Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE
Following government and NHS guidance we are suspending all events in the Rookery Gardens until further notice. Like many we were reluctant to take this action but feel it is in the best interests of our staff and the public. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates.
Rookery Farmers Market
A monthly farmers market - every third Saturday. Food, drink, music. Planned for every third Saturday of the month.
Next Market : TBC
Entertainment starts from 12 noon
Events in the Rookery 2020
We will be adding more events throughout the year, so please keep checking the site. Many of the events are brought to you by outside parties and we have given details of where you can purchase tickets where possible.
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Special Woodland Session & Guided Walk
Saturday 29th February 2020 from 10am
The Rookery Barn, 40 Streatham Common South. London SW16 3BX
Please join us in celebrating our Streatham Community Woodland Project crowdfunding campaign reaching a milestone of over 25% towards our target for our and over 150 backers!
If you haven’t done so already, please pledge any amount at SpaceHive and support our amazing Streatham Community Woodland Project.
We are running a special volunteer session this Saturday which I hope you can attend . We are trying to create a Bug Garden behind the Ink Spot’s Brewery Barn.
We kick off the session at 10am -2pm.
To make this event even more special we are doing this in collaboration with our partners and neighbour, Inkspot Brewery. They will be hosting one of their epic Shutters Up! events which runs from noon until 8pm. Here you can taste the first brew of 2020 and enjoy delicious food from Firepit.
Our Head Ranger, Mered will also be giving a guided tour of the Streatham Community Woodland Project at 3.30pm.
We hope to see you and your friends for the volunteer session, Shutters Up or both!
Meet at 10am at the Rookery Barn or come find the SCCoop Flags .
Come for an hour or stay til 8pm. Bring a friend, children are welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Weather appropriate clothes are advised.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Christmas Fair & Market 2019
Sunday 8th December 2019
Located within the grounds of our beautiful Rookery, and celebrating the fifth anniversary of the market, this is a brilliant day out for adults and kids alike. What better way to spend a Sunday in December with some traditional cheer and grab that last minute gift!
This year will feature over 40 stalls with local arts and crafts, gifts, hampers, home wares, clothing and treats. There will be delicious food stalls, a Christmas cafe, mulled wine stall and our on site Brewers, Inkspot, who will be serving their craft beers, ales and lagers.
The marshmallow toasting area and flame garden will be back, so come along and warm your fingers whilst eating a gooey marshmallow treat!
Some of our regular and lovely Farmers Market stalls will be there with delicious fresh breads, cakes, sauces, poultry and much more.
Our beautiful Winter Wonderland Santa's Grotto will be open from 11.30, with a donation of £3 per child. Each child will receive a gift from Father Christmas.
Musical entertainment will come from our favourite DJ Tony, alongside songs by local choirs and a gorgeous Carols by Candlelight led by the Streatham Central Church. Do stay, light a candle, grab a glass of mulled wine and enjoy this perfect end to the day.
The fair is proudly sponsored by Douglas & Gordon and we are very grateful for their continued support.
For Christmas Fair information, get in touch with email@example.com.
Rookfest 6 July 2019
Deli Lama in association with SCCoop brings you a one day music festival for all the family, with food stalls and locally brewed delights.
Rookfest aims to bring you the best of South London bands and bring the community of Streatham and surrounding areas together for a wonderful day of amazing music, tasty local food and great local beers.
Profits from this event will help upkeep the wonderful Rookery Gardens where this event will be held.
Tickets are £10 with under 12's free.
supported by Douglas & Gordon.
Click here for a video from Rookfest 2017
The Winter’s Tale, Sunday 8th July at 3pm – The Festival Players
Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.
Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation.
Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening from this premier professional all-male company.
The Wind in the Willows, 9th – 13th August – Sixteen Feet Productions
Sixteen Feet Productions return with their fabulous version of this much loved story. A promenade performance which takes place at different areas within the Rookery. For aes 5 and up. Duration 1hr. Due to limited space you are advised to leave buggies behind.
Rookery Adventures, Music and Treasure Hunts, Clip Theatre
Please note: various dates and sessions for different age groups.
CLIP present a drama and music workshop with a treasure hunt through the Rookery gardens
Come on this amazing, in role, adventure to find the Magic Flower Power teddy bear and defeat the Wicked Weed Queen! Together we'll have fun, find clues and treasure and explore the Rookery on this epic adventure!
Twelfth Night, Friday 31st August – The Handlebards
Back for another year, the Handlebards! The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.
Join our all-male troupe at the Rookery, near Streatham Common, for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
Romeo and Juliet, Wednesday 5th September – The Handlebards
Returning for a second night, Handlebards bring you the classic Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe at the Rookery, near Streatham Common, for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before! And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of.
SCCoop and the Friends of Streatham Common, working with Turnstyle Records www.turnstylerecords.co.uk/ and deli –lama www.deli-lama.co.uk/ to brought you an amazing roster of musicians to suit every taste. All the acts have a strong local connection and are an eclectic mix of Folk, Jazz, Pop, Soul, World music, Americana and Indy.
The artists are performing for free to raise funds towards the upkeep of the Rookery. On the day you can also expect food and drink stalls from local suppliers including beer from Inkspot Brewery. The event also kicked off the Streatham Festival www.streathamfestival.com so what better way to start enjoying the best Streatham has to offer!