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Sally Greene OBE

Founder & CEO

Greene Light Films Ltd

London, UK

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Sally Greene’s Biography

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 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 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.

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Restaurant of the Week: No 50 Cheyne

Owner Sally Greene has created a restaurant with a calm splendour surpassed only by the outstanding food.

16 Of The Best Restaurants In Chelsea

Best for a civilised night out: No. Fifty Cheyne. The old Cheyne Walk Brasserie was reborn as No. Fifty Cheyne a couple of years ago. Owner Sally Greene lives nearby, so it’s little wonder she’s made absolutely certain her new neighbourhood restaurant is a gem.

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Sally’s Background

Greene Light Films Ltd
Founder & CEO
2007 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene is the CEO of Greene Light Films Ltd, which she founded in 2007 to build on the strong creative relationships she had developed through her considerable work in theatre and to bring these into the world of film production.
Ronnie Scott's
2005 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene became the Proprietor of the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 2005. Continuing her work in revitalising some of London’s most celebrated venues, Sally reopened Ronnie Scott's in 2006 after a £2.5 million refurbishment. The club has thrived since Sally’s takeover, hosting performances by jazz icons and world-renowned musicians, as well regular pop-up shows internationally.
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Current Board Positions

The Old Vic Theatre Trust
Founding Trustee
London, UK
Sally Greene is the Founding Trustee of The Old Vic Theatre Trust, formed in 1998 to save the historic building and preserve its function as a world class theatre. She went on to revitalise the theatre, which continues to produce award-winning theatre to this day. Sally remains involved with fundraising for the Old Vic to provide for both operational costs and ongoing expansion and renewal works.
Criterion Theatre Trust
Managing Director & Trustee
1992 - Present
London, UK
Sally Greene established the Criterion Theatre Trust in 1992, raising the funds to totally restore and refurbish the iconic 150-year-old theatre building in London’s West End, which was reopened one year later. Sally remains a Trustee at the theatre, and also founded Criterion Productions plc in 1993 which produces plays in the West End, on Broadway and on tour in theatres around Great Britain.


Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation
Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club’s non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz and music education in the U.K and beyond.
The London Music Fund
London, UK
Sally Greene is a Trustee of the London Music Fund, a charity that provides grants enabling thousands of children throughout London to develop their musical potential. The charity works in collaboration with 32 London borough Music Education Hubs, schools, community music providers and musicians to develop musical opportunities for children and young people who show musical talent.
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