for people to have a good time, but perhaps we won't. Whatever happens it's important that the future of Tottenham Hale includes culture, music, and dancing. • Our last event will be NYE. Stay tuned for info on next space(/s). • Cc: @liftfestival @punchdrunkuk @rec.ess @plantain_party @theemberscollective @woodburnermusic @argent @lovenpresents @gdmunchies_n15 @bechdeltheatre @theatren16 @aceagrams @sohotheatre @belarusfreetheatre @royalcourttheatre @gillespeterson @fourtetkieran @jmebbkinsta @shortlistmagazine @timeoutlondon @warmup9216 @reggaeroast @flowbotbars @rise_ldn @championsoundevents @papalokoparty @haringeycouncil @latenightgimpfight @grufftheatre @j.o.e________ @thegloryldn @jackcullenuk @sofarlondon @amylame @beavertownbeer @redemptionbrewing @estrelladamm @huren.marsh3 @samuelhuntactor @47soul @treehouse707 @bananasupperclub @theliteraryhour @ajtracey

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