Sally Greene is a renowned British entrepreneur, philanthropist and ardent supporter and founder of many artistic endeavours.
Considered a prominent figure in the arts scene, Sally notably saved the Old Vic Theatre from closure, co-founding the Old Vic Theatre Trust in 1998. Formerly 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 90’s, Sally founded Greene Light Stage which has partnered in or co-produced over one hundred 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 sister company, Greene Light Films, in 1997.
In addition to her success in the arts, Sally runs the legendary Soho based Jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, which she restored after taking over in 2005. The club continues to present some of the biggest names in Jazz, all of whom prefer the unique and intimate stage environment over other venues. Sally Greene was also responsible for renovating and relaunching award-winning Cheyne Walk Brasserie in Chelsea as No. Fifty Cheyne which opened to critical acclaim.
Sally Greene has received an OBE for her contributions to the arts in Britain in addition to the Montblanc Arts and 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 is mostly aimed at supporting youth and art education.