New End Theatre Turned into Synagogue
By Jesse_Custer | Friday, February 24, 2012, 13:10
The fate of Hampstead's New End Theatre, which closed last year, has at least been revealed.
The theatre has been converted into Hampstead's first synagogue, with comfy chairs and bonsai trees.
The Village Shul have, up until the opening of the new synagogue, met in member's homes. Rabbi Yisroel Weisz was quoted in the Ham&High as saying 'We have seen how it can be done at other synagogues, but we decided that, like Hampstead, this one should be boutique. When you go to church or synagogue the seats are usually the least comfortable to sit on, but here everyone will get to sit in a nice comfy chair.'
It was a disappointment for much of Hampstead when the New End Theatre had to close, but at least the property is being used for something productive.