The Woolwich Tramshed is a listed building in the heart of Woolwich. The building was originally a generating station to provide power for the local Tram system between 1916 and 1953. It has had many uses since then but has primarily been a place for gathering and entertainment and today it’s no different (although it has definitely had a facelift!)
We took up residence in the Woolwich Tramshed as Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) in 2009, where we have been delivering our programmes and performances ever since.
In 2019 we changed our name from GLYPT to Tramshed to better reflect our work and to celebrate the Woolwich Tramshed as our forever home.
We’re getting a makeover! In 2019 a new development was confirmed to build a leisure centre on Woolwich New Road that would include the complete renovation of the Woolwich Tramshed. This project is on going.
The Woolwich Tramshed has been around for years, first serving trams, then serving the community with comedy, cabaret and entertainment!