Sally Greene OBE is a renowned British entrepreneur, philanthropist and ardent supporter and founder of many artistic endeavours.
A prominent figure in the arts scene, Sally famously saved the Old Vic Theatre from closure, co-founding the Old Vic Theatre Trust in 1998. Previously Greene rescued the Richmond Theatre from closure in 1986 and restored the highly acclaimed Criterion Theatre in London’s West End in 1992.
In the early 1990s, Sally founded Greene Light Stage which has partnered in, or co-produced over 100 productions in the West End and on Broadway. Sally Greene received praise from critics and numerous awards for the musical, Billy Elliot, which she co-produced with Stephen Daldry. Following the success of Greene Light Stage, she launched a sister company, Greene Light Films, in 2007.
In addition to her success in the arts, Sally also runs the legendary Soho-based Jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, which she restored after taking over in 2005. The club continues to host some of the biggest names in Jazz who prefer the unique and intimate stage environment to other larger venues. Sally Greene was also responsible for renovating and re-launching award-winning Cheyne Walk Brasserie in Chelsea as No. Fifty Cheyne which re-opened to critical acclaim in 2019.
Sally Greene has received an OBE for her contribution to the Arts in Britain, in addition to the Montblanc Arts & Culture Award. She continues to serve as a Trustee for the Old Vic Theatre Trust, Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation, the Criterion and the London Music Fund. Supporting many causes including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, NSPCC’s FULL STOP campaign and the Hoping Foundation, Sally’s active philanthropy focuses primarily on supporting youth and art education.